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    Https, and not http?


    What exactly would cause google to rank a domain's secure cert site (https) and not the non secure site (http)?

    Also, would this hurt our ranking at all? This hasn't been changed since the launch of the site, and it's always been like this, though we just recently lost our #1 ranking for our market and we're stumbling all over the place trying to find a reason as to why.

    The competitors site is not showing as a https... theirs is just a www.


    Also, just something else I've noticed.

    While searching, we also just noticed that each site shows as:

    Result Page: www domain blahblahtopic.html
    --- Root Page: www domain

    Whereas ours is showing as:

    Result Page: https / ourdomain / pagetopichtml
    --- Page: https / ourdomain / pagetopicTWOhtml

    all of the other pages end up showing their root page as the sub result, but ours is not. not for any of our keywords. Is this due to the way we did our keywords and descriptions? Our second sub layered result is showing as a second page with similar content that was crawled.
    Last edited by hlve; Aug 30th, 2010 at 10:30 AM.
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    I would love to help you, but based on your questions, I must say that I think the very best advice I could give you is to find a qualified SEO in your area and at least pay him a consulting fee to come in and get you guys headed in the right direction.

    It would do you a world of good imo. Let him help you get your house in order and you guys can try to take it from there.
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    Hm.

    Well, because there are so many sketchy SEO firms both online and locally are there any specifically that you would prefer that you have might have used before and have actually gotten results?
    Last edited by hlve; Aug 30th, 2010 at 12:10 PM.
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    Originally Posted by hlve
    Hm.

    Well, because there are so many sketchy SEO firms online and locally, are there any specifically that you would prefer (that you have used before and have not wasted any money?)
    Sad to say I would have to agree with you. Many in the business know very little of the services they are offering.

    If it was me I would: Contact 3 B&M SEO businesses in your area and ask for a quote, previous results and references.

    Feel free to ask questions here as they come up regarding what the SEO people are proposing to do. If the proposals say they will:
    Get you 1000 links a month
    Submit your site to the search engines
    Optimize keyword tags

    Discard it and go on to the next.

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