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- Low Google rank after IP correction
April 20, 2006, 9:58 pm
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Google at the time of creation. A few months later, Goddaddy discovered
that the IP address where they originally had the site hosted was
incorrect??? So they changed it to the new IP address. It was a couple
of days of hassle, but I thought that was the end of it.
Problem is that ever since that time, the site has had an extremely low
ranking on Google, even when I use the company name as the search term.
(before the IP switch, the site was #1 rank when using the company
About 6 weeks ago, I resubmitted the URL to Google, hoping it would
re-inforce the correct IP and move it up in the rankings. (btw, the
site is listed in the Google directory, but just comes up very low in
page rank---does fine on Yahoo, AltaVista etc.) This resubmitting has
had no measureable effect on the ranking.
So what can be done? I thought about creating a new website at a new
domain with identical content--submit that as a new site, then just
have it point to the original site at the domain registrar. Would this
help or hurt? Is there another workaround? My client is understandably
upset about this as he runs a global company.
Re: Low Google rank after IP correction
Google should probe the domain name rather than bouncing straight onto IP
addresses. IP 'hopping', however, is perceived negatively although it
shouldn't. Some people host their own sites, but have dynamic IP's, which
lead to DNS issues. I hope you can see why change of IP is iffy. It's not
justifiable, but SE do this in self-defence (from poor, dodgy content).
Submittal has no effect. Forget it.
Did they contact you before changing IP and possibly relocating your site in
the process from one server to another? They could reverse what they did if
it's not too late.
Hope it helps,
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