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Lost positions when change http to https

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tacoro, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. tacoro

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    According to the latest news on SEO I've read, Google is favoring sites that use https, so I bought a Godaddy SSL certificate for my web to run under https, however, just as googlebot indexed my site again, I lost all my rankings in the SERPS.
    Is it possible that this change from http to https domain constitutes a change? How could haver lost my positions just to switch to https?

    Some facts:
    I used rel="canonical" pointing to https
    I used htaccess to redirect entire site from http to https

    Now i'm back to http waiting for some answers
     
  2. innozemec

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    Yes, it is normal when doing such a change to loose positions for some time and probably you will get them back after few weeks..
     
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  3. Cybersheep

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    Seconded, when we did a whole site remodel, our site fell down in rankings for 2-3 weeks, then we came back better then before after the time. Wait a couple of weeks, you should see some improvements.
     
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  4. pxoxrxn

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    What's the point of HTTPS on pages other than login pages and checkout pages? If there is no sensitive data being transferred then it's being encrypted for no reason.
     
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    well, just for SEO and high rankings.
     
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    Just for SEO and high rankings
     
  8. tacoro

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    i'll go again then for https, thanks!!
     
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