From Ion Saliu@21:1/5 to All on Sat Dec 1 10:11:02 2018
• They say, the huge difference between http and HTTPS: the latter is SECURE.
Indeed, there are advantages to having URLs protected via https. The benefit, however, is exaggerated.
Really good security starts with the HOST; the next step is the CLIENT. Both locations must be well-secured and the PASSWORD is the main tool.
SSL (via httpS) basically ENCRYPTS the transmission between the HOST and the CLIENT. There ain’t a big deal if either the host or the client — or BOTH — are ATTACKED.
Anyway, suffice to say that switching to the HTTPS model brings also huge headaches for the webmasters. First off, there are far more frequent ERRORS. Then, webmasters lose “link juice”. If they had inbound links to their http URLs, chances are they
lose the “juice” to their HTPPS pages — at least for an extended period of time.
• The search engines, Dracgoogla especially, can’t wait to find pretexts to punish the webmasters (and thusly forcing them into buying advertising!)
There are no more search engines these days — there are only ADVERTISING ENGINES! Everybody is hurt, every ‘netizen, every ‘Net surfer, when they don’t get relevant and unbiased search results.
• To make a long story short, the webmaster must do a tedious operation. That is, change old http links to HTTPS. In many instances, that’s mission impossible. I’ve been able to only make changes to links in my social media accounts. I have no control over most domains that linked via http to my domains.
Now, I perform the task in Google groups. Methinks it’s a good idea for every webmaster in this predicament. At least, change the most relevant links.
• A piece of advice to webmasters who don’t know this practice: Make changes to your .htaccess file. Should look something like this: