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    Will https on every page affect rankings, if it redirects from http each page.


    I have a website with a form on every page and as a result it redirects to the https version url when a user clicks on every page of my site.

    Hw does https affect rankings, in webmaster tools I used the fetchbot and it only showed some code not all and my developer says its due to googlebot not liking the https redirect?

    Anyone any exprience with google and https urls etc?

    Thanks
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    How is your redirect done?

    Is in an HTTP handler that checks the URL and redirect to the same page under HTTPS if it was served under HTTP or you redirect everyone that hits the page to HTTPS?

    Answer will depend on how you did your redirect.

    Basically,

    http://www.yoursite.com/page1.html is exactly the same page as
    https://www.yoursite.com/page1.html. It's just served from your web-server encrypted using your SSL Certificate.

    If done properly, it shouldn't affect indexation and any other SERP business.
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    Hi thanks for the reply:

    this is currently how we do it.

    on each page this code is called

    <?php

    if( $_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] == 80) {
    header('Location:https://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].dirname($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']).''.basename($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']));
    die();
    }

    ?>
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    I haven't coded in ages but it looks good to me.

    Only HTTP pages (port 80) are redirected to HTTPS.

    You should not have any problem.

    I hate doing publicity for any of my competitors but look at
    www dot mainegold dot com. It's an ecommerce site running under https for the whole site.

    Good luck.

    P.S Don't buy maple syrup from them, give me a shout instead!
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    Originally Posted by Brad123
    I have a website with a form on every page and as a result it redirects to the https version url when a user clicks on every page of my site.

    Hw does https affect rankings, in webmaster tools I used the fetchbot and it only showed some code not all and my developer says its due to googlebot not liking the https redirect?

    Anyone any exprience with google and https urls etc?

    Thanks
    It's possible to index two versions of the same page: the HTTPs version and the HTTP version. For example, go to Google and type the following in the search box:

    "site:http://www.dabs.com/articles/help/managing-your-order/airmiles-2970.html"

    (type it without the surrounding quotations).

    Click "repeat the search with the omitted results included".

    In this instance, both the HTTPs and HTTP version of the page have been indexed -- this could potentially lead to these pages competing against each other for position in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

    In instances such as these, I usually utilise the canonical tag as opposed to a 301 redirect - the canonical tag will allow you to specify one canonical (authoritative) version of the page e.g. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.dabs.com/articles/help/managing-your-order/airmiles-2970.html"/>

    The above tag will make the HTTP version the canonical version of the page. It's important to keep in mind that the canonical tag is a suggestion as opposed to a directive and it's not as clear as an instruction as a 301.

    You can also disallow SE access to a specific checkout or shop section of your site using Robots.txt. You will need to implement the Robots.txt file on the HTTPs or HTTP version of your domain, depending on which one you want to prevent bots accessing.

    * another problem we have had in the past is using relative URLs on HTTPs pages...might be something to watch out for.

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