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Changing hosts

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Cheeky_Bastard, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Cheeky_Bastard

    Cheeky_Bastard Registered Member

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    I have a friend that has an aged domain that has been with the same hosting provider for five years. He is #2 on G00gle for his long tail keywords. If he switches hosting companies, will he lose his SERP placement or is it all tied to the domain?
     
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    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    shouldn't make any difference, unless the new host is slower or considered spammy.
     
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  3. Cheeky_Bastard

    Cheeky_Bastard Registered Member

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    The old host was one of those real estate sites that charges $150/month, I'm trying to get him over to hostgator so we can add a more sites for way less money.
     
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    Hostgator may be able to xfer his domains and all of the content for free. They did it for all of my sites content and domains. I think he needs a compatible version of cpanel that can package everything up for a move. The only thing he may have to do is change the nameservers for his domains.

    A few tips, make the main domain on Hostgator the exact same as his current host. I had to pay 5 or 10 bucks (can't remember) when I made the mistake of putting a new domain as the main one. Second, don't do anything to the new server until they have xfered everything over.

    You don't even need to contact a support rep when getting an xfer, you just request it and a ticket is submitted. I'm glad I moved to HG because Bluehost support doesn't hold a candle to HG's support.
     
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    Yes, if speed is an issue, I would even go for a VPS to ensure you get good traffic speed. They are cheap the basic ones.