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    Changing pages from http to https


    Hi,

    As far as I understand from several postings at this forum https shouldn't cause any problems with being indexed by G, right?

    Now we want to change pages on our site from http: to https:. We already did some but the consequence is that our rankings dropped quite dramatically. Is this temporary or should we get inbound links to the https page (and the inbound links to the http page don't count anymore???!!!)?

    Furtermore; what would be the right tactic to solve our problem?

    Thanks very much for your help in advance.
    Eric
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    Originally Posted by EricWalterson
    Hi,

    As far as I understand from several postings at this forum https shouldn't cause any problems with being indexed by G, right?

    Now we want to change pages on our site from http: to https:. We already did some but the consequence is that our rankings dropped quite dramatically. Is this temporary or should we get inbound links to the https page (and the inbound links to the http page don't count anymore???!!!)?

    Furtermore; what would be the right tactic to solve our problem?

    Thanks very much for your help in advance.
    Eric
    Eric,

    You need to 301 the old http page to the new https to avoid any dup content, but also realize your rankings dropped because:

    A. Google sees both, and thinks dup content
    B. the HTTPS is seen as a COMPLETELY new page to Google

    If A than my first suggestion should help fix that, if B than realize you need to do A anyway and that it may take awhile to get any ranking back to that page.

    You always want to get inbound links to new pages, or to deep link in anyway you can. Though if Google is caching it I do not see any need to rush out and get a bunch of new links too fast. Remember they see it as a new page, so a lot of links upfront MIGHT be ok, as it is seen as new content, but too many will get you another penalty as well.

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