Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS
FAQ: When migrating my site from HTTP
, do I need to make any changes to my
Rank Ranger campaign settings?
When you migrate a website from HTTP
, if your campaign General Settings tracking mode
is set to Default
or Explicit Domain Count
, then you do not need to change anything in the campaign Rank Tracker settings. Those tracking modes cause Rank Ranger to deliver results for the website's HTTP
, sub-domains and sub-directories.
Website Default Tracking Mode
Website Exact URL Tracking Mode
If you are using the Exact URL tracking mode with a full URL such as this:
then you need to change the http:// to https
:// in the Website Address field and click the Save
When you migrate your site from HTTP
you will need to change your Search Console settings to the https
version because Google considers each version of the website (i.e., http://domain.com, http://www.domain.com, https://domain.com, etc.) as separate properties. After Google has completed their crawl of the HTTPS
, Search Console will stop providing data for the HTTP
version and so you will need to disconnect the old HTTP
and connect the HTTPS
in our Campaign Settings > Webmaster Tools
screen for each campaign that is changed.
Update Search Console Settings
After Google completes their crawl of the HTTPS
version of the website, open the campaign settings > webmaster tools screen and click the Disconnect
button next to the website address.
Then select the HTTPS
property and click the Connect
Search Console Archived Data
If you have enabled the Historical Data Storage option prior to changing to HTTPS
, that archived Search Console data will remain intact and begin fresh for the new version of the site.