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We made on our webpage https://www.1point618.com a transition to ssl and now we using nearly entirely ajax to load the content. Therefore all urls of existing pages have changed. We used the 301 redirect as recommended, also we have implemented google's specification that the webpage is still crawl-able. We thought that maybe it would last a month that we have the same ranking in google's search results, but still google's search results are much worse than before these changes. Most of the content (artist profiles) isn't indexed anymore. For example of the submitted sitemap only 3 of around 450 urls are indexed. Before almost all urls were indexed.

My question is now: Does google's ajax crawling work together with ssl? (It looks like it would work, cause of the access log file.)

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Is Google finding the pages when crawling? Check webmaster tools for 404s and any other errors. –  Lazlow Sep 22 '11 at 18:35
thank you very much.... The log file of the webserver are showing that the google bot is getting the content for the snapshots of the ajax loaded pages which are listed in the sitemap. They are also crawled correctly with the escaped_fragment urls. Any other idea is very much appreciated... –  user10552 Sep 29 '11 at 18:09
My https only sites are indexed (the public stuff anyway) by Google –  user11088 Oct 29 '11 at 19:47
It looks like your current site is being indexed pretty well by Google, AJAX and SSL and all. Unless you want to post some kind of "this is what we did to fix it" answer yourself, perhaps this question ought to be closed? –  Ilmari Karonen Apr 27 '12 at 22:22

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Search engines generally do not index pages served over SSL or crawl Ajax/JavaScript powered content (the exception being Google's crawlable Ajax standard). So by making this switch you've essentially committed SEO suicide. If you want traffic from the search engines you'll need to allow your content to be found without Ajax (which is just basic accessibility) and without encryption.

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Google and all other major search engines will index pages served over SSL! –  Josh Nov 3 '11 at 23:52

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