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https to http - quick question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DebbieSprules, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. DebbieSprules

    DebbieSprules Senior Member

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    I have changed my server and now my site is http://www not https://www.

    All my seo efforts went to https

    Now the serps still show the https links which are all dead - thus no traffic..

    do I need to start all over again reposting these links?
     
  2. DebbieSprules

    DebbieSprules Senior Member

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    Did any one see this or am I sandboxed and nobody loves me any more on here :)
     
  3. ionik

    ionik Registered Member

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    You need to create 301 redirect to http.... Why you moved from https? There are seo benefits for https sites...
     
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    ionik Registered Member

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    ohh sorry you cant redirect https anywhere if you dont have certificate... Buy new certificate and stay with https...
     
  5. stonedmonkey

    stonedmonkey Registered Member

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    If you still have the https certificate then I would use the canonical tag pointing to http page version. Otherwise do a page for page 301 redirect in your .htaccess file e.g.

    Redirect 301 https:/<blahblah domainname.com>/page1.php http:/<blahblah domainname.com>/page1.php
     
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    Davidnrog Regular Member

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    it's simply shortout through resolving the canonical issue, Make sure that the privious one redirect's to your newone or not .
     
  7. gazmo

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    Well, I doubt OP still has a certificate, otherwise he'd stay with https

    Which is what you should do anyway, OP, just buy a cheap certificate (no Verisign or other bullshit). And once you've paid for the certificate I don't see any point in redirecting either, just stay with https.

    Sorry, no cheaper solution.
     
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    He needs certificate if he wants to redirect otherwise people will land on "Security alert" page. Web server first checks for SSL connection then for redirects... But if he buys certificate he will not need to redirect:)
    So you MUST buy certificate.

    Or you can get free certificate and use it only for redirection... But I would stay on https.
     
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