On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 09:19:46 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>__/ [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.
Um, I should have mentioned that, I suppose, as it is something you
should be doing if when you move (in general) you'll be taking your
site with you.
Elvis does my SEO