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Modifying your Google accounts to move to https

Modifications for Google analytics

  • Log in to your Google analytics account as usual.
  • Choose the account and the property in it that you wish to adjust, for instance

  • From the list in the Property column, select Property settings
  • On the form, under Default URL change the protocol from http to https

  • Go to the bottom of the page and Save

Modifications (or set-up) for Google Search Console

  • Go to Search Console at the URL https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools
  • Whether you already have a property for your site or not, you will have to Add a Property
  • Once you have filled in the URL, using https:// as the protocol, you will need to verify ownership of the site. For all but the oldest of tracking code, you will be able to just click the Verify button.
  • When you continue to the Search Console page you will see that it will be currently empty of data. To seed it with a sitemap, if you have a Falcon site the site map is always at sitemap.xml.gz, so click on Sitemaps, then Add/Test Sitemap and type that into the box that appears, then click Submit. If your site has a sitemap at a different URL, then type that (if you need to seeed Google quickly you could you a tool such as
  • Click on Refresh the page and you will see the sitemap has been submitted and that indexing is pending.

  • Once the indexing takes place this will change and the number of indexed URLs will show.