Does domain transfering effects search engine optimization?

taimurahmed's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2008
Newbie Member
is it true if i change my hosting server, it will damage my rank on search engines?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Its absolutely a myth. Your domain name ranks and not the ip on which it is hosted.
Lil Mike's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2008
when I switched my site, it went down in rank for like 2 days, then after Google spidered it, it was right back to where it was.
Hsekhar's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2009
Go4Expert Member
As far as I know, Nothing of that kind will effect on your SERPs. But if your site is targeting a local version SERPs of Google (say and your old hosting was based in the UK and the new hosting server is located in some other country (other than UK), most probably it would affect your Local Google SERPs.