Robert_Charlton - 10:11 pm on May 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
The site isn't getting SSL errors; the certificate is expiring; so the decision makers want to know if they should change the HTTPS set-up while the opportunity is in place.
I wouldn't say that it's really an opportunity, as you're redirecting essentially every page on your site, so you are going to lose an estimated 15% of inbound link juice, and probably drop in traffic for a while until your redirects are processed throughout Google's system etc etc.
My thought is that if it's not broke, don't fix it... particularly if you don't know how.
The discussion phranque cited above doesn't suggest to me that referrer data is preserved, so I see no benefits in that regard. I think the discussion suggests that there was hope that it might, but no one was sure.
I would get extremely precise clarification from the geniuses what they have in mind, and get illustrations of what's happening where. I'm sure they're not thinking about referrer data.
customers are asking why we don't have HTTPS there when our competitors do.
Unless there's a security certificate warning popping up somewhere, or a sign-in on a non-secure page that should be secure, I'm not sure what the issue is.