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Does changing servers affect Google listings?
Hoster moving sites to new server.

 11:28 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi All

Can anybody give me any info.
Our Hoster is moving our sites (we have five of them) to a different server. All our sites are pretty well placed for their keywords and are building page rank.

Will this affect their position in the serps or page rank.?

If so is there anything I can do to minimise this.?





 6:09 pm on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

What will be changed in addition to the hardware? Will they be in the same location? WIll they have the same IP addresses?


 9:10 pm on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)


I've only been warned that the servers are going to be changed. I think because the old servers were being hacked. No other info as yet.
Is it usual for the IP addresseas to be changed.?



 9:40 pm on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

New servers can be a smooth operation and can be a pain in the arse.

New IP addresses mean 2 or 3 days with DNS servers sorting out where your URL now is .. this can mean duplicate content alarms ringing at google and you being penalised. The technology cant deal with that sort of thing all the time, it doesn't happen to all but DOES happen.

If you new servers are in a different country from the old ones then this too can effect your pages. Old .co.wheriwas listings will go after a while and new .co.wheriamnow servers will gain listings. This can take some time to happen though.

What I would recommend is to have a look at your logs and when bots STOP visiting the old site, take that information down.

You may in-fact be lucky and not have any problems at all. i just know I did :) GL


 8:01 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanx for that stinkfoot.

I'm trying to get hold of somebody at the hosting company that knows what is going on, buy all I get are young pups with flow charts. They are mainly an ubix based company and we are on windows servers so there seems to be some con fusion.

Thanx again



 10:48 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I recently changed to a new server with new IPs, changes in DNS-announcing happened worldwide within 24 hours, the old server is still running with its websites but the IPs are not more announced, few accesses still happen via not updated proxy servers.
There was no change in Google-Serps. All web sites had/have unique IPs, and the main web site has about 5.500 unique visitors a day, 85% produced by google seraches, so I think there's no need to be afraid of changing server.


 11:00 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Good News extranjero


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