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    Does https effect SEO?


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    Does https effect SEO?

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    Currently https does not effect your ranking at all, because their are many website who use secure connection (SSL) example Paypal.
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    Using HTTPS does not effect SEO directly, meaning that it will neither help nor hurt your search engine ranking. However, keep in mind that search engines view http and https as different urls so pages accessible via both will be considered as duplicate content. Make sure that you use a 301 redirect to force all traffic to whichever one you choose.
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    Originally Posted by Nilpo
    Using HTTPS does not effect SEO directly, meaning that it will neither help nor hurt your search engine ranking. However, keep in mind that search engines view http and https as different urls so pages accessible via both will be considered as duplicate content. Make sure that you use a 301 redirect to force all traffic to whichever one you choose.
    Hi Nilpo,

    I just want to make correction that now Google can crawl and index https page so there is no need to add any 301 codes.
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    Originally Posted by pankajdas0909
    Hi Nilpo,

    I just want to make correction that now Google can crawl and index https page so there is no need to add any 301 codes.
    I'm aware that Google can index https pages, that's exactly why you must use a 301 redirect to prevent duplicate content.
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    Originally Posted by elegantmw
    Its provides a secure platform for users so search engines are okay with the use of https these days.
    Your answer is misleading. Search engines have always allowed secure HTTP protocol. Your answer is misleading because you suggest that you can use it without having to worry about anything. As I've posted already, that's not entirely accurate.
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    Originally Posted by webnook
    You can also do this by writing a redirection code in your .htaccess file. Also it is a good practice that you use "https" in your links when linking to a secured page.
    Can also do? That's exactly what I telling them to do. You can implement the 301 by any means you like. .htaccess file happens to be one method (providing you are using an Apache server with AllowOverride.) There are many other options as well depending on server type.

    Simply saying that you should use the HTTPS protocol to access secured pages is a little vague. You should use HTTPS any time you are transferring sensitive data. That could be as simple as a password for logging in or as complicated as a purchase transaction. However, I'm sure that the OP is well aware of that fact since they would not be concerned with it otherwise.

    I would also add, that just adding HTTPS is not enough. The server also needs to be properly configured to handle it and needs to have a valid, signed security certificate installed. Again, I'm sure the OP is already aware of this as well.
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    Originally Posted by fayyazahmed
    https is only use for banking or any cash websites. it effect only those websites other is not good. So i have suggestion to you if you are going to create website for banking or cash that good use https ssl domain.
    SSL is arguably a good choice for any website that requires a login.
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    Originally Posted by Nilpo
    Using HTTPS does not effect SEO directly, meaning that it will neither help nor hurt your search engine ranking. However, keep in mind that search engines view http and https as different urls so pages accessible via both will be considered as duplicate content. Make sure that you use a 301 redirect to force all traffic to whichever one you choose.
    I agree with Nilpo, https are different from http so it is necessary to have 301 redirects.

    To add to that, it may have a bit of effect by slowing the page load especially if most of your pages are in https, so it is importance to have your site on a high performance host (if it isn't already). You don't want your page to load slowly now do you?
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    Originally Posted by WebOutGateway
    I agree with Nilpo, https are different from http so it is necessary to have 301 redirects.

    To add to that, it may have a bit of effect by slowing the page load especially if most of your pages are in https, so it is importance to have your site on a high performance host (if it isn't already). You don't want your page to load slowly now do you?
    Actually, the encryption process does slightly affect page rendering times. However, it's usually fairly negligible. But if you are concerned, you can use mod_spdy which is designed serve page more quickly and relies on the use of the https protocol.
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    Originally Posted by softqubetechno
    https is just a secure version of Http protocol, it doesn't have to do anything with your SEO ranking, it is basically related to the networking layer, and states that the protocol is secure and work at SSL layer. No connection with SEO.
    It changes the url structure. You can read more above. Please stop reviving answered threads.
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