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Weird https issue

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NUMB3R44, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. NUMB3R44

    NUMB3R44 Newbie

    Jun 13, 2013
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    Hey guys,

    Over the last 3/4 days I have noticed a massive dip in traffic. When looking into google for my sites rankings I see that google has me as a https:// site.com when it should be http:// site.com.
    When I logged into Cloudflare I noticed that SSL was turned on, which I have now fixed by removing Cloudflare.

    Secondly, in wmt a lot of my url links for my pages are not indexed under my site map.

    Has anyone experienced this random ssl thing before. Keep in mind I have never bought an ssl certificate.
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2013
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    You need to set a canonical URL by adding the www, non-www, HTTPS www, and HTTPS non-www versions of your domain name to your Google Search Console. Once you've done that, set your preferred domain to Http://site.com on all of the properties you've added.

    The reason that not all of your URLs are indexed is because Google was indexing URLs from the HTTPS and HTTP versions of your website. All of those URL structures I listed before are considered "separate websites", so if some URLs are indexed as HTTPS, then they'll appear as indexed in your HTTPS property and vanish from your HTTP property. However, it's possible that you could have a crawling issue or another underlying problem with your site.

    It's also not a "random SSL thing"; CloudFlare offers universal SSL for free, which you can disable in your settings. https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016