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SSL, to force or not to force this is the question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by revproxy, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. revproxy

    revproxy BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I added SSL to my website few minutes ago,
    and now the question, to force using https or not?

    its may harm SEO and the links i got now to http?
     
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    If you got no links, and you just started the site, forcing https is a good option. If you can buy items from your site, SSL is good for the user to make sure it's a safe transaction. If not leave it at http or https.

    Did you get the SSL from cloudflare (Just asking)?
     
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    from Comodo... my own server

    i got links...
     
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    revproxy BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Found place to buy very cheap ssl from good vendors like Comodo (8$/y)...
    https://cheapsslsecurity.com/
     
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    you can get it from namecheap for 2$ while buying a new domain.
    From my perspective, it might have some negative consequences:
    1. Speed, unless you have a machine that will handle SSL on a hardware level, you speed will suck.
    2. All of your links will have a 301 in front, so, some juice will be lost.

    If you don't sell anything is not worth the hassle for the moment. I've put the S on my biggest website and it took a -15% hot in traffic, but the niche is special a i am the only one that uses it and might make the site more trustworthy.

    Also, if you don't force the ssl, you will have a duplicate website http vs https so decide now! :)
     
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    Its up to you.

    If you decide to 301 http to https you will lose 5%-10% of your link juice.
     
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    revproxy BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    so i think i will stay with both http and https...
     
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    Don't force it with a redirect but just make all the links in your site HTTPS. So when someone clicks around in your site they are upgraded.

    Google likes to HTTPS capable sites as well.
     
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    I haven't noticed any difference on a site i tried moving to ssl. I wouldn't force it. Maybe it would be a good idea down the road once it's ranked as users are getting more conscious about security as well, but at the moment, no need.
     
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    for now i just change the links in sitemap.xml to ssl