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I went to search my site to see how Google is indexing it and it is for some reason all jacked up.

I am seeing some pages indexed as HTTPS and then the same pages as not. Also the meta description is jacked up on some of them but correct on others.

I have no clue why this is happening. Any tips?

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  • Have you verified your site with Google Search Console? Do you use canonical tags? Do you have an XML site map? Aug 15, 2016 at 7:55
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    Also consider having HTTP redirected to HTTPS.
    – closetnoc
    Aug 15, 2016 at 15:15

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this happens, because of missed redirection from http to https: pages are available with both protocols. Create search console properties for both kinds, and then redirect all http urls to https, with something like, in PHP

<?php
if ($_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"] != 443) {
$redir = "Location: https://" . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];
header($redir);
header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
exit();
}
?>

or, for Apache

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}
</IfModule>

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