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Can anybody give me any info.
Our Hoster is moving our sites (we have five of them) to a different server. All our sites are pretty well placed for their keywords and are building page rank.
Will this affect their position in the serps or page rank.?
If so is there anything I can do to minimise this.?
New IP addresses mean 2 or 3 days with DNS servers sorting out where your URL now is .. this can mean duplicate content alarms ringing at google and you being penalised. The technology cant deal with that sort of thing all the time, it doesn't happen to all but DOES happen.
If you new servers are in a different country from the old ones then this too can effect your pages. Old .co.wheriwas listings will go after a while and new .co.wheriamnow servers will gain listings. This can take some time to happen though.
What I would recommend is to have a look at your logs and when bots STOP visiting the old site, take that information down.
You may in-fact be lucky and not have any problems at all. i just know I did :) GL