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Hosting IP Changed, Traffic Dropped

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by roiww, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. roiww

    roiww Newbie

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    I am using Godaddy shared hosting Deluxe plan. The day before yesterday, GD assigned my hosting to a new IP address. Then yesterday, traffic dropped from 400+ to a bit over 300, and today is only 100. Do you think changing IP affect ranking? Or is this just coincidence? GD did not send any email before changing the IP. But after all done, they did send an email to notify me the hosting account update. In the email, it said "Congratulations! You are now able to publish to your updated hosting account." Damn, what the hell is Congratulation We will see what happens.
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Roiww,

    This could just be a coincidence and as long as your domain name and other URL's are the same you shouldn't have seen a drop in traffic because of this. Did you notice any change in your search engine rankings? Do any links you have leading to your sit still work? You might also try calling GoDaddy and seeing what exactly it was that they did. Did anything else change on your site besides hosting?

    Maybe you can find something to lead you in the right direction from this post,

    http://www.themepartner.com/blog/65/10-possible-causes-for-a-drop-in-traffic-to-your-website/

    Hope that helps you,

    Shawn