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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BlackSeng, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So I recently started a new site for personal use.
    Then Google indexed it and for some strange reason, when I try to search for the keyword relating to my personal site, it shows as:
    https://abc.com

    I felt rather strange because I did not purchase have any https service or whatever you call that.

    I did a site:abc.com and it showed up correctly (http://abc.com).

    Any ideas what caused this?
     
  2. ShadeDream

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    Maybe googlebot partied hard the night before and so due to his hangover the next day he mixed things up?
     
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  3. BlackSeng

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    LOL! Now that's a good one! :D
     
  4. agente808

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    BlackSeng my Friend,
    You don't have to have purchase anything to have https on your website. It's a configuration error.


    First it would really help if you posted what your site was built with - some CMSs (Content Management System, i.e. WordPress, Joomla, etc...) have configuration settings where you can set if you prefer your site to be accessed by http or https. (or maybe a plugin you are using is doing it)


    The next possibility, especially since your website is so new, is that you have a few backlinks that are linking to https rather than http


    The work-arounds:
    1. (easy) you can 301 redirect the https page to the http
    2. you can edit your htaccess file to redirect all https to http
    3. add canonical tags to your pages headers to indicate http


    Also, try adding webmaster tools and see if there's something in there that shows you what's going on


    Please let me know if any of this is helpful.
    Warmest Regards, Agente 808
     
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  5. lilmasta

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    I have never seen something like that :b