Is your HTTPS setup causing SEO issues?

Discussion in 'Forum SEO' started by Joeychgo, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. esquire

    esquire Habitué

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    Tell me about it... I'm on Apache...
     
  2. dedew

    dedew Neophyte

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    This seems very interesting to discuss, for my knowledge using https is not so terrible and probably many advantages as well as to encrypt the data but not for anti-hacker and I have heard from some seo experts that uses https good at SE rankings. Yes or not?
     
  3. Nuno

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    Hi

    Sorry for bumping this thread, but for those who have not move to https, what are your thoughts about the future Google 56 that we'll see on January 2017 that will mark sensible pages (logins, credit cards or others) as "Not secure" or eventually changing the security indicator to the red triangle?

    https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html

    Will this change you mind regarding https?
     
  4. Drastic

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    Not changing over until I see a majority of the huge/top sites doing it - most of which have not switched over.

    Turning on an httpS will not magically give your site rankings. If it did, then Google would be plagued by tons of terrible sites paying for a cheap SSL and that would ruin their results/experience.
     
  5. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo TAZ Administrator

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    Same here
     
  6. Golddisk

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    I made the change over. Traffic has pretty much remained the name (not that I was expecting any type of boost), however, advertising revenue has taken a hit. I did hear some warnings about that possibly happening from other site owners who have also made the switch, though, so it wasn't a complete surprise.
     
  7. Nuno

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    Could you share you drop ℅?

    I'm more interested in http2 than the security of HTTPS.
     
  8. Nuno

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    Just an update on this... in Adsense support pages Google used to say "ads on your HTTPS pages might earn less than those on your HTTP pages". now it says "switching your site to HTTPS will have no effect on the ads most users see, or on auction pressure".

    Anyone can share recent experiences?

    https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/10528?hl=en
     
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  9. Golddisk

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    Currently somewhere between 20% and 30%. It varies. To provide some answer to your second question - this is advertising revenue through Google Adsense and I just made the switch about two weeks ago.
     
  10. Nuno

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    Thanks, what about the balance between organic and direct tragic?
     
  11. mysiteguy

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    Two weeks ago was at the beginning of the month, many sites/niches see a end of month/beginning of month change in earnings, depend on how advertisers operate in your niche. Did you have earnings dips at the beginning of other months?
     
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