HTTPS redirection

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CatfishPKR
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HTTPS redirection

Post by CatfishPKR » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:47 am

I have recently set up one of my sites with an SSL certificate. I use a plugin (system_sss_redirect) to force https on my site, and in my browser http URLs redirect correctly to https now. The plugin does not modify my .htaccess though.
After the change, I noticed a drop in the SERPS and declining visitor numbers. Is it possible that older links I built for the http version do not pass link juice any longer? Do I have to add a redirect directive to my .htaccess as well for Google to "see" the old links?

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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by Webdongle » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:52 pm

You dont need a plugin or to change the .htaccess ... just 'Force https' in Global config. Changing to https should not affect serps.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by CatfishPKR » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Good to know, I never saw that function. So that plugin is redundant now.
The question remains whether Google will actually recognize the value of older links built towards URLs with http?

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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by Webdongle » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:03 pm

CatfishPKR wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:34 pm
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The question remains whether Google will actually recognize the value of older links built towards URLs with http?
I answered that.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by Feamend » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:06 am

CatfishPKR wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Good to know, I never saw that function. So that plugin is redundant now.
The question remains whether Google will actually recognize the value of older links built towards URLs with http?
it depends, i waited from 1 week to 3 month for google totally recognize the 301 page in search result of my website.

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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by leolam » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:35 am

Feamend wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:06 am
it depends, i waited from 1 week to 3 month for google totally recognize the 301 page in search result of my website.
That is because you did not request Google to re-index your site

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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by CatfishPKR » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:10 pm

I added the https version to Google Analytics and resubmitted my sitemaps from the https version. That should be enough, right?

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Re: HTTPS redirection

Post by leolam » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:10 pm

yep..it will be reindexed

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