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We just launched our New site with lots of changes in design and content. After getting into my Cpanle i came to know that my website developing company have done this to my site.

The old site is running live on this IP (68.178.212.104)

while

the new one is on www.acethehimalaya.com

and it seems the old site is assigned to dedicated server

while

the new one is just using the domain name pointed to some other IP.

Both the site have similar content so is there any issues regarding the SEO ? It seems the files of my new site is somehere else. I m not able to contact my web developers so can i get some suggestion. what i need to do exactly ?

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You don't have to do anything about this.

The primary identification of the site is the domain name, and that's an alias for the hosts IP address (among other things). When you change hosts, you change the IP the domain points to (if you're not transferring the domain).

So if the search engines don't get a link pointing to the old IP in it, there won't be any duplicate content.

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  • Thanks a lot! is it good to use the same IP for the old domain ? or is it ok with the change of IP ? Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 10:02
  • To my knowledge It matters in a fraction for local country SEO, local results get a slight advantage than international results. And the location is defined by the IP address. If you move hosts, you change the IP the domain points to.
    – Meki
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 11:35
  • What if site:68.178.212.104 is showing results in the SERPs?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 11:49
  • @w3d: It means that there's a link on the internet to that IP which google has indexed.
    – Meki
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 12:27
  • Doesn't it also mean that you do need to do something about this?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 15:07

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