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Google is ranking IP address instead of the URL :(

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by SEO_WatchDog, Oct 10, 2013.

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    I have seen that a few times here and there that an IP address is ranking - not the URL. Do you know why that happens? and how to solve this issue?
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    webmaster1189 Well-Known Member

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    google ranks the url of landing page. That;s what happens here and there
     
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    SEO_WatchDog Well-Known Member

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    Very contributing and helpful. Thanks!
     
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    makeit easy Active Member

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    I think it's a redirection. It looks like the domain has been redirected to an IP.
    How to resolve? Find and remove the redirection rule.
     
    makeit easy, Oct 13, 2013 IP
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    almyty Greenhorn

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    some redirection must it be, try checking your htaccess
     
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    averyz Well-Known Member

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    I recently had a client with this problem, someone set up his WP site with the ip address as the "site address". I don't know if it was a human error or the hosting had bad settings when an auto install was done ?

    Google treated it as 2 different sites and indexed both the ip address and the url. Other search engines like Bing only indexed the url.

    I guess you could do a 301 redirct on the ip address and it should solve the problem.
     
    averyz, Oct 14, 2013 IP
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    I am seeing ip ranking too. I think it is because domain may be keyword stuffed and google prefer the ip address instead of domain.
     
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    makeit easy Active Member

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    When main domain on a shared hosting has a dedicated IP, sometimes the main domain can be accessible with both IP and URL. If a domain is on a shared IP, it's not possible unless there is a htaccess redirect to an IP.
     
    makeit easy, Oct 14, 2013 IP
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    averyz Well-Known Member

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    You can access the site via ip address on most shared hosting it is the ip address /~ then the file extension.

     
    averyz, Oct 15, 2013 IP
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    phpsolution Active Member

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    Here step,

    Make sure IP is not redirecting some where else. Domain name should ping right server and DNS. Website opening correctly and robotx is setup perfectly.
    • Go go Google Webmaster.
    • Add IP address
    • Verify IP addres,
    • Request to change URL from IP to Domain.
    • Verify that request and within 72 hours , Your URL will be available on google search result.
    I hope it will work.

    Thanks
     
    phpsolution, Oct 15, 2013 IP
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    That's correct. It's another issue for add-on domains in multi domain hosting. All the add-on domains can be accessible as folders of the main domain.
     
    makeit easy, Oct 15, 2013 IP
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    SEO_WatchDog Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know this website runs on a dedicated server... PHPSOLUTION, thanks for the tip.. might work.
     
    SEO_WatchDog, Oct 17, 2013 IP