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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

What happens to my Google rankings when my site goes down for a short or long period of time?
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My colleague can't visit our website through her provider after long downtime

We did a frontpage update some days ago that caused the site to crash. The site was down for several hours. After troubleshooting, we concluded that we needed to cache more content. It had been run ...
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Site down for some users and I can't find the issue

Hoping to get some advice, I'm getting feedback from users in seveal regions around the world (Asia, Africa) that a site I run is down for them. When I check myself it's fine, checking the server all ...
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CloudFlare DNS: Downtime failover host

My company uses CloudFlare for its DNS, but as our site is HTTPS-secured and we're on the free plan, we can't utilize CloudFlare's CDN services. Our host has fairly rare but not insignificant ...
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How should I evaluate how long a website can be down for regularly scheduled maintenance?

I'm working on a system that is going to need some regularly scheduled maintenance for: upgrades and releases regular data migration and database maintenance How should I determine how long these ...
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What to look for in a free hosting plan? [duplicate]

I have a test website that's hosted on a free plan by Zymic. At the moment I'm typing, it and my site is down. I don't want to let my clients down in the future. It's been down for over 2 days. I ...
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Restoring a site (SEO) after 6 months of downtime [duplicate]

I have a site that used to average 200 - 490 unique visitors per day (with about 80% of this coming from organic SEO) in December 2011. I turned it back on in the last week or so, and, (as you would ...
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What are reasons some people can't access a website while most others can?

I have a .NET MVC 3 Website hosted on a Server 2008 r2 VPS. The site only uses SSL 3.0 connections, so if you connect using HTTP it will bump you up to HTTPS. The site is for a small company, just for ...
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302 & 503 for temporary site down page: what to use for 'retry-after'?

If I want to temporary take down a website but the timeframe could be from 1 day to 1-2 weeks, I know that a 302 redirect (to a down.html page for instance) is best in order to preserve the existing ...
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Updating a web app without any downtime

It's a PHP app. How can I minimize the downtime while updating the entire codebase?
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Recommended Site Redundancy Options

I am developing a site for a client who is emphasizing "no downtime allowed". Now even cloud hosting doesn't provide a 100% up-time promise, so I've been thinking about mirrored hosting, where if ...
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My site is down everyday for about 15 minutes, how does this affect SEO?

Will this affect the site's ranking with Google and if so, how?
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Monitor Godaddy Shared Hosting Server Downtime

Can I monitor how long my server remains down on Godaddy shared hosting service? I have noticed myself once that for several minutes it was down, then back again. It will be helpful if I could see ...
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server downtime solution?

I am managing a few sensitive websites, that need to be up and running 24/7 how ever I worked with many VPS and dedicated server providers over the time. The problem is that downtime is inevitable, at ...
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Alternative to Pingdom website monitoring service

I need a website monitoring service to make sure my app is not only up but also responsive. Pingdom is great, but just so expensive. Is there anything like it but more affordable? UPDATE: I'd like ...
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Multiple servers - crash safe

I have 2 servers on different networks. Both of them host different website (one is CentOS powered another one is using Mint). How do I assure maximum uptime? In case one server is overloaded how to ...
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Recommended online monitoring services with similar bare-bone scripting feature than Alertra? [closed]

I'm looking for an online service which would allow me to regularly trigger a sequence of GETs and POSTs against a https website in order to mimic a simple web site navigation. The service should also ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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Gracefully handling a site update

I'm in the process of changing things on one of my sites. As I don't really have a staging environment I'm planning to take the site offline for about a couple of hours. How do I handle this ...
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What is the tolerable Website Downtime and it's Impact on SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Effect on Google rankings if my site is down? I'm using hostgator shared hosting for some of my sites and uptime reported by mo.ni.tor.us is in between 97% to 94%. Is it ...
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How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)

I just transferred a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap.com. There was a period of downtime until I configured the proper settings at NameCheap. During this downtime browsers returned a 408 Request ...
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How can I update my site without forcing users to wait?

Downtime is inconvenient for users and currently they have to wait any time a site's engine is being upgraded. Additionally, when using off-the-shelf scripts there's a risk that a setting change won't ...