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Old 10-30-2013, 09:51 AM
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Default Need some help with Google and their search results, please. Results shown as https//

I've been all over the place trying to figure it out... and, heck, I don't even know if it matters!

One of my sites is now showing as https://domain.com instead of the usual www.domain.com.

I do know that for some keywords I've taken a pretty good beating and what use to be on the 1st and 2nd pages are now on the 4th and 5th pages.

If anyone is in the know on this, any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:06 PM
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Firefox does that on mine too . I don't know why.

Firefox forces https for google https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/971279
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https://www.google.com/search?q=fire...ogle+why+https
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:11 PM
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Shows it as https in the results for IE and Chrome too...
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https://www.google.com/search?q=why+...http+on+google


Google has stopped allowing non-ssl connections to www.google.com when you are signed in. The only way that you can access http://www.google.com is to be signed out.

Found here: http://superuser.com/questions/37739...-without-https
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The extra S just means its a secure connection.
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Folks... this has nothing to do with the connection to Google. This has to do with the results that Google is presenting for a site of mine. If anyone is involved with SEO... PM, please.

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Originally Posted by Iliveonboat View Post
https://www.google.com/search?q=why+...http+on+google


Google has stopped allowing non-ssl connections to www.google.com when you are signed in. The only way that you can access http://www.google.com is to be signed out.

Found here: http://superuser.com/questions/37739...-without-https
Open a new browser session and type, www.google.com at the top of the page. It instantly translates to the https://google.com page. This happens whether you are signed into a google account or not (that's how it works for me anyway)

From Google's perspective, having a ssl connection is a good security measure. No one can intercept or read any data that is transferred between any PC and their servers. It keeps the prying eyes of the competition at bay.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Folks... this has nothing to do with the connection to Google. This has to do with the results that Google is presenting for a site of mine. If anyone is involved with SEO... PM, please.

Thanks!
I'm assuming you are hiding the real name of the site. Is that a correct assumption?

Are these sites based on google user profiles in anyway or do you as the owner/administrator need to have a google account for it?

The youtube website, www.youtube.com requires a google profile be created in order to post videos. I'm not sure why this is. I certainly didn't want to create a google account in order to put some videos on the site.

If you want more specific solutions, you need to provide more specific information.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:54 PM
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OldPete, you may have a redirect going haywire or something. If you want to talk, PM me. You might want to download screaming frog. It has a free version that will probably help you find the issue. PM me your site and I will help you. I specialize in advanced forensic SEO.

For everyone else, the way the OP put it, it made it confusing for you. Just recently, Google has gone to a secure search format. Now, all searches are secure. This is a totally different issue from that of the OP. Google wants to be https, OldPete does not. Here is an article on why google went to secure if you are interested http://finance.yahoo.com/news/google...142955454.html Basically, they just made it harder for marketers like myself and OldPete better target our sites to the needs of the searchers.

Im assuming he has a shopping cart or secure page somewhere on his site and something has gone amiss. For people who are not google, the only secure pages websites need are the pages where people enter personal information, not general pages.

I'll take care of OldPete.
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I've been using the ScreamingFrog program suggested above (checked it out first).
Gotta say... great application for looking at things as a whole. Found a bunch of quotes (") in my Meta Description tags that were cutting off (truncation) the descriptions from being shown in results, so I'm fixing that now. Not sure how it'll help with the https issue (or if it even needs to be fixed) -- but still... definitely a step in the right direction.

shkad14, I'll likely reach out to you in the near future once I do what I can with the Frog program.

Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:31 PM
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With Screaming Frog, look at the Response codes to see what your home page returns. It should return a 200. If you have a SSL for a secure page, which it sounds like you do, there might be a redirect issue. Look for anything with a 404, 302 or 301. Make sure the pages with those responses are meant to have those responses and not an accident.

Then go to google and use the "site colon operator." Enter this in the google search bar site:domainname.com Use your domain name and no space after the colon. When you do this you will see all the pages of your site that google has in its index. Look to see the total number and look to see if some are https and others http.
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