we have just woke up this morning to the fact that our web designers who also handle the hosting of one of our websites have changed our 4 year old site from http to re-direct to https for security reasons, will this hurt our ranking ? as we read alot on here about dup issues etc
Hmmm, haven't had to do that before, this should be interesting.
My guess? There will be some slight disruption while the recalculation takes place on the redirect from http to https. I'm not too certain that was the best move on your behalf though. There is a bit more involved in serving a site under https vs http, from a server processing perspective.
I don't think "I" would have been real pleased with that decision and I'd probably be handing out some PINK SLIPS right now. ;)
It's also worth checking that they've implemented permanent redirects (i.e those with a 301 HTTP status code) from any request to the http site to the corresponding URL on the https site. Anything else is likely to cause serious problems.
thanks for the reply, the next day they put it back to where it was before so that only when you place an order it shows as secure pages and not on the product pages, i have looked at the post above and will send them the info.