I have a client who wants to switch hosting from yahoo to godaddy and utilize wordpress to run site. Can I move a clients website from yahoo hosting to godaddy hosting without losing google page rankings?

  • I'm pretty sure google page rankings depend on the URL, not on the server where the URL is hosted, and I assume you'll be using the same URL?
    – user3919
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 1:15
  • @barrycarter Network neighborhoods do matter a lot. Chose a low quality host and you will see what I mean. Or if you are on a shared server and a site becomes compromised. The IP address, IP address block, the company, the region/country, all can effect a sites performance.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 1:55
  • In this case, as long as the requirements for your site is there, there should be no difference between Yahoo! and Google and rank will not be effected.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 1:56

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There is a lot of discussion about wether the IP address can affect the page rank or not. For example here: https://pressable.com/blog/2013/02/21/do-you-need-a-dedicated-ip-address-for-seo/ and here https://wpengine.com/blog/the-myth-of-the-dedicated-ip-address-for-seo/

The short answer is yes it can affect your page rank

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