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SSL Installed - Webmaster Tools - Please Help

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by davdipaul, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. davdipaul

    davdipaul Newbie

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    Hi friends,

    I have installed SSL and done 301 redirected from http to https. Its working good.

    Now i am thinking about deleting webmaster account for http and creating new one for https. Any recommendation or advise please.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

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    WMT says you should use "Add A Site" to add the www, non-www and HTTPS versions of the site. It annoys me as it's not very tidy but it's what they instruct you to do.
     
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  3. davdipaul

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    Hi Mr.Jack,

    Thanks for your response. In my site xyz.com , http://www.xyz.com, http://www.xyz.com all are redirected to https://www.xyz.com

    Still i need to add three versions in WMT or only new one for HTTPS is enough?
     
  4. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

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    WMT told me to add all three versions, when I tried setting www as my preferred Google display domain it told me to add and verify the non-www version (and HTTPS version if it exists) even though it's 301 redirected.
     
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  5. ChrisX

    ChrisX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not sure why you'd need 3 versions if all are pointing to the same site.

    On a related note, does anyone know if 301 redirecting to https hurts SEO when all backlinks are pointing to the http url?
     
  6. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

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    just add additional https in wmt, you will notice the http indexing slowly drop and https moving upwards
     
  7. Openside

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    I am also looking for an answer to this.

    All my links are pointing at http version but google seems to be indexing https version only of my site.

    Not sure what to do now with this?
     
  8. K.H.R

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  9. xjapan

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    yes, you may select which version you preferred inside http / https
     
  10. Openside

    Openside Power Member

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    And regards links pointing to http version? Will they redirect as normal also?
     
  11. xjapan

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    111.jpg here's the example
     
  12. stripehat

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    I'm also considering switch to https.
    Can anyone who have done this, post his 1st hand experience in terms of SERP before and after the switch.
     
  13. xjapan

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    you will be experiencing losing 10% of the juice from 301 redirect
     
  14. davdipaul

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    I added https site in WMT. shall i remove the http site?
     
  15. xjapan

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    no need, you still need it for checking index status which you will see it dropping day by day