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If i switch to SSL will i lose rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by charbel, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering, say i am ranked #15 for domain.com/dog-toys and i add SSL certification to my domain, will my https://domain.com/dog-toys lose it's spot at #15?

    Any feedback is highly appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  2. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Bump. Been wondering myself actually, but genuinely don't know the answer and am afraid to do it!
     
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  3. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Exactly.. it is guaranteed it is better for SEO, but would the work on the plain http reflect on the https.. this is the question.
     
  4. Hambone Oblivion

    Hambone Oblivion Registered Member

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    From all my understanding it will help your rankings. Now, I believe crawlers would crawl the new https pages, and then start "re-ranking" them into position. I did this with one site of mine, saw some losses as it transitioned, but my https version started climbing the ranks quickly, as it has all the backlinks and everything else of your domain but also add a "cert" which helps. Anyways, I'm no expert, just thought I would put my two cents in. I would refer to a much more qualified response than mine. Best Of Luck.
     
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    Th3 Canadian 3h Regular Member

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    If anything Google posted that with an SSL it will help a bit and show your site is secure. So getting one would not hurt your site.
     
  6. MatthewGraham

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    Had a domain with about 300 pages on it and added SSL certificate. Didn't really notice any changes good or bad. If you configure it right anyway any link juice would basically be 301ed from http://url to https://url.
     
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    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No you won't.
    I've done it and nothing happened
     
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    If you can complete the transition process smoothly by setting up everything of the SSL certificate properly, you will face no problem and will not lose the backlinks.
     
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    The idea of switching from http to https is always good. If you do this, it makes your site more secure for the users. Besides, it will also help you a little to boost your site rankings. So, there may be no chance for losing nothing.

    And, if you do the SSL certification properly, it will not affect your site rankings anymore.
     
  10. seo dean

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    Yes as our member said above you won't get hurt if you do SSL certification in right way. When you move from HTTP to HTTPs it will help your site to increase ranking.So there will be no issues and nothing to lose.
     
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    neilbhabuta Elite Member

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    I think it would help if anything,
     
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    Based on our statistics there the ranking impact with SSL is like 0.01 , Just because browsers are pushing on for SSL that wont impact your ranking not in the near future. Google said that would prefer websites with SSL but still to be proved that ssl impact serp ranking.
    Remember that under SSL you will can't track the keywords from analytics under organic traffic.
     
  14. laur.laurix

    laur.laurix Power Member

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    Changing urls will cause a temporary rankings loss. But after a while u will regain ur rankings and even rank higher in some cases. Basic seo scenario which has been discussed 10000000000 times on this forum. Use the search option before u open a neww thread.
     
  15. pedrovsky

    pedrovsky Newbie

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    No, it won't, just need to set the redirects properly.
    I did this myself and also got some improvements.
     
  16. T2tkid

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    I just did this with my informational website with over 12k pages and it is almost a week now. Am not seeing any ranking improvements, and I didn't lose any. Maybe, when google has finish crawling all the new url, i will see some serp improvement - if there is going to be any.
     
  17. RightFootFanatic

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    Details on that? Afaik the "not provided" keywords on Analytics are a result of Googles Save Search (Google search on https://goo...).
    You will still get keywords in WMT. Also Google could easily provide keyword data to analytics as all services are capable of runing with https and they for sure store the data.
     
  18. djp371

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    Properly setup a redirect from the HTTP version to the HTTPS. Bots will re-crawl and pick-up the 301 redirects and recalculate the rankings for the new HTTPS URLs. Moving to HTTPS will probably help improve your ranking but you have to expect temporary swing in organic search throughout the process.
     
  19. charbel

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    Thank you all for the feedback!
     
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    I was reading about that on googles blog, Apparently its only about a 1% increase from what I have read. But who knows what google is up to. They most likely just want information about your sites and to tie them to your server... "For now it's only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries,"