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Are HTTPS sites have some edge over http sites ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seofreetips1, Oct 6, 2016.

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    Just thinking to transfer my site to https version but before that I want to know is this has any seo's edge ?
     
  2. Lauriat

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    yes accordingly to google https is preferred over http, but it has very light influence on rankings.
     
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    All things equal, https should do better because there is a slight preference with Google. Users might end up trusting it more as well.
     
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    So dear Laurit ,What would you suggest me ? Should I move or not ?
     
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    move, all my sites are https. You have to do what google wants.
     
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    Thanks for your advice . But where should I start ? Do you recommended any service ? I don't want to waste my time .
     
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    short answer is Yes...I would recommend checking your incoming links first... even though 301s give all ranking power now "so they say" I would work on a staging site and check everything... this works best with smaller sites where you haven't executed a proper strategy... so you can receive most of your links to https site and not worry about 301ing them
     
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    This gets asked over and over and over and over. Search button.
     
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    So in a couple words: if you need it then definitely use it, otherwise forget about it.
     
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    Having HTTPS is a confirmed ranking factor, but the value is not GREAT at this time, you will be given a veeeeery little edge.
     
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    Chrome will be mark as unsafe the sites without SSL.
     
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    Like don't do SEO?
     
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    No. wrong
     
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    In my experience https gives a very small ranking advantage, in the 5% range
     
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    I deal wtih 15 clients for my small SEO business in the UK. I'd say about the same on every one of my clients.

    Not amazing traffic but 5% each week since the change helps
     
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    SSL is available for like $6 if you use this code in Godaddy. "sshl5in25"

    There is no reason to not get it, when you get it at that price. Its just for this year though. Renewal is and will be costly.
     
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    it actually does when you change SSL right from hosting instead of buying SSL package from domain provider.
     
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