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Google crawling Geekzone HTTPS

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 22-May-2017 16:00

Last week (May 2017) I made the changes to start serving Geekzone over HTTPS (and this blog too). This included removing extra lines of code that dealt with HTTP to HTTPS redirection for some pages (the ones that were always served as HTTPS before the switchover) as well as setting HST header and other changes on the server side.

Immediately after the changes I used Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster tools to let search engine crawlers know about this change. Pretty happy on how things are going:

Googlebot crawling the new HTTPS domain:

Googlebot crawl

Search results showing the old HTTP URLs:

http search

Search results now showing the new HTTPS URLs (the line before the big uptick is the content pages already served over HTTPS, before the whole site changed):

https search

Other related posts:
Geekzone gone full HTTPS
Google Chrome cache performance
Geekzone experience using Pingdom RUM






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Mauricio Freitas
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