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Changing Servers within same Hosting Co
Will this affect rankings
McVicker

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Msg#: 31952 posted 2:44 am on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

My hosting co. wants us to shift to a newer and different kind of server. The domain name and hosting co. will stay the same. Does switching servers like this affect your rankings in any way?

 

Leosghost

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Msg#: 31952 posted 11:52 pm on Nov 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

highly unlikely to affect anything at all ..presumably the Ip will remain the same ..they are just upgrading the specs ..if you are real lucky they are taking you off of 'doze onto 'nux .

McVicker

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Msg#: 31952 posted 3:33 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

They want to move us from a UNIX server to a LINUX server. My only concern is the change in the "location code" will damage our google rankings. I heard that google keeps track of sites using both domain name and using a location code.

1) Is this true?
2) What is the proper term for that location code? (I think IP# refers to your own computer, not the spot on a server where a domain is hosted)
3) Will a switch from one server to another affect google rankings?

Thanks.

McVicker

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Msg#: 31952 posted 3:34 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

They want to move us from a UNIX server to a LINUX server. My only concern is the change in the "location code" will damage our google rankings. I heard that google keeps track of sites using both domain name and using a location code.

1) Is this true?
2) What is the proper term for that location code? (I think IP# refers to your own computer, not the spot on a server where a domain is hosted)
3) Will a switch from one server to another affect google rankings?

Thanks.

aris1970

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Msg#: 31952 posted 5:45 pm on Nov 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi McVicker, I have done many shifts to a different server using totally different IPs. I have never had any problems with our rankings, so I don't think this is a problem at all.

Hope it helps.

McVicker

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Msg#: 31952 posted 3:47 am on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks aris

bekyed

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Msg#: 31952 posted 12:53 pm on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Remember,

It can be a problem if you move from a UK server to a US one, and can affect your rankings tremendously, especially if you rank higher on the UK google.

Bek.

soapystar

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Msg#: 31952 posted 1:53 pm on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

though i wonder if that idea is now flip flopped by the rankings on geo domains...ie if your on a uk server internationally hosted domains may rank higher for uk searches on say .de or .es etc......the idea being someone doing uk widgets from a usa host will be mopre international for someone buying from outside the uk...a uk based site doing uk widgets may appear to only serve local clients..just a thought....

asher02

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Msg#: 31952 posted 5:52 pm on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well I have just did the same and nothing happened yet. Only make sure you backup all your important data...who knows what can go wrong.

One thing to check: ask for the range of the ip your site will be in.....and check everything you can imagine, ban list who-is..etc.

I had 1 problem which I hope is minor.

I checked the ip I got from my host and checked for the location of the server. The tools on the web when I did look up ip told me its in Italy...well that was strange because I know its in Chicago...The problem was that its in United States [City: Milano, Lombardia] ....I just hope that Google takes that data from other location. This is a major bug.

If you want to see it and laugh check the ip range 66.113.231.0/255

roodle

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Msg#: 31952 posted 8:34 pm on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

It can be a problem if you move from a UK server to a US one, and can affect your rankings tremendously, especially if you rank higher on the UK google.

What about the inverse case? I've been toying with the idea of changing a .com site on a non-UK (US I think) based server to a UK-based one, basically to catch those who search the UK-only Google. Rankings on Google.com are pretty good at the moment, so I don't want to rock the boat too much, but recognise we're missing out on potential customers.

Leosghost

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Msg#: 31952 posted 10:52 pm on Nov 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

So move a few pages!..who ever said that you had to move the site ..optimise the pages in question for what you want them to ..and if it's a question of incoming links then build links from Uk based in your sector to just these pages ..

RSOW!

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