Recently I upgraded a site to use an SSL certificate and noticed strange behaviour with Google Webmaster Tools.
Before starting the changes Google WMT Sitemap for
http://www.example.com was showing as 920 pages submitted and 774 indexed.
After getting the site fully working with the SSL certificate, removing the sitemap for
http://www.example.com/ and submitting a new sitemap for
https://www.example.com/, Google WMT Sitemap for
https://www.example.com shows as 920 pages submitted and 799 indexed -- however, Google WMT Sitemap for
http://www.example.com has changed to now show as 1840 pages submitted and 1573 indexed, so clearly this has been influenced by the recent submission of the
I would be grateful for your thoughts on why this might be.
The traffic (impressions and clicks per day) has remained roughly the same though has gradually moved from the
http://www.example.com profile to the
https://www.example.com profile as expected.