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1:16 pm on Sep 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing a drop in rank in keywords that I wrote down their relative positions before implementing https. Now that I have done https on 8/29/17 (the correct way with 301 redirect, and removing all instances of http), I am seeing some keywords disappear from rankings, while others have reduced in rank, and some are in the same position before and after.

Is this normal? How long till the rankings return? Anyone have experience with this that has seen a similar thing happen to them?

I have read stories of some people switching back to http to get their traffic back after losing 40% of their traffic after 2 months of waiting for their rankings to return.
7:17 pm on Nov 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Ranking benefits might come at a later date.


Don't hold your breath
8:25 pm on Nov 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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There are plenty of major organizations and other entities that still haven't switched their sites to https.

For example, I just noticed that imdb.com (Internet Movie Database) is still http. This is one of the highest-traffic sites on the web.
10:24 pm on Nov 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I suspect that the big changes in ranking may happen in tandem with the speed benefits resulting from http/2 implementation.
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