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SEO: HTTPS for SEO - Better Rankings using HTTPS!?

Thinking of moving your website from HTTP to HTTPS but not sure how to do this and if you will loose your rankings?
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What Will I Learn?
Learn what SSL is exactly
Learn why you should use HTTPS
Know if your rankings will go up or down
Learn how to switch from HTTP to HTTPS
Get a step by step guide for how to switch save
Learn how to set the right settings in Google Webmaster Tools
Learn what tools you should use to avoid issues
Learn about Google’s guidelines regarding HTTPS
Learn what Google says about HTTPS and rankings
Know if you should switch to HTTPS with your existing website
Know if you should switch to HTTPS with a new website
Learn what you can do if you switch and loose rankings!
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  • No experience is needed
  • english skills
  • basic computer skills

 [This Course was updated on the 26 of November 2016]

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In this course you will learn how to switch a website from HTTP to HTTPS.

So if you want to switch your website to HTTPS or if you work as an agency and you are not sure if you should recommend this step to your clients thenthis is the right course for you!

As you may have heard, Google announced that using HTTPS now became a ranking factor. Also many SEO experts confirmed that using HTTPS helps to boost a website's ranking.. Is this true or is it just another SEO myth? You'll know the answer after finishing this course!If this is raly true you will know after taking this course!

I am going to give a basic knowledge about SSL and will continue with some important technical information. Last but not least I am going to give you a step by step guide on how to move your website from HTTP to HTTPS without loosing any of your rankings. contunie with some technicel stuff that you need to know followed by a step by step guide how to move you side from HTTP to HTTPS without loosing any rankings. But watch out! A move to HTTPS does not make sence for all kinds of websites!These questions will be answered in my course:

  • What is a SSL certificate?
  • Why should I switch to SSL?
  • Will my rankings increase if I switch to SSL?
  • How do I switch from non SSL to SSL without loosing my rankings?
  • How do I set up Google Webmaster Tools?
  • Which tools are out there that help me to avoid problems when using SSL?
  • What does Google say about switching from nonHTTPS to HTTPS
  • What does Google say about SSL and SEO?
  • Should I switch to SSL with my existing website?
  • I am starting a new website - should I use SSL?
  • What should I do if my rankings drop after switching to SSL?

After completing this course you will easily be able to decide if a move to HTTPS is a good idea or not. If you'd like to switch to HTPPS you'll exactly know what steps have to be taken to switch to HTTPS without loosing any rankings or without having technical troubles!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everybody how wants to switch from HTTP to HTTPS
  • Agencies that have to make decisions for their clients
  • Marketing experts that want to give best advice to their customers
  • Webmaster that need to know how to switch save
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Curriculum For This Course
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HTTPS an the impact on your rankings
2 Lectures 05:05

Please help me to improve! :-)
Importend Factors you need to konw
6 Lectures 26:02
OnPage Factors -internal links & canonical tags & general settings

Server Factors - robots.txt & CDN

Off Page Factors - .htaccess

OffPage Factors - Important keywords and URLs you should rank for

OffPage Factors - Check your link profile and redirect all backlinks

OffPage Factors - Try to get rid of your bad links
Tools that can help you
2 Lectures 11:28
Review any configured settings in Webmaster Tools

More useful tools
Statements and Information from Google
2 Lectures 03:46
Googles guide to switch from non HTTP to HTTPS

Statement from Google employees John Mueller and Matt Cutts
Reward and Bonus Section
1 Lecture 00:55
My recommendations for you
3 Lectures 04:07
Should I switch to SSL with my existing website?

I am starting a new website - should I use SSL?

What should I do if my rankings drop after switching to SSL?
SURVEY - Please help me to improve my trainings!
1 Lecture 00:53
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I specialized in Linkbuilding, Penalty Recovery, Link Risk Management and Link Audits.

I am running the first LRT certified agency and hold a LRT expert certificate myself.

Within the last years, I published several case studies about websites that became victims of Google updates.

I am a SEO trainer for an online training company.

I worked with clients from all over the world. Hence, I know about the SEO problems of small businesses as well as big brands from different countries. I know how to boost a website's ranking by means of onpage as well as offpage actions. Further, I am able to analyze a website's link profile in order to discover the reasons why a website became a victim of a Google update or manual penalty. I also know the steps that need to be taken to recover from a Google update or manual penalty. Because of my experience, I know a lot of SEO tricks as well as do's and don'ts regarding the SEO business.

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