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If I Change Hosting Service Provider, will it Effect SEO?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by KWT2011, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. KWT2011

    KWT2011 Registered Member

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    I want some help for my site...

    # I have my website on No.1 on google search in particular keyword phrase...
    # My Domain renewal date coming within 10 days.
    # I want to change my bad host provider to any one good provider.

    what i want to ask...

    # if i change my host provider, then will it effect my SERP Position on Google..
    # Can i Re-Register my domain before the expiry date..
    # Till now i didn't use wordpress plugins... i use old method.
    Expect good Guide...

    Thanks...
     
  2. fnd80

    fnd80 Regular Member

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    shouldnt matter, unless your hosting provider is located somewhere geographically drastically different...like if you have a US site, and you are moving from a US server to a Russian server, or visa versa
     
  3. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Go get a new hosting plan, and get everything transferred over before your current hosting runs up. Feel free to transfer/re-register the domain to the new place (you'll still get the full year), or keep it at the current one. You just need to change the DNS around.

    Once everything is on the new host, change the DNS from old to new, and check your site. You shouldn't notice any change in the SERPs, just be sure to keep everything the same.

    I'm not sure what you meant about Wordpress plugins.
     
  4. Boxxy

    Boxxy Newbie

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    Of course you can and you SHOULD do it, if you don't want someone else to steal it from you.
     
  5. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    No, just keep it the same.

    It sounded like you may be wanting to move your site to a different server and convert it to wordpress? Don't.
     
  6. MillionDollarAdMan

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    if you make major changes to your site or your where your site is hosted then yes it will effect your rankings..
     
  7. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    Yes that will affect

    many people don;t belive in this statement but that will affect you serp due to downtime.

     
  8. FuryKyle

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    urpoe Newbie

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    nameserver change will affect your serps!
     
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    yes you can
     
  11. GloCk99

    GloCk99 Regular Member

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    @redwolf you would have to have some serious downtime for it to have any affect on your serps.

    I've done this multiple times and have never had a serp drop when changing hosting. Make sure you do it seemlessly and within 48hrs and you'll be fine.
     
  12. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    The short answer is no.

    But it would depend on the speed of your new webhost and the amount of downtime.
     
  13. RedWolf

    RedWolf BANNED BANNED

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    nope that will happen many times with me

    oh i am talking about high competitors sites
     
  14. GloCk99

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    Competition is irrelevant when you're talking about downtime. Sites will always have downtime for various reasons and the engines understand this. I've found in the past anything under 48hrs and you shouldn't see any affect.

    As a previous poster said the short answer is no.
     
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    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    throughout the forum I have heard yes and no

    @OP I have heard no more often than not, do it and let us know if there was any effect
     
  16. harvald

    harvald Newbie

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    Possible you could lose your ranking. I have seen a big difference in ranking depending on host. I always go with the larger, more well known companies
     
  17. englandrm

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    Even 24-48 hours of downtime shouldn't affect the rankings, and if it does, it will only be temporary.

    You need to move the site over completely to the new host, so you have 2 copies of your website (one on each host). Then change the DNS records for your domain, and there will be ZERO downtime.

    It will be instant.

    Once the nameservers have updated, and you're positive that the site is working as it should. You no longer need the version on your old host.
     
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    I have changed hosts and not had it affect my rankings. Everything went just fine.

    I have no clue why some others are claiming it will...