I have been having trouble with my website rankings ever since I changed from http to https – I was checking my rankings with Market Samurai – and it seems like the Trust Flow (TF) and Citation Flow (CF) are split between http and https – as if they are 2 different sites.
My Trust Flow fell 17 points since I switched to https!
See how the Trust flow of https://freetrainingworkfromhome.com is 23 in the (above) screenshot?
In this next one – two days later – the Trust Flow is down to 6!
I thought I had told Google that I preferred https – but when I checked tonight – my site was still listed as http with Google!
Here is how you change http to https in Google Analytics
Usually, for a tutorial like this, I would do a video – but I don't see how I can do a video in Google Analytics. There is just too much sensitive information.
Screenshots are going to have to do!
1.) Sign in to Google Analytics (hopefully you are already signed up for an account and you added your website – if not – you need to set up your website in Google Analytics first.
2.) From the home page, click on Admin – in the left, side bar, at the bottom.
3.) That will bring you to a page with 3 columns. In the center column, you will see, Property Settings. Click on that.
4.) Now, another column will slide in called “Property Settings.” You want to scroll down until you see “Default URL” and switch that from http:// to https://
Last but not least, make sure you Save
This has to be why my site was still being ranked as http:// in some listings – I am hoping I have done everything necessary to smoothly transition over to the secure https://freetrainingworkfromhome.com
I started this blog on March 12 – so it's been in existence for almost 9 weeks.
According to Google Analytics – https://freetrainingworkfromhome.com is getting 74 users per week – so a little more than 10 users per day (on average)
I will keep giving reports on how we are growing – because we will keep growing as we put out more useful information to help you start a business website!
On April 16th, I did list in some directories for backlinks – and this could have brought the Trust Flow down! My traffic is still increasing at a rate of 50% per week – so I am not going to worry too much about the low Trust Flow – although I will keep looking for ways to raise that Trust Flow!
May 13, 2018 Market Samurai http – https comparison
I am hoping the change from http to https in Google Analytics moves all the Citation Flow and Trust Flow over to the https URL. I will keep an eye on it and blog about it again.
I would love to hear what you think of the split personality website I have since I changed http to https. Have you ever had a similar experience?