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We have waited 1 week since the switch date hoping to atleast be re-indexed but still.
returns no results.
The question is, what did we do wrong, and even more importantly, how do we fix it? Should we move back to the old server? Would that make a difference? Right now our site isn't even in google period. How long till it will be back again?
I guess my question is, who is correct if any?
How long was your site down for?
Is Google spidering or visiting your site at all?
Are you in the index as URL only, or do you get "Sorry, no information is available for the URL..."?
" I was told from a few SEO experts that our DNS setup was incorrect and maybe that was the problem. Then we were told that google indexes by IP address and so whenever we move we have to rebuild our rankings. "
That is a totally false statement.
I've moved numerous will ranking sites to different hosts without skipping a beat and never losing ranking.
I made sure the Bot was visiting the new IP before I cut off the old one.
If that is what "SEO" experts are telling you, I would question just exactly what they are experts in.
Says last cache: 24 Apr 2005 13:07:46 GMT.
No backlinks shown, no pages listed though.
I have emailed google twice with no reply.
Im new here, Am I able to show the domain to people?
Below are all the bots visitng the site, I dont see google there?
AskJeeves 2482 74.39 MB 08 May 2005 - 18:24
Inktomi Slurp 482 9.29 MB 08 May 2005 - 18:24
WISENutbot 126 465.81 KB 08 May 2005 - 18:22
InternetSeer 28 8.31 KB 08 May 2005 - 18:18
MSNBot 847 17.40 MB 08 May 2005 - 18:02
Walhello appie 5 108.94 KB 08 May 2005 - 17:50
LinkChecker 384 7.52 MB 08 May 2005 - 16:54
Grub.org 26 490.38 KB 08 May 2005 - 16:03
BaiDuSpider 1 0 07 May 2005 - 23:58
Alexa (IA Archiver) 1 21.40 KB 07 May 2005 - 23:48
Scooter 1 21.38 KB 07 May 2005 - 23:4
They explained that, sometimes, they “lost” a site when it changed to a different host.
They added that generally it happened because of a mistake of one of the hosting companies.
Their advice was: be sure you have links from other sites, and Googlebot will find you again. Some time after that (a month, I think) my site reappeared.
Assuming we get reindexed in a month, does that mean we start with PR0 and no rankings once again, after over a year of hard work?
We use shared hosting for a number of customers on the same server, and their PR, results, and everything else is completely variable and due to site design and incoming links. Some are on the first page of Google SERP, and others have no PR.
I know that this doesn't solve your problem, but you can at least rule that out, I think.