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Twitter: @Nick_Craver
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I mostly live in the C#/Linq2SQL/Raw SQL world, but at night I secretly masquerade as someone who pretends to know JavaScript & jQuery.
Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm talking about, all my answers are guesses!


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comment routing or redirecting www.example.com to example.com with IIS
This answer is incorrect, DNS cannot issue a 301 or 302. It can CNAME to the same place (IP, another CNAME, etc.), but that in no way redirects the browser - an HTTP server must issue a redirect response for that to happen. A ton of us wish this was possible in DNS alone, but it isn't.
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comment How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?
Thanks from our team to both of you, we're much more at ease about this transition on the SEO side now. We have a few weeks of work minimal left yet, but we're still working towards the HTTPS switch.
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comment How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?
@IlmariKaronen - Yep, not painful for us...painful for users, in places like Australia that can be up to an extra second on page load time. It's often much higher than that on mobile devices even here in the US. Our question pages render in under 50ms (most of the time half that), so any solution that adds latency is a huge impact in page load time. Percentage-wise, pretty much all the loading latency you'll see browsing our network is the transmission, so it would be a significant increase to double the request count for 95-99% of page loads.
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comment How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?
We had considered the A/B testing approach, but the issue there is ratings fluctuate for other reasons, so we're still not seeing much concrete data from such an uncontrolled experiment. Given that, it seems better that we test at the site level since that's the actual change we want to make anyway.
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comment How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?
@Kirk Absolutely, that's what I meant with the testing small sites parenthetical. The plan is to try on a set of smaller sites first.
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comment How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?
@Jeff either we show http and authed users get kicked to https (a painful redirect for every hit from search) or we display https in the google search results, which means effectively we've switched everyone to https like we're planning anyway (but no redirects, at least coming from google). Whatever google shows will be the 95-99% traffic case, so we have to go full https to avoid redirects in the long term. Also, according to the logs it appears google tries to crawl us on https whether we advertise it or not...
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