SSL Cleanup Complete
Complete Setup of SSL under Security Manager
Then assuming everything is secure (through our service or others), we’ve made a short list for you, of items for you to check once you install Yahoo’s SSL using their setup procedure.
- Set the ysw-secure-canonical variable to YES - You will want to go in to your editor variables and set the ysw-secure-canonical variable to YES. Only do this once you're ready to go live. This changes any OG Meta tags and your canonical tags to the https urls for search engines to read.
- Set the ysw-url variable to https (instead of http:), if you have one - You will want to go in to your editor variables and set the ysw-url variable to your full url (https://www.mystore.com/). Only do this once you're ready to go live. This will change any schema markup we've installed (if you have ours). If you don't have a ysw-url variable, you can skip this step. If you have schema markup installed by another developer you can have them update, or let us know and we can see what may be involved in updating yours.
- Notify any data feed provider or 3rd party service when you go secure - Yahoo! will redirect but if you have any key parameters in the urls, then the feeds will need to reflect https. This is also true if you use any 3rd parties that are not aware and in any way direct you traffic (that doesn't come from a data feed).
- Google Search Console - Register both domains http & https in Google Search Console, along your www and non-www versions. If you also had registered individual sub-domains or sub-directories in the Google Search Console, replicate that registration & configuration with their https version. Also be sure to resubmit and check your sitemaps.
- Monitor Google Search Console – Be sure to monitor Google Search Console for any errors and act on any alerts you receive.
- Update Your Advertising - Prepare changes on any ads, emailing or affiliates campaigns to start pointing to the https URLs versions when the migration is done.
- Update Any Internal Links – If you find links inside of your product descriptions or other parts of the site that link to http:// be sure to manually add the “s” to make the url https://. Our updates should automatically correct these but if you have any that aren't your standard url (i.e. missing the www) you'd want to correct those manually. They will redirect anyways so it's not critical but good practice.