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4:49 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Wonder if you can help, had an issue with speed on my old server which was running on Windows, just changed to a new Linux server, with a new ip, Looks like the DNS has resolved and propagated well and the site is running fast, which is good news and why i change initially

I lost a few of my rankings which recovered within 12 hours, not sure if that was a coincidence

But although only 14 hours since the move, Googlebot, Yahoo and Bing cannot get past the index page and keep visiting index, Google has been there over 1000 times, i have has another bot PSinet visit other pages

is this normal, i have checked Robots to make sure nothing is blocked, but a little concerned now, is this normal behaviour after a server change

Thanks in advance
8:21 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I don't think this is normal. If one crawler can visit all the pages, all the crawlers should be able to do the same providing that you don't block the access of the crawler from robots.txt.

You should ask your host for help on this, maybe they have some server wide settings that are causing this.
8:41 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply

I found the answer, it was not the server but the script for the tracking, we had to modify it to work on the old server and did not rename a few variables and although the bots were moving freely around the site, the tracking software only recognized the home page.

My mistake and sorry for wasting your time. all fixed now

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