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All backlinks gone when not using https

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  1. escobart

    escobart Regular Member

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    Hi, I just check one of my site in majestic, when i'm using https it shows that my site has 7k backlinks, but when i'm searching using http it shows nothing. How is it possible?

    Now I know why I'm not ranking on that keyword anymore :(
     
  2. JustCash

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    The http version and https are two separate URLS - and you ( or your over-eager visitors) must have been building links (or sharing) the https version of the URL. Just make sure that the http version 301 redirects to https - this can be accomplished in the nginx config, or with apache directly in the config or via .htaccess PM me if you want more detail on how to accomplish.
     
  3. Mikaelo

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    Google does treat HTTP & HTTPS URL's differently, however as stated above a wildcard 301 redirect should be in place to pass link juice to the HTTPS variant of your URL. Change your Majestic setting to include all subdomains & the links will appear.
     
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    They are two different URLs mate. Your backlinks aren't gone either; they are linked to whatever URL they were originally.
     
  5. DeannaG

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    Domain on HTTP and HTTPs is treated as a seprate domain by the search engine. You have build links for https domain name that's why it is showing backlinks for https domain, not HTTP domain. I would like to give advice that redirects your http domain to https to avoid a duplicate content issue.
     
  6. Erica_SEO

    Erica_SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Would that really bring about a content duplication issue? I dont think google (or any other search engine ) treats them as separate sites for that matter.
     
  7. SEO

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    Yes. HTTP and HTTPS are both treated as separate sites, just as www. and non-www. are treated separately.

    Cite for http/https claim: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34592?hl=en - Relevant section: What URL should I use?
    Cite for www/non-www claim: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/44231?hl=en
     
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    What would you suggest someone would do after upgrading to HTTPs so as to not cause the content duplication issues?
     
  9. neolight

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    You can use redirect code in .htaccess file.

    https://www.ndchost.com/wiki/apache/redirect-http-to-https
     
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    Is there a wordpress plugin for that? I wouldn't want to mess with the .htaccess file.
     
  11. bartosimpsonio

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    301 everything to the https
     
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  12. neolight

    neolight Newbie

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    I found some plugins in Google:
    Easy HTTPS Redirection
    WP Force SSL
     
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  13. SEO

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    I'm pretty sure if you update WordPress > settings > general with the https URLs, it will automatically 301 from http, but you'd want to check this to make sure.
     
  14. W9go

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    don't go for https ... the ranking advantage is equal 0
     
  15. Erica_SEO

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    I dont think https if meant for any ranking advantages, it for more security.
     
  16. DeannaG

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    Yes, offcourse.
     
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    Also make sure you setup the correct prefered domain in webmaster tools.
     
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    301 redirect HTTP to HTTPS.
    Add both http and https to Google Webmaster tools, too.