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Old 03-15-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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If i change my apache port 80 to another port, can this affect google listings?


Hi,

I changed my default apache port 80 to 8089 lastweek, now when i google my company name, i am not listed. Is this caused by the fact that i changed my port to 8089?

Thanks
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:56 AM   #2
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probably - if there is no service listening on port 80
 
Old 03-16-2007, 06:19 AM   #3
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Hi,

I changed my default apache port 80 to 8089 lastweek, now when i google my company name, i am not listed. Is this caused by the fact that i changed my port to 8089?

Thanks
How is google (or any other webclient) supposed to know which port to access your website?
Ports follow a convention
that both client and server are supposed to use. Webservers are then only defined by their ip adress (or apache vhost name in your case).
 
Old 03-16-2007, 08:13 AM   #4
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How is google (or any other webclient) supposed to know which port to access your website?
At least two ways:

(A) Google's web crawler may come across a page that links to yours (something like http://yoursite.tld:8089). Probably that's how they found you first (when at :80), but now that link is obsolete.

(B) You tell them -- see http://www.google.com/intl/en/submit_content.html

That said, I agree with nx5000 that it's better to comply with the standards.
Sometimes there are valid reasons to use an unusual port. Why did you?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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(A) Google's web crawler may come across a page that links to yours (something like http://yoursite.tld:8089). Probably that's how they found you first (when at :80), but now that link is obsolete.

(B) You tell them -- see http://www.google.com/intl/en/submit_content.html
True.

Doomhammer, you have to know that people behind restrictive proxy (like in companies) might not be able to access your website. They are only allowed to connect to 80 and 443 (https).
 
  


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