Msg#: 3565718 posted 12:43 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)
hi friends, I have one small doubt. I have a site and I want to do offpage optimization (only directory submission) for one of its inner pages. the url of the site is as https://www.example.com/fdsdsf/fsdfsd.asp
But when I submitted the url in the directories, they are not accepting the submissions, saying that https:// is not allowed. So Changed https:// to http:// and the url became http://www.example.com/fdsdsf/fsdfsd.asp. After this the site started getting accepted by the directories. and I have submitted in over 200 directories. In my SEO experience I know that the site will come on higher rankings for the url http://www.example.com/fdsdsf/fsdfsd.asp. But I dont know how the https://www.example.com/fdsdsf/fsdfsd.asp Url will fare in SERP. Is this an issue? Plz give suitable suggestions.
Can u also tell me the difference in indexing https:// and http:// Are these considered as 2 urls by Google?
[edited by: tedster at 6:12 am (utc) on Feb. 7, 2008] [edit reason] please use example.com [/edit]
Msg#: 3565718 posted 5:43 am on Feb 7, 2008 (gmt 0)
Typically, https is only used on forms where you might be collecting or displaying sensitive data like credit card numbers, SSNs, etc. such as a shopping cart checkout page. I'm not sure why you would ever want such a page to rank and be accessible from a SERP. So I would have to assume that the page should never have been https to begin with.
It has been my experience that https://www.example.com/page.htm and http://www.example.com/page.htm are seen as two separate pages... They are different URLs. Just like the engines see http://www.example.com, http://www.example.com/, http://www.example.com/index.htm as 3 different pages even though all refer to the same home page.
[edited by: tedster at 6:11 am (utc) on Feb. 7, 2008] [edit reason] switch to example.com - it can never be owned [/edit]