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Swiching site to https

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  • #16
    Yes, that's correct (see screen shot attached). Important: don't delete the old site 3dcart automatically redirects unsecured site links to the secure site.
    Peter
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    • #17
      Thanks Peter! Did you notice any loss in traffic after the switch?

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      • #18
        Not at all, our traffic actually went up. Here is how you have to look at it:
        - Google will give you brownie points if your site is secure (algorithm)
        - Check your competition: when I made the switch, not many of my competitors had a secure site which (I think) resulted in better rankings and hence more site visitors. So if most of your competitors run on https you are already behind and if they are not you will be ahead. It is by no means a guarantee to increase your traffic but if your site is well designs has a high authority etc. you will see more traffic.

        https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...chrome/183756/

        Peter

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        • #19
          I switched my site serveral weeks ago to https. Everything seemed to go well. In Google Webmaster Tools I made a new site for the https and left my old http url there also. Google started indexing the https site and no issues. BUT - I log in today and I have two http sites now! The https site is gone in webmaster tools. Has this happened to anyone?

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          • #20
            Update: Now my https site is back. Crazy.

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