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Building backlinks to http or https version

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by leena, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi

    so i have a website which was earlier on http version and most backlinks goes to http version only, recently i shifted site to https and i am building backlinks to https version

    After i redirected http to https , the rankings are same, maybe very little difference, now should i build backlinks to http or https version? will the effect be same? or effect will be more if i build links directly to https version?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You should have your site HTTPS by default, as Google suggests HTTPS. As such it seems far more natural to build 99% of your links to HTTPS because that's what people will be copy/pasting from your site were they to share it.

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  3. Nut-Nights

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    Go with https , i am also building links to my site https version.
     
  4. Paladins

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    I think both are same. https is more secured than http mostly used in ecommerce sites.
     
  5. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd only backlink to www. rarely for anchor diversity but you want all the juice going to the https:// rather than some of it being lost in the redirect.
     
  6. xjapan

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    i would use // without the http or https as it work on both
     
  7. mbreezy

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    I'd be building them to the https. There is apparently very little loss in equity when there is a redirect involved, but it is still a loss. The historic backlinks shouldn't pose much of an issue and this is a very common transition for most up to date sites. Also be sure to verify the new https version in Google Search Console and set it as your preferred domain.