1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can selling a website affect SERPs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turdface, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,277
    Likes Received:
    169
    For example, I have a website that ranks well for [keyword].

    Someone wants to buy it from me because that keyword in in their niche, so I sell it.

    They keep everything the same, but change the nameservers from my Hostgator account over to whoever their host is.

    Can that change of IP address make Google think something is going on and affect the SERPs?
     
  2. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    463
    Location:
    USA
    I really doubt it. The search engines are only concerned with the content of the site and not who owns it or where it is hosted.
     
  3. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    57
    why would you care? you already sold it. As of if it affects your other sites, no if you didnt cross link them together. if you did cross link, and the site you are selling has placing pr on other pages in your other sites, then yes its going tomaffect your serps.
     
  4. loverichie

    loverichie Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    4
    Home Page:
    I would say there is a positive effect in the rankings but can't be specifically sure.
     
  5. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    463
    Location:
    USA
    On what do you base this hypothesis ? The search engines don't look at who owns a site, only the content of said site.
     
  6. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK

    so why do people suggest that you use the local hosting country for your website as it has been proven to benefit your position in the serps?
     
  7. IbetUlol

    IbetUlol Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    they suggest that because of the sites speed.

    when you have a chinese site but your hoster is in the us, the time to load is propably higher...

    cheerio
     
  8. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    421
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK

    thats not exactly true as you can have a host in germany that is being connected to via another german host, however the route it takes goes via rest of Europe or further.

    Also why do some people get slapped by Google when on a shared ip even if they were doing nothing wrong but some other website which was on the shared ip was?

    Google doesnt just look at the person when dealing with serps people!

    cheerio