Switching a website to HTTPS is a lot of work, and done wrong, it can easily become an SEO disaster. Redirects, canonicals, mixed content, etc. — there's a dozen of things to keep in mind. But is there a way to spare the headache and automate the process?
When switching our own 20K-page site to HTTPS last month, we realized there was no SEO tool on the market to help you deal with the most common HTTPS migration issue — mixed HTTP/HTTPS content errors. So we thought we need to add this functionality to our on-page SEO tool.
And… here you go! From now on, you can quickly diagnose if your site has mixed HTTP/HTTPS content issues — without leaving your WebSite Auditor dashboard.
Mixed content occurs when you move a website to HTTPS, but some of its resources are still being loaded over HTTP (most often this will happen to your images, videos, CSS and JS files).
These insecure elements become loopholes that let attackers break into your otherwise "secured" website. So using a single insecure resource makes your whole page insecure. And, more to that, trying to protect their users from hacker attacks, many modern browsers prevent the insecure elements from loading (so your page will simply not load properly) or show "insecure content" warnings to your visitors (so your page may not load at all).
No need to look through hundreds, thousands and hundreds of thousands of pages manually. WebSite Auditor will scan your whole website (no matter how big) and find all pages with mixed content issues that need your attention.
Which resources are causing the "mixed content" issues? WebSite Auditor will give you the full list of insecure images, videos, CSS, or JS files, so you can go and fix them one by one.
The just added HTTPS mixed content issues are readily available in WebSite Auditor's reports, making it easy to deliver the valuable results of the check to your clients and colleagues. Follow the steps below to generate a report with the new page performance data.
WebSite Auditor will reveal every issue on your site that affects search engine indexation, rankings, and usability: broken links and images, duplicate content, poor mobile UX, redirect chains, heavy pages, and more. For every error you find, you'll get a list of pages it affects with specific, step-by-step how-to-fix instructions.
Measure optimization rates for any page and keyword, based on the pages of your top ranking competitors and SEO best practices. Get keyword- and page-specific optimization advice, and reverse-engineer competitors' strategies to see what makes them rank high.
WebSite Auditor doesn't just analyze your content; it lets you edit it in-app, in a user-friendly WYSIWYG interface or HTML, with as-you-type SEO advice. When you're done, a single click will save the SEO-perfect page to your hard drive, ready for upload.
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