__/ [Terry] on Tuesday 18 October 2005 03:35 \__
> Does search engine ranking have anything to do with which company hosts
> the site?
Fallacy. If you are on a shared server that involves many poker,
pills and sex sites, you are likely to be panelised based on some
recently-filed patents, which may or may not imply something.
This, in fact, is the reason why there are hosts that are desig-
nated for sites with 'filthy' content.
> Say if I have a site hosted by Yahoo and it ranks pretty high at Yahoo
> for targeted keywords. Then, if I switch the site's host to a different
> reputable host, will that change the rankings in any way at Yahoo?
It could. If both places contain the same information, be sure to
re-direct from the old to the new (in various places), thus in-
forming the crawlers that there is a migration -- neither a mir-
ror nor content scraping.
> Thanks in advance for your insights!
Hope this answers your question,
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