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(Entry was posted by Jefe Birkner on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 26, 2018).

All pages dropped out of index after HTTPS migration, why?

All pages dropped out of index, why?

Hi SEO folks...
Doing an HTTPS migration, submitted sitemap with https pages on 4/7, all of them indexed by 4/9, and then 10 days later they dropped out of index.
I know that both http and https pages were still live (finally got htaccess working correctly yesterday) but I didn`t think that was a reason to drop pages out of the index. Curently doing a site:search indicates that https:home page IS indexed, but all other indexed pages are http
Any ideas where else I should be looking?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Steve Masters: I presume you have checked the robots.txt file isn`t blocking anything? Also, are the canonical links in the pages pointing to the http version?
  • Jefe Birkner: +Steve Masters
  • Jefe Birkner: +Steve Masters
  • Jim Munro: Do you have both http and https set up in the Google Search Console?
  • Jefe Birkner: +Jim Munro They are separate, as far as Google is concerned. I don`t think that a GSC account was ever set up for http, I doubt it. I was brought on-board to help months after the incomplete migration.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 26, 2018).

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