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    Moving from http to https

    Hi Out there

    If we are going to move the entire site from http to https

    - Do we need to redirect 301 the entire site?
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    If you are moving the whole site from http to https then yes you need to 301 redirect the pages from the standard http to https.
    You also need to create a new site in webmaster tools eg https://www.domain.com as google hasnt provided a way of porting http to https as yet. I would also create a new sitemap to submit and if possible a static sitemap on your site for help google find there way around easier.
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    Just so your aware of the need to 301, if you have any backlinks to the old http then without the redirect these links will be lost.
    If possible it is also good idea to try and change any external links over to the new https but this can be difficult at times. When I did this exercise we had quite a few friendly links from suppliers who had done case studies etc A simple email to these soon got them changed but user generated links are pretty much impossible.

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