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All backlinks gone when not using https

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by escobart, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. escobart

    escobart Junior 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

    JustCash Marketplace seller Marketplace seller Premium Member

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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

    Mikaelo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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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.
     
  4. Phenomix

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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

    DeannaG Newbie

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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.