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Ranking #1 but need to move host!

What to do?



11:26 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We have a site that is currently listed as #1 on Google for very competitive keywords and has been on top for almost 8 years.

After doing some FTP to the host account I noticed a Trojan inside one of our directory folders.

Now we need to consider moving onto a dedicated server with a different host as this site is our bread & butter. Currently the site is on a shared server with 8,000 other sites.

My question is will there be a big risk to our rankings if we move server & IP? Are there specific steps I should take to help keep our rankings safe?


4:16 am on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

A move to a new host, with a new IP address but the same domain name, should not endanger your rankings at all. If you want to feel extra comfortable, follow Matt Cutts instructions here:

Moving to a New Web Host [mattcutts.com]


9:27 am on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Thank you very much Tedster, I really appreciate the link.

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