HTTPS Wilders in Google results

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by J_L, Nov 18, 2013.

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  1. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    I know it's an old and locked topic, but this specific issue hasn't been discussed before. Now on Google, I notice quite a few results that lead to HTTPS.

    Isn't it bad for Wilders if people's browser blocks them when visiting the HTTPS version? Yes, it's a personal inconvenience for myself as well, not wanting to use HTTPS and make exceptions.

    Is this issue worth fixing? If so, how? robots.txt?
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    It may seem like there is a lot of https traffic from search engines, at least, based upon the results you have viewed. But, it's actually only .4 of 1% of our total traffic. There are webserver usage reports that show the traffic levels. It's very small.
     
  3. J_L

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    Well if it's too small to be a factor, I'm fine with that. Just a bit annoying sometimes when searching the Wilders via the Google site: parameter.

    I do that, because the forum search can be a bit limiting and Google tends to be more accurate parsing the entire site.
     
  4. RollingThunder

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    J_L: I agree. I frequently like the "site:" paramater on google. The relevancy especially if you throw quotes around the query your hit ratio significantly. I dislike Google in many many ways. It is very hard to beat the topic specificity of that type of lookup. Maybe Wilders can employ a bit more boolean and other tricks in its search routines? Hint, hint, hint, hint, hint ... ;)

     
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