Google recognized ‘Https’ as an important ranking signal on August 6, 2014. Since then, many webmasters are shifting to the Https version of their website; and this exodus seems to be heading in the right direction with Ecommerce websites leading from the front. As e-retailers cannot do without a secured encryption, Https versions become the obvious option.
After you have decided to make the switch; do read this checklist that enables you to proceed with the Https upgrade cautiously. In this article, we have compiled a list of pointers that you can keep in mind while upgrading your website to the Https version.
The Https upgrade, if not done properly, can result in reduced visibility in the search results; a fallout of lowered rankings. Also, there may be other severe long-term effects of not making the switch. These can include insecure connections, compromised referral data and now, a bad rap with Google.
Please note: Not all the points mentioned below are applicable to non-eCommerce websites but all points on http to https update are relevant for Magento based eCommerce stores.