In Google Search Console - Coverage for one of my sites it says :

Error 0
Valid with warnings 22
Valid 10
Excluded 11.1k 

Expanding Excluded, it's 6,000 for pages with redirect and 3,400 with a soft 404

Examples in the redirect are HTTP URLs which have been re-directed to HTTPS with a 301, this was done 9 months ago. The XML sitemap was updated too.

While moving to SSL I also made one of 2 domains canonical, see previous post:

Move to SSL and have 2 x domains, make one canonical or not?

Why am I seeing so few valid pages, and why has Google still got HTTP URLs after so long?

Edit: SITE: results

site:dog-toys.ie About 1,720 results
site:dog-toys.ie About 6,050 results
site:www.dog-toys.ie About 1,540 results
site:www.dogtoys.ie About 5,710 results 

This it the .htaccess

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^ https://www.dogtoys.ie%{REQUEST_URI} [NE,R=301,L] 

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^dogtoys.ie [NC]
RewriteRule ^ https://www.dogtoys.ie%{REQUEST_URI} [NE,R=301,L] 
  • Did you create a new property for your HTTPS website in Search Console or are you still using the one for http?
    – gael
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 10:03
  • Now that you say it, no! I guess I need to?
    – user602088
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 10:07
  • I just see there is a new option, to add a domain: "All URLs across all subdomains (m., www. ...) All URLs across https or http Requires DNS verification" - would this be better than adding https: / / www.dogtoys.ie?
    – user602088
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 10:11
  • I don't know about this new option but yes you should definitely tell the search console you are now working on the https version.
    – gael
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 10:16
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    I'm not sure why Google takes so long to move all the pages of a site from HTTP to HTTPS, but that is my experience too. See this answer for details about my site which took more than 9 months to get indexed on HTTPS. Commented May 14, 2019 at 10:26


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