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GoogleBot still crawling old IP address after a week



1:34 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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So it's been a week since I pointed my website host/domain to a new server/IP address.

Been checking my HTTP logs and the only traffic I'm still getting to the old server is from a Googlebot from one particular IP address (confirmed IP address is from Google).

How can I tell this GoogleBot that it's crawling the wrong server so I can finally shut it down?


2:10 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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By shutting it down. Had a similar problem when Google News first started, its bot kept hitting the old IP and only shutting the server down forced a 'refresh'.


5:19 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Is Google visiting the old server by requesting the IP address instead of the domain name?

You might find your site listed as a duplicate using the IP address in that case. Set up a redirect from old IP address to new domain name to fix it.

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