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    Unhappy https in google

    many of the links on my website are being found in google as "https". when people click them they get a warning that my site isn't safe.

    how can I fix this?

    can I edit htaccess and make it switch https to http ?

    is there a robots.txt trick that tells google "hey stop that!" without kicking me out of google ?

    example to a search for truxter+ten+ton+hammer there is a link to my site right in teh first page that goes to https. I have seen many many more and tried google's site help area and got nothing.

    site is truxter.org

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    I used Duck Duck Go, not Google or any other search engine. The provided link to your site was with the http protocol, not https. What other search engines have you used?
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    What percentage of the world do you think uses Duck Duck go?

    I assume that a very large portion of the world uses google.

    You may have clicked the truxtertech site. two links down and it's truxter.or site.. that one is https.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruXter View Post
    What percentage of the world do you think uses Duck Duck go?
    Probably more than me, I don't know what percentage I'm in though..
    Quote Originally Posted by TruXter View Post
    You may have clicked the truxtertech site. two links down and it's truxter.org site.. that one is https.
    DDG led me to truxter.org. It was the first link on the results page.

    Edit: so I googled those keywords you posted. The first four links were to youtube, and the following links were to your site (after the twitter link which followed the youtube ones), and they were https. This sounds like a Google thing.
    Last edited by snowmaker; 9-28-13 at 09:37 AM. Reason: added some more stuff
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    Google htaccess change https to http. Possibly something there that might help.

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    I wrote an article on this subject that should help: rainbodesign.com/seo-tips/removing-https-index.php
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    Thank you Rainbore.
    I have been trying for several months to search for this and it seemed completely uneventful.

    So, now I try what you posted ad wait.

    I have already done the htaccess thing as I was reading your site.
    but doesn't seem to do anything at all.

    I know that if the 301 is done wrong and blocks all https access, I get locked out of admin

    So the logical solution is to get Google to stop linking to https.
    Last edited by TruXter; 9-29-13 at 04:43 AM.

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    Have you worked with the Google Webmaster tools?
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    It can take a long time to get https pages removed from the index, so you need to be patient. The good news is that the strongest pages will tend to be fixed more quickly because they get crawled more often, so any negative effects on your rankings should start to disappear reasonably soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entrecon View Post
    Have you worked with the Google Webmaster tools?
    Yes for a good while now.

    In the "remove" area, it won't let me select https/http

    It will just remove the correct version (http)of that page from Google index.

    Unless there is something I am not seeing in the options.

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    Ironically, you need to add the https:// version of you site's URL to your Webmaster Tools account in order to remove its content from the index. If you have problems doing that, my advice would be to set up the redirects in your .htaccess file mentioned in step 6 of my article.
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    That's for the replies.

    I tried each method you had and neither seemed to work with powweb's severs.

    I am considering just blocking/redirecting https altogether for a while.

    on the downside, it will not let me into my admin section of wordpress if I do that.

    and it would force me to mod the httaccess every time I try I want to make a new post. Which is frustrating. because you know... when you aren't allowed to do something, you get the most creative.

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