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http to https seo impact

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gvncerri, Aug 18, 2016.

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  1. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    Can switching to SSL (https) have a negative seo impact if all the backlinks are http?
     
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    No, it shouldn't. Backlinks don't need to be https when to switch to SSL. You should have a slight boost in SEO if your site speed doesnt slow down.
     
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    No one care about your SSL setup. It might have tiny boost on SEO. Really TINY
     
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    gvncerri Regular Member

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    I'm experimenting with the free SSL service "Let's Encrypt". Do you think it may slow down the site?
     
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    SSL is a minimum impact on speed, but I think it can also harm your site a little in search engine rankings, because if their is a link that goes to "HTTP" then you have to 301 Redirect it to HTTPS, in which some link juice will be lost.

    If you're starting a new site from scratch, then HTTPS is the way to go.
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I wouldn't do it, just leave it as is.
     
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    https is one of the ranking factor. it shouldn't affect backlinks according to my knowledge.
     
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    From my own experience, I found that HTTPS is interpreted differently from http by search engines...I once built some links from a website to my http site but noticed there was no juice being passed after a month or so....i scanned the links on that site and realized that all the http sites were rendered as no follow while the https was all do follow.....the reason being a link from a https (secure) site to a http (unsecured) is considered dangerous to the viewers of the https site...That's why the backlink I directed to my site didn't count towards my backlinks profile. The site owners don't want their https site linking to a http for security reasons. Expect more sites to do this in the future

    If your site is setup already in http and u have already gathered some links to it, then I would suggest u go for a 301 direct to ur https...the link juice you'll lose is nothing significant....over 90% of ur link juice will be transferred...and you won't have a problem in the future of potential backlinkers regarding ur site as malicious.
     
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