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Google ranks HTTPS sites higher. Well-configured HTTPS sites are also a lot faster (thanks to SPDY), and that also affects ranking. The HTTP site is considered separate from the HTTPS site, and to avoid duplicate content you need to pick one of the sites (normally the HTTPS one) as canonical. See here for more info on redirects, linking, and transitioning ...


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What webserver are you running on? Nginx To remove www in nginx do the following. if ($host = 'www.example.com' ) { rewrite ^/(.*)$ http://example.com/$1 permanent; } That will strip the www. To force https: rewrite ^ https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent; Along those lines. Apache Force https: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} ...


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For an Azure website not running in a VPS, you just need to supply a .pfx file (this step of the tutorial). You can use the Utility running on any Windows machine (including your local workstation) to create the .pfx file as described in the tutorial.


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Google WMT feature to 'Add a site' asks users to enter a URL, and gives example 'www.example.com' - which is not helpful when trying to add an https site To add the https version of the site, just look at the URL in WMT for http version and change it from https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dashboard?authuser=0&siteUrl=http://www.domain.com to ...


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Google has a site migration howto. A protocol change counts as url modification; this is the relevant section. The switch goes much like a regular HTTPS switch. Once your urls are made protocol-relative, and before you start redirecting, you should validate the https site in Google's webmaster tools. It's a separate site with its own sitemap. There is no ...



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