Does certificate makes any changes to the current rankings?

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Hello Experts,

We had our website page rank 3 when we had no certificate. Since, we have implemented a certificate to our website, it says 0 page rank. Should I remove the certificate?

Thanks,
Denor
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  • Profile picture of the author xaviel
    By certificate, do you mean a simple image like "Certified SSL encryption" or ?

    Originally Posted by denorlinen View Post

    Hello Experts,

    We had our website page rank 3 when we had no certificate. Since, we have implemented a certificate to our website, it says 0 page rank. Should I remove the certificate?

    Thanks,
    Denor
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Putting up a cert made me feel even less secure. Now would be hackers think I have something worth hiding.

    So I took it down.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbwebmaster
    Originally Posted by denorlinen View Post

    Hello Experts,

    We had our website page rank 3 when we had no certificate. Since, we have implemented a certificate to our website, it says 0 page rank. Should I remove the certificate?

    Thanks,
    Denor
    It's because Google sees them as two different sets of URLs (URL canonicalization). So, http is different from https.

    You may regain your PR by performing a 301 redirect, but who knows when Google will update PR again.
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi14
    Originally Posted by denorlinen View Post

    Hello Experts,

    We had our website page rank 3 when we had no certificate. Since, we have implemented a certificate to our website, it says 0 page rank. Should I remove the certificate?

    Thanks,
    Denor
    Many website owners have applied the SSL certificate after the update and complained about the drop in SERPs and Traffic.

    I suggest to wait for some time and test the results if its not regaining the amount of visitors or PR it was getting earlier then Remove it and again test. If it regains the PR then make your best choice. IF you change something it really need time to show results. You don't know what Google have in store for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbwebmaster
    Actually Google recently updated their algo to include HTTPS as a ranking signal: Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: HTTPS as a ranking signal
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    You need to redirect the non certificate URL's (http:// and http://www) to the certificate version, use 301 redirect if you did not do it yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by denorlinen View Post

    Hello Experts,

    We had our website page rank 3 when we had no certificate. Since, we have implemented a certificate to our website, it says 0 page rank. Should I remove the certificate?

    Thanks,
    Denor
    LOL... I am really curious why people are asking something like this... It's just for secure and is used by websites that use any currency (like PayPal, sites that offer PayPal payments, etc.)... There is no reason to do it for a simple blog..........
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  • Profile picture of the author davdwarnner
    Yes if you want ranking on Google then SSL Certification will help you
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  • what's the problem in do-follow links, you are linking to reputable sources for backup source of your content & google will loves this because that you are linking to authority websites. Don't worry about link juice but you can do minimize the little nos of external inks if you think without this article can publish.
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  • Profile picture of the author denorlinen
    Ohhh, got a lot of confusion and finally, removed the certificate.
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