Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DebbieSprules, Jun 23, 2010.
Not even one reply... hmmm oh my I was really patient and everything
Basicly you are only changing the IP address of the server no?
I would suggest googling about preferred google IP address or something like that
Not that scary if you overlap the contracts... you could have the site running on both IPs while dns propagates... Google indexes URLs and punishes/rewards hostnames... neither of which is changing... So the real threat is the 24hours while DNS rolls over... As long as your outage is under 48 hours I wouldn't expect much fallout... I took a websites offline last year by unplugging the server and throwing it in the trash. It took almost 6 months for google to stop showing it in the SERPs... this kind of thing happens all the time... I recommend overlapping the contract by 1 billing cycle if you are worried... thats the best anyone could do.
I've moved my chunk of sites 3 times in 3 years, and never seen a decline in ranking or traffic. I didn't do anything special either, just changed the dns and uploaded the site files to my new server. Just make sure you move the whole site over successfully, and watch out for 404's. I did have one site that I didn't move the image gallery over on accident, and I didn't catch it for a week. Every image request was a 404, and in that week I went from 1k uniques daily to about 5. Took me about 3 months to naturally recover from that.
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