January 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm #29329
I decided to move my website to HTTPS one month ago, not only because HTTPS is now a ranking signal for GOOGLE.
Migrate your website to HTTPS will also:
- Build customer confidence & trust
- Increase conversions on contact/payment forms
- Protect all sensitive data passing through your site
I realize that correct HTTPS implementation is not so easy and requires several actions to make your Symbiostock website more secure and SEO friendly.
That’s why I wrote a post with a step-by-step tutorial to help you with this task :
ChrisJanuary 19, 2017 at 1:38 am #29331
Follow what Chris tells you. I added the SSL to my site last August and it took some time to get “settled” down once the SSL was added. There were “tweaks” for me – from WordPress settings to resubmitting my images to Symzio.
GeorgeJanuary 19, 2017 at 5:17 am #29334January 19, 2017 at 5:31 am #29335
I noticed positive moves on some keywords but it’s too early to say that’s related to HTTPS migration…January 19, 2017 at 6:21 am #29337
Since I added SSL, I noticed better Google results. I cannot, however, say my results were solely because of SSL, as I had implemented many different strategies to improve SEO.
GeorgeJanuary 19, 2017 at 9:04 am #29338January 19, 2017 at 9:39 am #29339
I don’t think you will need to move your site. The SSL is something should be able to be added to your server. Of course, if your host does not offer it, then it would probably require moving to another host. I’d suggest you ask your current host about adding the SSL before you make any final decisions.
My SSL was added to my already established WordPress/Symbiostock server. It just required tweaking once installed. There was something not right with the Permalinks that I had to change. I don’t recall the other minor things that I had to work through. I do remember updating things on Google and Bing.
Like said, I can’t tell you that you will see instant search engine results and better rankings.January 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm #29340January 25, 2017 at 1:28 am #29381
I actually received a warning eMail from Google saying that with the latest version of Chrome pages where login information could be collected (Google listed 2 of my regular Symbiostock photo pages as examples) will be marked as ‘unsafe’ if https isn’t enforced. So I think it’s a good idea to serve all your pages via https. It took me only a couple of minutes to activate a ‘force https on all pages’ but I had https for the checkout pages installed already anyway.
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