Migrate your website from http to https

migrate http to https

The procedure of migrating from HTTP to HTTPs is much important; it helps in maintaining and protecting the referral data from lost. This may happen when the referral value which is contained in the header drops when switching the data from a secure and protected website to unsecured website. This is due to analytic programs which attribute to traffic without the referral information or value being as direct; this tends to account for a large portion which is called the dark traffic. This switch it’s also much important in that it help and prevent a lot of bad activities from happening such as when one is using AT &T in injecting the ads deep into the hotspots one cannot simply execute this is the website which has HTTPS.

Fast way to update on Wordpress http to https

  1. Buy SSL certificate.
  2. Edit in your Wordpress CMS:  Settings > General > Update Wordpress Address and Site Address from http to https
  3. Upload in your public folder this ht access to redirect all backlinks to avoid any loss of authority and backlinks:

Create on Notepad a file name .htaccess

and add the following text in it:

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

Save and upload to your public folder.

The process of migrating from HTTP to HTTPs includes a number of stages which include:

Stages written by Business Definitions US.

• Start with the test server

• Crawl on the current website

• Deeply read any kind of documentation which regards the type of server you are using or the CDN which is used in HTTPS.

• Get into the security and then install the server.

• Update the references which are in the content.

• Then update the references in the temptation.

• Update the canonical tags.

• Updating the hreflang tags

• Update any of the plug-in / modules / ads-ons

• Changing the CSM setting which may need to be changed

• Then crawl the site

• Then make sure that all the external scripts which are called are able to support HTTPS.

• Then force the HTTPS with the redirects.

• Move on and update old redirects so as to currently make them to be in place.

• Then crawl the old URLs

• Then move on and update the sitemaps

• If your server uses robots then update the txt file

• Enable HSTS

• Then enable the OCSP stapling

• Then add HTTP/2 support

• Then add the HTTPS version in your site

• Move on and update the disavow file in case you added one in the HTTPS version

• Then add and update the URL parameters and settings in case you had them configured

• Then move on and go live

• Then make sure that you have a updated the default URL incise one requires or try to ensure that what you are doing is tracking the HTTPS properly.

• Then move on and make sure that you have updated your social activities and also share the counts.

• Then the next step is to move and update any kind of paid media, email, or any marketing or automation campaigns so as to enable you use the HTTPS version.

• Update any other tools which are required such as the A/B testing and confirmation software’s , the heat maps and then keyword tracking devices so as to use them with your HTTPS version of the URL you are using.

• Then the last step is to make sure that you monitor everything during the migration process. Then move on and double check and even triple check so as to make sure that everything is moving on with the right manner and smoothly.

You can alternatively contact directly our digital marketing agency. If you are developing a new website, make sure to install SSL certificate directly on it.

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