I enabled SSL with Cloudflare's free service and immediately experienced a dramatic drop in my page rank. I used to be in the top three for my keyword, but am no longer in the top 4 pages even. Have I done something wrong with my redirects or is this a known issue with Cloudflare?
I think what was happening is Cloudflare was already redirecting http to HTTPS before the request ever reached my server. As a result, the 301 redirect was never sent. I would need to create a 301 redirect on the Cloudflare server to ensure the crawlers get the information.
I opted to just disable SSL until HTTP 2 is released. It was causing too many headaches and I don't really need it right now.