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Is there anything I should put in the robots.txt or .htaccess on my old site so google will automatically look for the new ip address or new site if they hit the old hosting company?
Thanks for any help!
If your domain name hasn't changed, then the DNS will do all the work and all the proxies and IPs should point to the new location within that 72 hour period of time. Then you can take down the old site. But as SuzziJ said, it's really not a big issue with Google or any other SE to my knowledge.
Paying an extra month of hosting is worth the piece of mind :)