In the 149th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked whether a website will lose its backlinks when switching to https.
The exact question was:
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I am planning to switch all my money sites to HTTPS. Will my site lose back links that were previously built? Should I do some redirecting on domain level or cPanel. Or will it auto 301 redirect to https?