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Http to Https - Effect on SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by maketick, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    I have some questions - My website is http://www.maketick.com ... now I want to convert the current website at https://www.maketick.com .... Will I face any bad result at SEO? Will I loose all ranks, PR, Traffic?

    I need your suggestion...

    Thanks
    Maketick
     
    maketick, Mar 21, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. atomitservices

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    https is more secure than http. https is basically used for secure online transaction specially in e commerce websites or bank websites.
     
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  4. saklani

    saklani Peon

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    https: is more secure http:
     
    saklani, Mar 21, 2012 IP
  5. maketick

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    YA I know https is more secure than http... but my question is if my current website will convert into https...will I face any problem in SEO?
     
    maketick, Mar 21, 2012 IP
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    Hi,
    I think its not count as double site. if you do this process proper way.
     
    indiannews007, Mar 22, 2012 IP
  7. maketick

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    whats the process?
     
    maketick, Mar 22, 2012 IP
  8. simona86

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    Hello,

    You should definitely implement 301 redirects from the versions "http://" to "https://". Your site will stay available, and your users won't notice a thing, but Google will see a definite signal that you're moving your site to the secure version and update its indexes.It may take some time for Google to update its indexes, but the site will remain working just fine.
     
    simona86, Mar 22, 2012 IP
  9. andersonsjohn

    andersonsjohn Banned

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    Https is used for secured connection especially for ecommerce sites or money transaction sites...
     
    andersonsjohn, Mar 22, 2012 IP
  10. ajuas

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    Hello,

    https sites are rarely rank on top for search queries. I have a bad experience, one of my client changed his site from http to https, it affected the site badly, lost his top positions. Then we changed back to http. Only the payment page needs to be secured (Use https only to the payment page).
     
    ajuas, Mar 23, 2012 IP
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    You might have to redo the seo work to keep serp's so better to use https for the payment pages or you can take that on a subdomain as well if necessary (As recommended by Ajuas)

    https is not recommended for seo.....

    All the best.....
     
    hassan001, Mar 23, 2012 IP
  12. saim12312

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    yes effective on site http
     
    saim12312, Mar 31, 2012 IP
  13. chrisrodac

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    #13
    He is not asking about the security or any advantages of going from http to https. He is asking about SEO changes after converting from http to https, if any?
     
    chrisrodac, Feb 13, 2013 IP
  14. Ahsan Parwez

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    Hi Maketick,

    You might harm your rankings if you do not set SSL properly. Google suggests you get a 2048-bit key SSL certificate and after you have set the certificate up you should 301 redirect your http pages to new https and verify your https site in Google webmaster.

    For complete guidelines read this: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6073543
     
    Ahsan Parwez, Aug 28, 2014 IP
  15. Rado_ch

    Rado_ch Well-Known Member

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    Come on, how come there is so much useless and false advise in one thread? I am utterly shocked how no one seems to either understand the question or give some knowledgeable tips.

    The only thing you were advised correctly is to do 301 redirects. Nothing more. Apart from that I can safely confirm - switching to HTTPS will NOT harm your rankings. On the contrary - no more than a month ago Google actually announced that they now treat https as one of their algorithm ranking factors. So to all that claim that https hurts SEO I would advise to change their profession or at least stop misleading people!

    Source: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html
     
    Rado_ch, Aug 28, 2014 IP
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    Well there is a huge difference in both of them like https is more protected than http. https is generally used for protecting on-line deal exclusively in e-business sites or financial institution sites.
     
    jaosniasd, Aug 28, 2014 IP
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    I would change the site if ONLY you use any money transactions, VERY important passwords, banks, etc. ;) For blogs or even small websites, you don't need a SSL certificate! ;)
     
    patco, Aug 29, 2014 IP
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    I have worked on some HTTPS sites, And I got lot of problem with them.
    We use https to secure our pages from being hacking, but it also affect on search engine ranking. It's not impossible to get high ranking on Search Engines with https, but I suggest u to do not turn your whole website in https.
    just add this on theses pages which you want to secure (e.g. payment page or registration page )
     
    Ramesh8248, Aug 31, 2014 IP
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    Now https is said to be favored by search engines, you can switch to the secured version, but you need to do a permanent 301 redirect of http//www and http:// versions to the https:// version. If you don't do the redirect then each version, will be considered duplicated.

    You will not lose the rank and page rank, but it will take sometime until the link juice, PR, and ranking to be transferred to the new version, meaning it will not be instant and could take few days to few weeks, but usually it does not take too long.
     
    maddenitrous, Sep 1, 2014 IP
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    insignificant
     
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