I have a question about the best practices for assigning "https" and "http" versions. I have a client that has a version of their website https: in Google WMT and was ranking. However I noticed with my other tools, that http: version had natural anchor text distribution and also had better Trust Flow were as the https: version had no trust flow at all, and had way too many anchor text that had https:, some people who have linked to the sites, did it like that.
Can I assign http: in Google WMT and still have it do a 301 Redirect to https:?. This way I can capitalize on the better anchor text profile and trust flow, and still rank properly?
And just a note: The reason why for the redirect to the https is the client wants to have a secure site for his clients.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Edited by Jill, 11 May 2014 - 05:06 PM.