Hi webmasters, been a webmaster for years but still on HTTP. I fear what might happen and go wrong here. On some topics I move fast, on others I'm slow at changing things. Secure (HTTPS) is not new, but the push for going https is, you know the hype "http is insecure" not to forget Chrome pushing using warnings "insecure site" etc.
I have a network of sites with decent traffic, all using Http, not Https. My concern is loosing traffic, getting hit, loosing ranking and performance overall. Do not take this for granted! many say https will boost your ranks or whatever, will increase performance, trust and even Adsense income, etc.
But let's be honest, there are cases where things went wrong with no clear explanation (Here [webmasterworld.com
...] and also, this is one of the cases where you can find people sharing clear information versus the free and easy "I did it, works great", meaning? oneliners vs an actual explanation. There is a lot at risk in my case, I will really appreciate your comments on this. And sure is not just about "is how you do it", I mean... it's not the case.
I just don't want to risk the traffic and performance I have. So
- Did you make the jump?
- Is everything ok?
- Were any lows and then back to normal?
- Any drops in traffic?
- How long did this take?
- Any regrets?
Any comments will be welcome.