Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hakcz, May 25, 2019.
The Cloudflare Helps us to improve speed of our site
Using a CDN and cloudfare has enabled us to serve up content a lot faster across different continents.
lets assume your website load in 1mili second, If google doesnt like the C block ip addresses of cloudflare , You wont rank high
It doesn’t load that quick. Is there any best practice for optimizing this?
Yes, it does albeit a negative one.
Cloudflare is an impact on SEO in terms of a good way.
Like some other members here, I also think that cloudflare has nothing to do with your rankings. The major contributors to your rankings is SEO strategy so try to do some proper optimisation in order to improve your rankings
Someone asked on cloudflare about SEO problems connected to Cloudflare. And someone from google replied:
I don't think Cloudflare has anything to do with SEO, good or bad. But if you're on a shared host, Cloudflare improves the TTFB so it may have an effect on website speed, which is an important SEO factor.
This was posted back in 2016 and this concludes my hypothesis. If you got doubts you can have a test and remove cloudflare from your site for 2 weeks and see if it'll improve your organic traffic. Someone already did it with positive results. My website is also back on top rankings
Put about 20 sites onto CloudFlare over the years and never seen an SEO hit, I've also taken sites that were low in serp's to high positions while using CF. The bandwidth savings are awesome, the speed improvements are great and the SSL policies are excellent. Can;t recommend them enough really for the free service.
There is some logic to bad neighborhood penalties. But you would think CloudFlare with the size it is now, would be across something like that. It wouldn't have done them any favors while growing to the scale they are now if every customer who added a site lost SERP ranking, they would have been sunk pretty quickly.
I also use it. It does have an impact on seo. Basically, I used it to decrease my website load time.
Its improve your loading time and Improve GTmatrix Speed score..
Funny that I have just found this post. I stopped Cloudflare whilst switching servers (faster) and then Cloudflare had all the problems recently (had it disabled for over a week or so). I saw one of my keywords jump from not ranked to 11th for a high competition KW. I switched it back on and it dropped out of search 2 days later...
Might test it again, because I was completely baffled how it happened.
Any update on this? Did you test it again?
It happens to me also long ago, I removed the cloudflare we got the rankings back but I see few sites where they are good in ranking even using free cloudflare. Not sure why but if it works for you keep it else just disable it.
I've only just paused it today, so will check back next week. Not holding my breath, but would be interesting if I can pull it off because it has over 30k searches .
To those that have seen a positive effect after "pausing" Cloudflar eon your website:
Did you simply Pause it within CF or did you completely switch the nameservers away from CF?
I'm willing to test this on a few CF sites.
switch the nameservers to the host ip
Interesting. I didn’t think of this when one of my sites suddenly lost it rankings for unknown reasons. Will try on that site and see what will happen.
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