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Switching my sites to a new hosting + ip, will it effect my rankings?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zai21, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. zai21

    zai21 Regular Member

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    I plan to transfer a few of my sites that share the same ip which I feel like is effect my way of SEOing them, do you guys recommend me to switch it to a new hosting (each site will now have a different ip) or no?
     
  2. shadowguy

    shadowguy Junior Member

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    what do you want exactly? o_O
     
  3. gorang

    gorang Elite Member

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    It might for a short while, but in the grand scheme of things i wouldn't worry. Just keep building links naturally.
     
  4. mbceo

    mbceo Junior Member

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    You will be ok. Your site might go down for a couple days in certain areas while the DNS refreshes, but you will come back to where you were.
     
  5. rinrin

    rinrin Registered Member

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    Yep, just like mbceo said, your sites should be ok because your existing backlinks point to your domain names not your ip addresses. Logically these backlinks should still follow you as you move to a new hosting.
     
  6. simplyrahul

    simplyrahul Registered Member

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    I think you will see your traffic drop for 2 weeks and then back to normal.
     
  7. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    Backlinks (as mentioned) should be fine, however we did this recently with a financial site and the ranking did drop for several days. I'm not sure how Google finds us (I mean links of course) but not sure if they are looking at an IP or just the DNS. In either case you should be fine in the long run, maybe iffy in the short run.
     
  8. TeddyP

    TeddyP Newbie

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    I have done this twice - one time I lost my ranking, the other time I didn't.

    The time I didn't lose rank, I followed a websites advice that had me...take the entire site (can be tough if it is WP based or something and you have a database) and copied it exactly to my new host.

    I then switched nameservers BUT kept my old hosting up for a couple days before I cancelled. Just to make sure everyones ISP had recognized the nameserver switch...keeping the old hosting and new hosintg overlapped like that meant no site downtime. Didnt lose ranking or PR with this overlapping technique.
     
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  9. markyr17

    markyr17 Regular Member

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    That is very good advice - this is what I would do... +rep
     
  10. rockstar73

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    good advice above.