Site Security and https://

Can you help if the site is moved to default to the secure version?

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rascal

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I apologize for the slight mis-type. I did mean "First page of Google", not necessarily the #1 spot.
I did a little research on my own and found a few First Page keyphrases
  • food discussion forum (Position #4)
  • food discussions (Position #6)
  • cooking forum (Position #2)
  • cooking forums (Position #1) :woot:
  • recipe forum (Position #4)
  • recipe forums (Position #3)
For those who are new to the whole SEO/Google challenge, obtaining a first page ranking is not easy. The staff at CookingBites deserves a huge round of applause. :bravo:
Between sat Nav and mg, I totally agree.

Russ
 

SatNavSaysStraightOn

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I apologize for the slight mis-type. I did mean "First page of Google", not necessarily the #1 spot.
I did a little research on my own and found a few First Page keyphrases
  • food discussion forum (Position #4)
  • food discussions (Position #6)
  • cooking forum (Position #2)
  • cooking forums (Position #1) :woot:
  • recipe forum (Position #4)
  • recipe forums (Position #3)
For those who are new to the whole SEO/Google challenge, obtaining a first page ranking is not easy. The staff at CookingBites deserves a huge round of applause. :bravo:
Thank you . We've worked hard to obtain that to get that and keep it (and that includes the site's original owner and founder @Shaun .

However I've taken the plunge and asked Shaun to go ahead and make https:// the default which he did in the last hour. It's going to take months of hard work, if not much longer to re-establish those places but in the long run it should be worth while .
 

morning glory

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However I've taken the plunge and asked Shaun to go ahead and make https:// the default which he did in the last hour. It's going to take months of hard work, if not much longer to re-establish those places but in the long run it should be worth while .
I just checked and we are still No 1 for a cooking forums Google search:

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SatNavSaysStraightOn

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I just checked and we are still No 1 for a cooking forums Google search:

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That will change once Google reindexes our site and if you check the address out in full, it should be for the http:// version of the site which will slowly die a death because fewer and fewer people will visit it with it no longer being the default version and also because as far as Google is concerned from now on won't be updated because the default site is now https://. Google sees them as two different sites not two versions of the same site. (in computer language the https or http part of the web address is very important, similarly the www bit because you can actually have other entries instead of www.)
 

morning glory

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A quick FYI about SEO and Google. As @SatNavSaysStraightOn suggests, it will take some time for the full impact of switching to "https" to be realized. 30 days is the usual benchmark in the SEO world. We will anxiously be waiting to see where we stand after 30 days.
Then we all need to all post new foodie threads like mad over the next month!
 
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