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Does Converting From Http To Https Effect Seo And Ranking?


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#1 murphych

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:23 AM

Hello,

 

Last year I was hit by penguin and around the same time (April 2012) I decided to create a new template with a jQuery slider. Because of how the new website would work I had to convert all of the website from http to https and thought it would help re the penguin issues.

 

It took some time to build and the older template was still live. The week before I released the new site the older version had recovered to page 1 google. When I released the new https version I expected the site to drop, which it did, but never it recovered, despite being page 1 rank 1 on bing and yahoo.

 

I had changed all the existing white hat backlinks to the new https version, but for some reason google is telling me that googlebot cant access my site at all + its not picking up any backlinks. My other http sites are having no problems at all???

 

Also is it good practice to have more than 10 sites on one google account. Would it be better to have individual webmaster accounts per site ???

 

Would really appreciate some help with the above !!

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Chris M



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

but never it recovered, despite being page 1 rank 1 on bing and yahoo.

And did you put a redirect in place?

 

 

Also is it good practice to have more than 10 sites on one google account. Would it be better to have individual webmaster accounts per site ???

 

It's not a problem, Not especially and maybe in that order.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

Yeah the 301 redirects where put in place and technically the site is perfect. All 6 sites that where transfered to https are showing no data from google but the 6 .mobi variants which are held on a different http domain are showing all the data and googlebot can access them fine.

 

Its worth mentioning that bing webmaster tools are picking up both the https and older http backlinks.

 

Re the individual webmaster accounts, not sure what you mean?? Its also worth mentioning that the 6 sites and 6 mobile varients are all EMD's (Exact Match Domains). I was thinking of setting up 6 individual webmaster accounts on google and bing and transfering back to http to solve the problems??



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

transfering back to http to solve the problems??

 

That will simply compound the problems at this point.

 

 

If you are trying to hide the "ownership" of the websites, having seperate Google accounts isn't going to make it more difficult.

 

The only reason for having seperate accounts for each site would be if anyone needed access to only one account without access to any of the others.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:51 AM

the only reason for having seperate accounts for each site would be if anyone needed access to only one account without access to any of the others.

 

My understanding is that the site owner can grant other users access to the account, with either full permissions or on a restricted basis. And you can grant access to one account without granting access to all of them.

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

Thank you for your replies re the webmaster account, but still need some guidence regarding the https. I have looked at a few forums and they are all indicating that if a site is 100% encrypted it would definetly effect the seo?? Also no chance of any data beig picked up as all the pages are encrypted ???



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

HTTPS is not a problem for search engines.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:26 AM

Also no chance of any data beig picked up as all the pages are encrypted ???

 

The rule I always keep in mind is: If the browser can see it, the search engine can see it.* Broswers clearly have no problem in understanding HTTPS pages, so the SE bots won't have either.

 

(* Maybe not 100 percent accurate, but close enough.)

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:51 AM

From my current experience.. it definetly can !! As previously stated google webmaster tools is not picking up any information on my pages, cant access the pages and shows no data. All my normal http sites are showing everything perfect.

 

I am going to experiement and convert one of the sites back to http on the same template and will feedback the results.

 

Thanks for all your replies !!



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:00 PM

Also no chance of any data beig picked up as all the pages are encrypted ???

 

SSL (HTTPS) does NOT encrypt a "site" or a page. All that is encrypted is the communication during the 'handshaking' between server and client.

 

Once the request is completed and the server sends the response data, it is readable by any user agent.


Edited by chrishirst, 18 April 2013 - 05:01 PM.





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