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Moving site from http to https - Affiliate Links

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by stand3, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. stand3

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    Hello,
    There is an affiliate blog with about 600-700 posts that almost half are containing cloaked affiliate links.

    I need to move the site to https and I was wondering what would happen with the affiliate links that begin with http:// in Thirsty Affiliates.

    If I add a general redirection from http:// to https:// will I be fine?

    In terms of SEO and losing rankings of current pages do you suggest anything?
    What do you think should I go ahead or there will be many problems?
     
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    i did it before on my blog but redirect script not work perfectly !!
     
  3. mbreezy

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    Not sure about your cloaked links.

    In terms of ranking:

    You no longer lose/dilute PR through 301 redirects. Reason being: it would have been a nightmare for Google when everyone was upgrading from http to https. This came straight from Gary Illyes.
     
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    You better use https for links if possible.
     
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    Thats what I had in mind, I just need to find a way to change all the links to https.

    I ve been advised to use Migrate DB to export the DB
    which also has a feature to find and replace every http:// to https:// but
    I am not sure if the affiliate links change.

    I guess I ll have to find out just by doing it...
     
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    I ll check it out.
    Will I need to do the process with WP Migrate DB too?

    What about the references in CSS and .js files?
    https://ps.w.org/really-simple-ssl/assets/screenshot-1.jpg?rev=1426260

    Sorry for asking too many qs...I am just nervous xD
     
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    I ll give it a go and tell you how it went

    Thanks for helping out!
     
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    Your can redirect your http link to https and it won't harm you at all.
     
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    As I think, Your ranking will not be lost if you move your website from http to https.
    However, I will warn you about your website's social signal.
    When I did it for my website, I lose all of social signal of every posts. Then, You need to gain it again, or your website will be lose trust on Google.
     
  13. Mark Anthony

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    Have you tried it already? What are the results? I got the same problem here.
     
  14. bossofthebosses

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    1. Use redirect - put https.yoursite.com/affiliate1 => someone clicks here will be redirected to the http affiliate link
    2. Use https://bitly.com/ or https://goo.gl/ put the affiliate links here - convert them to https
     
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    How do you cloak your affiliate links?