I see some host providers offer cheap server but only support ipv6. I want to rent it, but I am still considering the SEO impact.

Can google and other search engine crawl and index it? If yes, will it have same qualification rank as ipv4?

  • Only 30% of your users would be able to get to your site because that's how many Google reports is being able to support IPv6. Forget about SEO, you're throwing away 70% of your traffic if you go that route. google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 1:39

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SEORoundTable.com quotes John Mueller of Google in 2017 as saying,

Google can handle sites on IPv6 & HTTP/2 all just fine with Google web search

, however he goes on to say you should still support IP4 and HTTP/1x. If you're not sure if you can use IP6 only, test with Google's Fetch or URL inspection.

They go on to quote Mueller as saying

If Googlebot can access it normally, and you're seeing a change in ranking, it's possible that the infrastructure change isn't related to the ranking change.

Unfortunately, they point to a server than has been redirected and appears to have lost John's original post so I can't point you to his original statement.

  • Is there any official source for this that can be verified? And how can we verify that Search console and GoogleBot works over IPv6 without disabling IPv4?
    – NiKiZe
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 6:56

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