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cmckee
03-15-2009, 06:49 PM
I have a question for you gurus. My husband and I designed our own web site for my new company via Go Daddy. I've been very pleased with their service and support. Out of ignorance, I accepted a free credit to change my website from http to https. Hated it! Didn't need it, so asked to be moved back to http. Web site down 36 hours while this "relocation" occured. At the moment we went down, Google picked us up for the first time. AAUUUGGHH. No one to blame but myself for that one. However, now that we are back up and back on the http server, all the links on Google still show us at the https address. So they go nowhere. My question (yes, there is a question here): what in the heck can I do about this? How long will it be before Google notices and correctly points to our site? I went on their Webmaster and uploaded all again. I (foolishly) hoped it didn't matter (https vs http) but it does and here I sit, with a link to nowhere.

Jack
03-16-2009, 03:45 AM
If you still have access to the https, you can do a 301 redirect to the correct URL and Google will figure out what is wrong very quickly. If you don't know how to do a 301 redirect, here's the first result in Google that explains the process: http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-redirect-a-webpage.php If you don't have access to the https, Google will soon realize there is nothing at that address and remove the page hopefully indexing your new one soon after.

cmckee
03-16-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks Jack! I'll try that.

ruby.mein
03-30-2009, 04:24 AM
I optimized a site before using the wrong url.. it has 4 w's.. what I did was to start at the beginning.. contact all the websites I have link to and ask a favor from them to change my url..