Our site was on a https connection but we are now back on a http connection.

I do not control the web host.

How can I get google to update and remove the link to the https version of the website?

I have been using the fetch as Google option to get Google to recrawl the site.

Ultimately this has to be fixed one way or another. Should I consider using use the remove URLs tool and pick the root URL?

  • Google will update it eventually. Just hang tight, this process may take a couple of days to "a while".
    – David K.
    Jan 26 '15 at 22:02
  • It's the same as going from http to https
    – John Conde
    Jan 26 '15 at 22:33
  • Has the SSL cert already been removed and so these indexed URLs are resulting in errors?!
    – MrWhite
    Jan 26 '15 at 23:35
  • Yes - that's the issue - google is showing the site with the https link still.
    – Mat Kay
    Jan 26 '15 at 23:56
  • Unfortunately that's kinda like shooting yourself in the foot - if you are wanting to maintain your ranking. The site migration should have occurred before the security cert was removed. You need to follow the same procedure for a site migration (linked above), except you obviously can't redirect the old URLs. Eventually Google will reindex your site.
    – MrWhite
    Jan 27 '15 at 13:25

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