In Google Search Console I have previously created property with HTTP protocol and indexed my site. Now I have full 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS for my site with just couple of pages. Have ROBOTS.TXT , SITEMAP.XML and all LINKS list HTTPS pages.

Now I want MANUALLY INDEX some pages in GSC under new property with HTTPS protocol, but GSC says "Page is not indexed: Duplicate, Google chose different canonical" and points canonical to HTTP pages.

In the HTTP property when I try manual index, GSC says Page redirect error ...

My pages have changed and I can not wait 6-18 months to Google reindex is alone. Have read all articles on Stockexchange as well "Moving from HTTP to HTTPS in Google Search Console" and "Moving from HTTP to HTTPS in Google Search Console (May 2019)", but there is no solution.

Question: I want to delete old index with HTTP permanently (temp removals in GSC do not solve the issue) and create new manual index request for HTTPS. Any suggestions ?

  • Why can't you wait months? In the meantime, users that click to your HTTP site from Google will get redirected to your HTTPS site. Commented Oct 16, 2023 at 9:36

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Surely what you need to do is

  1. If you have access to .htaccess, then rewrite the http pages to https.
  2. Put in a canonical tag that points to https
  • In the first paragraph they said they're already redirecting from HTTP to https Commented Oct 16, 2023 at 15:43
  • Hi, I do not have .htaccess but all pages , canonical and links point to HTTPS. And still no success.
    – banelinde
    Commented Oct 16, 2023 at 15:55
  • To additionally clarify: I'm stuck in a dead loop. HTTP index is not possible as pages are redirected (Redirect error), and HTTPS index is not possible as duplicates exist (Google sets canonical to http). @rohit
    – banelinde
    Commented Oct 16, 2023 at 16:01
  • If Google is indexing the HTTP, they are indexing the copy they crawled before you redirected it. That isn't a bad thing. Commented Oct 17, 2023 at 8:37
  • Well, no, it is a bad thing, as I have changed my pages and now I can not index them under HTTPS. @stephen Regards.
    – banelinde
    Commented Oct 17, 2023 at 9:12

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