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Serving The Whole Site Over HTTPS

Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by BeachLife, Sep 16, 2015.

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  1. BeachLife United Kingdom

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    I am about to move an entire site so that it is served securely, but want to make sure I'm not affecting any current links to the site.

    Previously I have used a Response.Redirect (the site is in ASP.NET) if a page is attempt to be loaded over http rather than https, but as there are many current links to the site, I wonder if I should in fact be returning a 301 to the secure page via Response.Status instead?

    Or does Google simply ignore http vs https when looking at links?
     
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    The https is technically a different site so you should do a proper redirect.

    Also ensure all your internal links and assets (images, etc) are https - this avoids any confusion and mixed content warnings.

    Register both sites on webmaster tools (or google search console as it's now called)
     
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    Thanks, 301 it is. Since posting I found this

    Under "Best Practices";
     
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