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Backlinking HTTP vs HTTPS

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by artlan, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. artlan

    artlan Regular Member

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    So with the latest announcement that Google is boosting SSL-encrypted websites, I am pondering the following scenario:

    All of my backlinks have been built to my domain and inner pages using HTTP. For example:

    HTTP://www.domain.com
    HTTP://www.domain.com/page-1

    If I was to get a SSL certificate for my domain, my understanding is that my pages would change from HTTP to HTTPS. For example:

    HTTP://www.domain.com
    HTTP://www.domain.com/page-1

    1. How would this change impact the juice flowing from backlinks built to HTTP://www.domain.com?

    2. Do I need to 301 redirect from http to https?
     
  2. Stevoid

    Stevoid Newbie

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    My thinking with this announcement is that this won't provide much of a ranking boost... if they're making it this obvious, it's likely to be quite low on their "list of 200" factors they use.
    With this site, I wouldn't go through the trouble, I say leave it as is and keep building to the HTTP. Any new sites you might want to buy the SSL cert to get that mini-boost.
     
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