Query related to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS?

willsonrobin

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One of my friend migrated his website from old domain to new domain few months ago. Now he wants to secure the website and want to migrate from HTTP to HTTPS.

Is it OK to have chain redirection? Does it affect the rankings of the website?
 

Rob Whisonant

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What do you mean by chain redirection? Usually you just use modrewrite to redirect all http calls to the equivelent https.
 

itarachiu

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Chain redirection? Use this 301 redirect, put the code below in .htaccess file, it will also force to non www domain.
You will need as well to declare in Webmaster Tools for Google and Bing that your domain had some changes, which in your case is HTTP to HTTPS.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www. [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www.)?(.+)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^ https://%1%{REQUEST_URI} [L,NE,R=301]
HTTPS sites if you google you will find hundred of SEO gurus articles confirming this but in reality?! Google said as well that HTTPS is a ranking factor...
Personally I experienced this and I didn't see too much, maybe because I'm using HTTPS certificates that are free from cloudflare. Maybe certificates that are not free could help in rankings...
 

jasicajames

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After you migrate from Http to Https you need to apply permanent redirection also known as 301 redirections which is usually done by developers by accessing .htaccess file.
 

vishwa

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You can use 301 Permanent redirections. If you are not a technical person then ask your hosting provider and they will do it for you.
 
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