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Site went offline - when is SE traffic back?

     
7:38 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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My two biggest websites went offline on the 31st and it took me an unexpected 6 days to get them running again. Now they are back, but with a different hosting company in a different country.

The problem: SE traffic has dropped by some 60 percent. Have you made similar experiences? If so, how long does it take until the SEs build up trust again? Both sites are about 5 years old.
7:58 am on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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As with most things, time is the factor. In the above, I'd not worry over much. Give it three to six weeks... Bing and Yahoo are most aggressive in "hunt" with G right behind. And that's not a bad time line considering a change in hosting... and could be shorter if the DNS is separate.
3:00 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Changing hosting to a different country could have a significant long-term effect. Even after the rankings return and are stabilized, they could be quite different from what they were before.
2:57 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys. A short update: Traffic is picking up again; the main key-words and phrases rank well again, but I am still behind my expected "normal" traffic. I am relieved to see strong signs of recovery, though. And bot activity is mad right now.
2:37 pm on Jan 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yet another update: Now both sites seem to be back to normal, a relief for me and hopefully a lasting state.
8:24 pm on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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For those who were interested: After going up to normal levels, the traffic stayed there. Lucky me.
9:34 pm on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Just had a major outage due to a screwed up line upgrade. The SE traffic seems to have come back online almost immediately but Google Webmaster Tools is still giving a borked DNS not found error but I don't think that WMT operates in realtime anyway. Microsoft/Bing, Yahoo and Yandex reappeared as if nothing had happened.

Regards...jmcc