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How to switch hosts for Google


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: October 22, 2003 12:40 PM 

Importance: Medium

GoogleGuy's advice about moving hosts and staying indexed by Google.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

I moved host 5 months ago.
For fear of googlebot missing the move, I was sweating it out.
Googlebot found it within a day

We try to make it seamless and fast for people moving hosts. Glad it's worked well for folks. My rule of thumb is to bring both sites up on the two different IP addresses and then switch the DNS to the new IP address. After you see Googlebot visit the new IP address, you can probably take down the old site. Doesn't hurt to leave the old site up a bit longer, but you shouldn't need to worry about it.

Michael Heraghty

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PostPosted: October 25, 2003 10:09 AM 

Erp ... typical! I see this post 48 hours *after* I move servers.

My site was down for a day or so. Think I got away with it though...

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