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Change to https and loss of traffic !

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by furfing, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. furfing

    furfing Junior Member

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    Hello All,

    I switch my website to ssl and changed my server around 22/9 some page went down to actually from almost 400 to less then 100.

    May i know what you recommend me to do ?

    shall i switch back to http ?

    this only seems to be linked with switch to ssl, as i dont see how a server change could influence the serp this way.

    the website is in germany and site is hosted on german ip.

    thx for your answer.

    cheers
     
  2. zinnekader

    zinnekader Newbie

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    Check to see if both non-www and www redirect to https, if they do, then it's just the change that is affecting your SERP results. Google added SSL as a positive ranking signal, so you should just wait for it to get back to where it was, and it will probably eventually rank higher.
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Unless you got some low quality SSL thats getting flagged as untrusted on firefox and chrome hence making your customers run away ?
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    A few people have said they experienced a similar thing when switching from http to https, but they recovered after a short time.
     
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    Google webmaster tools sees http and https as two different sites. This may cause several issues, including duplicate content penalty.
     
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  6. TYmed

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    I can confirm that. Just wait a bit longer :) (Easy to say if it's not your own page :D ).

    Yes, WMT makes a difference here but I'm not sure if the things shown in WMT and the algo are really equivalent. Anyway, if you have a 301 redirect from all http to https it shouldn't harm you.
     
  7. LityUM

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    Funny that HTTPS is considered a ranking factor.
     
  8. Katalyst45

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    This is a known issue right now being reported by many webmasters. Even a permanent 301 redirect does experience some decay of authority being passed through so it's best just to stay the course. Google has allowed a grace period for problems with 404 pages, etc. while webmasters make the transition. In the end, you should receive the small boost of a ranking signal it provides as well as the inadvertent effects (higher trust, less bounce, etc) despite the loss of traffic experienced so far. Barry Schwartz on Friday said that, 30% of the first page serps are now containing HTTPS URLS.
     
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    they've done this to encourage switching to ssl and they've mentioned that it's a very `light` factor ( not very important -- it might even be a lie just to make people switch to ssl )

    @op: i've noticed the same thing on multiple ocasions but every time the site recovers in a few weeks usually
     
  10. cabbagemaker

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    What company did you use for your secure certificate?
     
  11. BigMoneyyy

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    Remove the certificate and change to http.

    What is your SSL certificate provider?
     
  12. ResellerPanel

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    if SSL is from positiveSSL its work comodo ssl is just a crap. espe
     
  13. IceHD

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