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6:19 am on Feb 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Later tonight we are converting one our largest sections from http to https (because the section has login/password credentials).

The bulk of my revenue is from my frontend, so I'm not too worried but at the same time that section does generate some decent money on it's own.

I remember back in 2015 people were complaining left and right that going to HTTPS caused a dip in their revenue. Some were minor like 10% and some were major like 30%.

I spoke to a friend of my mine who works for a network that specializes in header bidding, so they deal with most of the top networks.

He claims that HTTPS ad compliance has come a very long way, even since 2015. He estimates that around 95% of the ads being pushed out on the major networks, including adsense, are compliant with HTTPS websites.

What have been your experiences? Any decreases? Any increases? Revenue stayed more or less the same?
5:57 am on Feb 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Just get it done. It's not as much work as you may think.



I know, I know. Just trying to decide which part of the loose herd to rustle first.

Round 'em up boys. and girls.

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6:02 am on Feb 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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...to a more secure internet experience? Yes, absolutely

Will it fix hacking and all other security problems... No.

But that's a whole other discussion.
4:21 pm on Feb 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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One of the things that SSL does for your users is to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
5:38 pm on Feb 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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One of the things that SSL does for your users is to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.



...errr, would you provide an example a rookie can understand.


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When using non-ssl connections someone between the user and the site can intercept the traffic and inject code so that it appears to be coming from your site.

SSL will not reduce data breaches. Different beastie.

SPAM, Yum! Great in fried rice too.
7:06 pm on Feb 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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When using non-ssl connections someone between the user and the site can intercept the traffic and inject code so that it appears to be coming from your site.


Thanks.

I wondered what was happening with all that money I was supposed to be making.


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2:50 pm on Feb 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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For the record I found moving over to HTTPS pretty easy and without problem. Just make sure you have a checklist.

Some of the things to bear in mind:
*Rel canonical
*Sitemaps
*Update in Google webmaster tools
*Update as many links as you can
*Set up redirects in .htaccess
*Keep checking Google webmaster tools

I'm sure there are more, but that'll get you started.

Do it right and you won't lose any traffic.
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