Does Changing My Host Hurt my Rankings?

Does Changing My Host Hurt my Rankings?

The Answer Is No.

Changing your host from one carrier to another does not hurt your search engine rankings at all, the only thing that changes is your IP address.migration

However,  if you’re hosting internationally then you may develop some issues. Simply because some places on this worlds don’t have the best reputation with Google.

Google expects your IP to change from time to time. Even being with the same host like I have been in right now, My site has been migrated by my host to different servers due to them doing updates/upgrades and updates.

As long as you there is no mistakes migrating your site to the new host then you’ll have no issues. Migrating your site will absolutely have no impact on your rankings. And if you’re not sure how to do it, most hosts provide a free service to move things for you.

Here’s some things you want to take into consideration of when migrating a site changing hosts:

1.  Before changing hosts make sure you have a complete backup of your site in case anything goes wrong.

2.  Do not change URL’s on pages that you have ranked or pages that have outside links pointing to them. Make sure you keep that URL, because if you do you will break the links and this will cause a 404 page not found error and you don’t want this annoying thing. A few of those will hurt your rankings.

In case you have to change a URL make sure you have a permanent 301 redirect to point the old URL to the new page with similar content.

3.  Make sure all your links are working after you have made the host switch, and this is it. So if feel you have to change hosts you can knowing there will be no impact what so ever on your rankings.

Hope this was of a great help, for further assistance please feel free to write me using the comment box below- visit the home page to learn more on how to master the online world.



Sam Ammouri

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