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    Exclamation Entire site 302 redirected HTTP to HTTPS


    Hi guys,

    Hopefully a quick and easy question, can't seem to find a concrete answer...

    A website I work on installed a SSL cert back in February. The site has always been on HTTP, at this stage, all HTTP requests were 302 redirected to the same URL but on HTTPS.

    Visit to the site have gone rock bottom, and timings would indicate that they started to fall at the same time the 302 redirects were added.

    SO my question is, has a 302 instead of a 301 damaged the site? Did google see the HTTPS site as a new site as no juice from the ranked HTTP pages passed through?

    More importantly, has google still got the HTTP pages indexed, and would changing the 302 to a 301 now somehow claw back some hits?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dave
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    You're going about this all wrong.

    The 's' is like installing a protection shield over your property. You shouldn't need to redirect anything. If you are using absolute URLs edit them to be relative or just add the s.
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    Thanks for the reply fathom. Unfortunately it's too late as this was done back in feb by somebody else, i'm just trying to establish what the next move should be in trying to re-establish some of the rankings.

    From what I can see, I believe they have the following options:

    1. Leave it as it is
    2. Remove the SSL and 301 all https to non http <- is this even an option? Will google still have the rankings for the 302'd pages?

    Just to clarify, i'm a web developer with limited knowledge of SEO, hence the questions!
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    Setup GSC for https:// with and without www.

    To help appreciate how Googlebot appreciate this.

    If you don't mind add 1missionop@gmail.com to your USERLIST LIST for GSC will take a look once the data propagates.

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