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Concerned about rank drop when I change IP address
virtualreality




msg:4577704
 9:32 am on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

I am adding a huge database on my site. My developer advised me to move my site to an unlimited host. So I am planning to move the site over the same host that I am currently using but on a different plan. Then my dedicated IP will change. I am concerned if this change can cause rank drop in Google. Please advise.

 

tedster




msg:4577727
 1:28 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Years ago a new IP address sometimes (but rarely) caused troubles. I haven't heard of anything like that for years and years.

Here are some step-step instructions from Google's Matt Cutts in 2005. As far as I've ever heard, this approach worked back then and it still works now. Moving To A New Web Host [mattcutts.com]

chalkywhite




msg:4577731
 1:51 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

I did this one month back and have seen no negative effects, not only did I move IPs but also continents ( Europe to US). I have seen no negative effects.

Hoping for positive by targeting the US.

tedster




msg:4577751
 4:37 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

not only did I move IPs but also continents

That's an important point, chalkywhite, and I should modify what I said above to accommodate that situation. When people move thir hosting to a different country, they can lose rankings in their previous country and gain some in the new country.

deadsea




msg:4577754
 5:03 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Many sites in the cloud change IP address on a regular basis. If you host with Amazon and use their load-balancer services, the load-balancer may change IP address without even notifying the site owner. The load-balancer is tied into Amazon's DNS system and their DNS can re-allocate the load-balancer to a new IP address on the fly.

petehall




msg:4577755
 5:07 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Done this so many times over the past 14 years and not once experienced any issues with rank. I say you will be absolutely fine to move. The only thing ever of concern was using an International domain such a a .com with hosting in another country, as this caused an issue with inclusion on Google UK.

Sand




msg:4577792
 8:08 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

I will echo what others have said. I've changed IPs for one reason or another many times and never had an issue.

Edit: Matt Cutts covers the subject in this video [youtube.com...]

inbound




msg:4577806
 8:39 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

I agree that a move, within the same country, should present no problem. We've done it several times and never had an issue.

virtualreality




msg:4577880
 6:11 am on May 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks all.

rowtc2




msg:4577885
 7:00 am on May 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

i have moved to different hosting/IP and had no problems at all

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