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Google ranking and http vs https - set up differences
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Carolin
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December 13, 2016 - 10:43 am
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Rick — as a suggestion, might you do a video about converting a website from http to https? It seems to be becoming a lot more important for Google ranking, for sites to have a security certificate.

Last year, we briefly touched on this issue in a Wed Q&A, but that was so long ago, there are likely newer things to know, and I might not be remembering everything from a year ago. Plus there is no video from last year – the earlier Q&A, that I think was ever posted?

There are 2 scenarios I want to get clarity about —

1 – Transferring an old legacy website to use a security certificate – what are all the steps to do, to preserve Google ranking, and to take care of being sure the site is working well after the transition.

2 – Differences in setting up a new website, whether with security, or without security – I am suspecting a lot us may have been mostly setting up non-secured sites in the past. And while change-over issues would not be a factor if setting up a brand new site with a security certificate, what are any major set up differences?

Thanks much.

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That is SUCH a great idea.  I’ll convert a couple of sites first to see how it goes.

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Rick —

I ran across this new post on this topic of http vs https that may be of interest for you as you prepare a seminar on the topic, in case you might not have seen it already.

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I hadn’t seen that one but this is coming soon.  I’m just about ready to transfer byobwebsite to thesis 2.2 & agility 3.2.  Once I’ve done that I will move to setup SSL here, then practice on a couple of other sites – then we’ll teach it.

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