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If I change my URL to force https does this effect all of my backlinks to be broken and to be lost one by one? And if so if I change it back will it will this restore the back links on the site? Any advice for this is very appreciated.

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If you change your site over to https, you will want to 301 redirect your http site to your new https site. This will preserve your backlinks both for visitors that click on them and for search engines that use them to assign authority to your site.

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And after you've done that, ask those who backlink and are aproachable to change it to https :) – Martijn Oct 9 '14 at 14:28

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