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Will switching web hostings effect my page ranks and seo

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jd31113, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. jd31113

    jd31113 Newbie

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    I tried to post this in the hosting forum but I guess I don't have enough posts or something and it's kind of urgent.
    I just bought a second domain for my business and currently use godaddy but did some research found namecheap and hostgator had better reviews, I went with namecheap. I never even thought about it until now about the possibility that it might effect my seo, I get most of my business on the google local maps so as long as that's not affected I'm good.
     
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    I looked at a case study a while back from a reputable search engine optimization company. they switched different web hosts and had a slight drop in rankings for a week before it recovered. their reasoning was that the change in IP and location had something to do with it. . I know for sure if you are hosting on a server in Miami, for example, and you move your server to Toronto. There will definitely be in effect since now your hosted in Canada. . Some would argue that geo-based results are dependent on your URL like having.ca rather than .mx but it also depends on where your hosted to a smaller extent. , but if you're switching from Go Daddy to name cheap. I don't think there will be much of an issue. Just make sure that you minimize your cut off time.

    , a great plug-in to make this switch is the duplicator plug-in. It can duplicate your WordPress install, and then all you have to do is reinstall Word press and put your backup package in your roots along with the install.php and then run the install.php and your site should be recovered.
     
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    This is a great question and just in time actually. I'm also planning on changing from GoDaddy to Ecowebhosting.

    I have a website who just jumped in the first page but I'm afraid that switching hosts may put me back to neverland. Let me know how it goes for you OP.
     
  4. jd31113

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    good info thanks
     
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    will do, I just switched over my sites are down at the moment hope it doesn't take too long
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Moving to a new web hosting won't affect your seo on the long run, and page rank is a useless metric right now so don't worry about it.
     
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    That's why I always recommend having your domain pointed to CloudFlare. You can change your host a hundred times, takes a minute and Google won't see any difference. I've changed my hosts a million times and never noticed any changes in ranking.

    Also I recommend using a VPS like time4vps.eu (they offer amazing deals for the lowest prices). Get someone at fiverr to setup a server for you with an admin panel like VestaCP + PhpMyAdmin + Roundcube.

    You can then upload stuff through FileZilla or other FTP client normally. It's cheaper than hostgator/godaddy ripoff, stable and your sites will FLY so fast. According to Google my sites load in less than a sec :cool: which is a big plus for ranking as well.
     
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    PR is being devalued, so don't worry about it. Overall, moving your site to a new server won't effect your rankings. Just make sure all backlinks are still pointing to the right URL and that all of your on site SEO is still done properly.
     
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    From what I have seen in the past in most cases it can help you.

    Example if you are on godaddy right now and have a shared ip and there is 5,000 web sites and some of those sites are adult sites.

    Then you move to a new host that lets say has only 500 sites on it and no adult related content.

    I have seen sites that were on something like this Jump way up in rankings after about 2 months.


    I have not seen one drop unless you moved to a host and go listed on an IP that was blacklisted already
     
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    I suppose that the website speed will affect the rankings as mentioned early in the seo as slow site speed will likely to make visitors click the back button and check for the next result. Any overloaded shared hosting might have an adverse impact on the ranking. Similar happened when your hosting company have higher server downtime, and this will affect their client's site rankings as well. Other factors related to the load time, optimized your site images, lightweight themes which coded to improved overall site speed, reduce unnecessary plugins, etc.
     
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    If the web hosting migration goes smoothly, you shouldn't have too many issues with your rankings.

    You're going to want to minimise downtime, so before you switch your web hosting, make sure you install the files and databases on the new host.

    This next part is something I do, but it's not necessary (I just like to take extra precautions). Before you migrate the domain to your new domain registrar, point the DNS over to the new web host and wait 48 hours for it to propagate. During this time, some visitors will see the old site and others will see the new site, although because you already uploaded the site to the new host, every user will see the "same" site.

    For there, just request a domain transfer. Your domain registrars will have instructions, but GoDaddy will require you to unlock the domain and email you an EPP code. From there, use the EPP code with the new domain registrar, pay the transfer fee, and then they'll take it from there.
     
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    No dont worry,that will not affect your ranking,I too changed once but that remained same.
     
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    Sometimes it will actually effect your ranking.. we switched one of the sites from a US to a UK host and we got better rankings!
     
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    if your domain has a page rank, it will not drop any way even if your domain got expired and registered, as pr is not updated not worthy, your ranking might be affected, but its impact will be little if you are not changing server location.