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Stan Brown

Jan 21, 2017, 3:32:02 PM1/21/17
Question: Do I need to do anything more to satisfy Google?

My host, Siteground, has created free Let's Encrypt certificates.
They instructed me[1] to add these lines to .htaccess:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

I did that, and indeed it seems to work. I verified redirections of
these forms: --> --> --> -->

I edited the file, replacing http:
with https:, and submitted it to Google. Of course search results are
still returning http: links, but it normally takes Google a couple of
days to crawl my site so I'm not worried about that as such.

But is there something else I should have done so that Google indexes
the site with https links, or do I not even care since they're all
redirected anyway? Is there any other test I should perform?


Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
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