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Http to https

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by lwseller, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hi i want to change my site from http to https
    SEMrush
    Basically i need some info on what to do on webmaster tools so the rankinks i have will no disapear

    Plus: the backlinks i have as http will work on the https version?

    Please advise, thank you
     
    lwseller, Aug 13, 2017 IP
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  2. WebHawker

    WebHawker Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    If you do this using .htaccess then without https links will automatically redirect to https. I guess it won't harm your SEO or current ranking on different keywords.
     
    WebHawker, Aug 13, 2017 IP
  3. andyim

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    You need to add the https version of the site as separate entity on Google Webmaster Tools. Unfortunately you can't this do as 'site move' through Google, so you just need to 301 the http version site to the https. There are plenty of tutorials out there on how to do this.
     
    andyim, Aug 22, 2017 IP
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    iwebsocial Well-Known Member

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    Add the https version of your site to Google Webmasters tool and don't remove the non https. make sure that all your non http redirects to https.
     
    iwebsocial, Aug 26, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Prominent Member Affiliate Manager

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    First, you need to purchase a SSL certificate for your domain name. Once it's installed, add this to your .htaccess file right after RewriteEngine On:

    
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}
    
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    Make sure you don't have image links or URLs that start with http within your pages or they may throw a "your connection is not secure" error.

    Lastly, change your domain name from http to https in your webmaster tools admin panel (I had to literally remove the old property and add a new one that starts with https).

    Your old backlinks should still work.

    I changed all my sites from http to https didn't lose any rankings or traffic.
     
    qwikad.com, Aug 26, 2017 IP
  6. davon

    davon Active Member

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    When did you make change from http to https? The site of my friend did lose in rankings.
     
    davon, Aug 26, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Prominent Member Affiliate Manager

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    Any changes you make may initially lower your rankings, but in a few days they usually go back to where they were. I wonder if your friend's site lost its ranking for another reason.
     
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    qwikad.com, Aug 26, 2017 IP
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    Having https is a positive ranking signal. Suggesting that it will actually kill your rankings is absurd. It may flop around for a day or so.
     
    Nigel Lew, Aug 26, 2017 IP
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