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    http or https - please explain for website promotion


    hi,

    can you please explain my website is indexed with https:example.com"


    i need your suggestion for link building

    1. should i use with https https:example.com" for link building.

    2. i am doing SEO for this website so i need your advice

    3. http or https - which one shall i use.

    3. In Google webmaster also i should use https or http to get the code.

    thanks in advance
    san
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    Google has said that the use of https:// is a very, very small ranking factor so if you already have a site built on https:// I'd use that. If not, I wouldn't feel the need to build one since it is such a minor factor. Either way though, you should pick 1 version rather than having the same site on both http and https.
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    In my point go with "https", as it will be the future. If you starts working on it now, then you might get benefits in the future when google will give more priority on sites having "https".
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    Originally Posted by samdiw4
    hi,

    can you please explain my website is indexed with https:example.com"

    i need your suggestion for link building

    1. should i use with https https:example.com" for link building.

    2. i am doing SEO for this website so i need your advice

    3. http or https - which one shall i use.

    3. In Google webmaster also i should use https or http to get the code.

    thanks in advance
    san
    Hi samdiw4,

    Just to reiterate DanSEO and deepakjha:

    - Focus all your SEO and link building investments into a single domain - you should pick which of these 4 you will use and always stick to it:

    http://www.example.com
    http://example.com
    https://www.example.com
    https://example.com

    - I agree with deepakjha's assessment - https is the future (and regardless of seo, it's more secure), so if you're starting a new project just defer to an https domain name.

    To answer your questions in sequence:

    1 & 2 & 3 - There's no evidence indicating that use of SSL on your domain (getting https) has a positive or negative effect on results of link building.

    4 - You should claim the following versions of your domain in GWT, and then set the preferred domain under the "settings" menu:

    http://www.domain.com
    http://domain.com
    https://www.domain.com
    https://domain.com

    In addition:

    (1) Be sure to setup redirect rules on your server so that visitors are always directed to your preferred domain.
    (2) Keep an eye on all versions of your domain in GWT - sometimes stuff just pops up that you don't expect.

    I hope that this helps answer your question - good luck.

    Sincerely,

    - D.Hollingsworth
    Last edited by Hikin Mike; Dec 5th, 2014 at 08:27 PM. Reason: de-link and approved

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