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Anyone else experienced Google rankings drop when moving to Digital Ocean ?

Posted February 7, 2020 449 views
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When I moved my website to Digital Ocean, I see big drops in Google rankings, has anyone else experienced this ?

I am thinking as Digital Ocean is flexible with the IPs, they might be misued by some clients, and get banned on some services, I am thinking that might be used by Google rankings.

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Maybe you are right.Correctly moving sites won’t cause this,or the DigitalOcean’s droplets is slower to react than your origin servers,so Google lowered your rank.

  • The previous actual server was not faster; It should be much faster with Digital Ocean, I split a domain on 4 digital ocean droplets across the globe, they are all configured the same, passing all tests, ssl, DNS, etc.
    Domain latency is max around 50ms to any location on globe.

    The only thing I can think of now, is digital ocean IPs being flagged by Google and they send less traffic.

Hello, @adrianTNT

You can ask/request Google to re-crawl your site once moved to DigitalOcean as well. You can find more information here:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6065812?hl=en

This is usually done when you see deleted content when searching your site or you can’t see your newly added content as well, but it’s proven to help in cases where you see that your SEO score is dropping down as well.

Hope this helps!

Regards,
Alex

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