Msg#: 33430 posted 12:00 am on Mar 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
Will this be staying on same server? Will content change? You'll also update ownership, right? I'd say - too many factors. Who knows what will happen, and I don't think anyone can guarantee you that nothing will happen. I heard of loosing ranking just from changing servers (hosting that is).
Msg#: 33430 posted 3:43 am on Mar 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
The host server would change, and so would the whois information obviously. But the existing content on the site would remain. The only difference is that more content would be progressively added over time to what is currently a decently ranking, though stagnant, site.
Msg#: 33430 posted 5:25 pm on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
moved several domains over the past 3 years and we had no adverse effects but there is a protocol and it must be followed by the book.
If you purchase a site, change the Whois data then do no major changes for one and best two major updates. If the old owners added lots of fresh content then your gonna have to keep this up to a degree. If it was a site that was never updated and new content rarely added leave well alone. Continue to add the odd link once in a while for good measure but this would not be the best time to being adding 100ís off links at a time (not that there is a good time to hoard!)
If all is good after updates settle then change the server. If you change the sites content all at once then no matter what you are up to the site will be sandboxed. If you plan to build a new site make the old site accessible to spiders and possible not users. If you swap one site for another on the same domain....sandbox.
IMO doing this to beat the sandbox does work but itís a fine line and in some cases it can take just as long.
Best thing is to either start new domain or purchase a site which is very similar in content to the one you wish to develop.