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ADVICE NEEDED - from https to http how to change on Google Properly?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Berkeli, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Berkeli

    Berkeli Regular Member

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    Hi Guys,

    My site had HTTPs indexed on google for all pages, but I decided not to prolong the licence so my site is no longer HTTPS

    What would be the correct way of going around for this in the eyes of Google?

    thanks
     
  2. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think Google will catch up on its own. you are not changing the URL, you are changing the protocol used.
     
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  3. alvin.orrt

    alvin.orrt Regular Member

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    there's nothing to correct. on the next crawl your urls will be indexed with http instead of https and your rankings should stay the same.
     
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  4. Hanshuman

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    Nothing much, just wait for google to crawl again, or speed the process up by submitting all urls to index on WMT.
     
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    Just a quick tipp: If your site is built in wordpress you can get https for free if you download the CloudFlare wordpress plugin.
     
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  6. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

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    you need to redirect https to http, when is your license expired?
     
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  7. MuayThai

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    You can use redirect, you can do nothing. It's up to you.
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Given that HTTPS is a ranking factor I would recommend you go back to HTTPS. You can get it cheap at NameCheap. They are a reseller, but have below retail price as in cheaper than going to the vendor directly in my experience.
     
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  9. Berkeli

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    Thanks for the advice guys!
    In my experience it doesn't affect much, yes for the online shop I have done it did increase the rankings a great deal, But for blogs it almost doesn't do anything.
    Already done 301 perm redirect in htaccess but was wondering if that's all
    well, it didn't exactly expire.. had a hosting from a member on here who disappeared - so I had to move it to another host and recreate everything from almost scratch(had only WP DB backup)
    Thanks! i'm aware of it but several reasons not to use:
    1. Don't want HTTPS - doesn't looks nice on SERPs and it's just a blog
    2. Have a different CDN
    Thanks guys! Google has already picked up 5-6 pages but the same urls are still on google with HTTPs as well. I'll just wait for a few days then
     
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  10. MuayThai

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    Thank you for detailed report, mate!