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Moving Ip Address
Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:30 PM
Found out I was sharing an IP address with a bunch of other sites. So I decided to change IP address. Do I need to put up a 301 permanently moved message?
Posted 12 February 2004 - 08:21 AM
You shouldn't need a 301 from what you describe.
As long as the domain name remained the same, and as long as the local DNS was updated properly to point everything to the new IP number, you should be fine.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:16 AM
It may be a good idea to keep a copy of the site on the old IP address until the new IP address propagates though all the DNS servers. That can take up to 72 hours. Just watch for the traffic to drop down to nothing on the old site.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:22 AM
So let's say you have a page with 10 links, I think google resolves the DNS for each of those links at the time it finds them.
On it's return crawl of the site, it will use the previous IP address it found for those links.
So it makes sense to keep the other site up for a couple weeks before taking it down.
I recently moved a large site and saw that the googlebot visited the old site for some time before changing totally to the new site.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 11:53 AM
Top Dog and zestor's advice is good to keep the site hosted in both places, usually for about a week IMO before taking down the old one. Changing IP addresses won't hurt you. SEs look at the domain name, even if you are sharing an IP address with someone else.
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