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If you change hosting companies does it affect your rankings

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by rival1, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. rival1

    rival1 Newbie

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    Call me stupid but I signed up for 1 year hosting for $35 with a company last year.

    My hosting account is due up Sept 17th and now they want $107 for this year.

    I have several domains on the account and one is an established wordpress blog.

    Question: If I change hosting companies and transfer all my data from one company to the next... Will or does it affect my links, ranking, or anything like that at all?

    Thanks

    PS. Also after ready this thread I am in need of a good hosting company pay per year that I can hold multiple domains on. If you have an awesome one PM me. thanks
     
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  2. IamBlackhatter

    IamBlackhatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No you wont loose your rankings if you change your hosting company rather you can choose hostgator and find coupons for the first year
     
  3. HOmERCIdAL

    HOmERCIdAL Regular Member

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    It shouldn't.

    I made the switch from Hostgator to a VPS in Holland and have witnessed no decreases and that was 5 weeks ago.
     
  4. rival1

    rival1 Newbie

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    Awesome.. Thats great news.. Makes me feel better.
     
  5. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Try it yourself. Buy your new host now and transfer one site to it. See how it does. Personally, if your sites are truly ranking that well though, is $70 a year really worth the risk?
     
  6. rival1

    rival1 Newbie

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    Yeah my sites are not really ranking well.. the 2 domains are new wordpress blogs I've only had for 2 months. I was more worried about all the links working and all the pings, rss, and all that jazz would still be the same once switched over
     
  7. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    If you change to a "Faster Host" you will usually see your rankings increase across the board
     
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    It won't as long as hosting servers are located in nearby area, because we know that google tend to sort their serps in a georaphical meanings too. So just stay with the same country and that should be fine.
     
  9. _Chip_

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    To be safe just get a dedicated ip for 2 bucks, you don't want tons of spammy sites on the same ip of your new host...
     
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  10. napoleon007

    napoleon007 Newbie

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    It shouldn't affect your rankings as long as you don't have too much down time while you're doing the DNS switchover, and as long as the URLs remain the same. So it's probably a good idea to leave the site on the original host for a few days after you migrate. That way people with really old DNS caches will still see something.
     
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    midnight_focus Power Member

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    if the down time is minimal you will be fine and even if it takes some time your ranking will recover
     
  12. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

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    Then that is something completely different. The pings you've done, the rss, and all the wordpress related stuff will not have any issues assuming you know how to move it over.
     
  13. rival1

    rival1 Newbie

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    Great feedback everyone!!! Thanks! I am going to get new hosting in the next day or so and get it up and running. Transfer all my data and dns server setting fast but yet leave all old data on the old site like Napoleon recommended.. good idea!
     
  14. hurn

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    Follow these steps

    1. Get hosting with same geo IP
    2. Minimize the downtime.. There are few ways to transfer site without downtime
     
  15. trancecommunity

    trancecommunity Regular Member

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    transfer files and have the site up and running on the new server. effectively having the site active on two different servers.

    then just change the nameservers

    Downtime will kill your site. This will avoid downtime
     
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    thinksmarty Junior Member

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    It is not helping me avoid the downtime. Is there anything else that I would be able to do? Thanks
     
  17. volund

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    What is not helping you avoid the downtime?

    If you leave your sites up in the old location, set them up in the new, and then do the transfer there should not be any downtime at all.