- May 7, 2019 at 3:46 pm #222466
First and foremost thank you so much for creating this plugin – great job guys.
The thing is that I have done some linkbuilding for my website before changing to https. Now I need to know if this plugin helps the site redirect all linkbuilding links to HTTPS?
I can say that when I go on a site that links to my website and click on the linkbuilding-link, it goes to the new HTTPS url – therefore it works, rigt?
Will the link loose its quality because it’s redirecting?May 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm #222472
all incoming http:// requests will be redirected to https:// via a 301 redirect. The 301 redirect is SEO friendly. Search engines will pick this redirect up automatically, you don’t have to contact the other websites to change the link to https://. In our experience links don’t lose quality because of a 301 redirect to https://.
In regards to the settings, we recommend to enable one of the three redirect options. When possible, use the 301 .htaccess redirect since it’s the fastest one.May 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm #222478
Thanks for the quick reply. It’s understandable for me now. But why check-mark only one of the three? Do they do the same thing?
Will something happen if I decide to only enable the 301 .htaccess redirect?May 8, 2019 at 8:05 am #222671
And what about the internal links on my site? When I click on them after adding SSL with your plugin they redirect to https – so it’s working right?May 8, 2019 at 8:12 am #222672
all three redirect options indeed to the same thing, redirect your site to https://. Therefore only one (the .htaccess redirect) should be left enabled.
Activating SSL will update your site address to https://, that’s why internal links now use https:// as well. This indicates SSL is activated properly on your site.