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Big G gets pissed at one of your sites, what about the others on the same IP

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dfman, May 12, 2009.

  1. dfman

    dfman Newbie

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    Guys,

    Lets say I am hosting 5 of my sites in one IP address, then google sandboxes or banns one of them. Is there any impact on the other five sites on the same IP ?

    Is it different if you have a dedicated servers vs if you are using a shared server ?
     
  2. coolness

    coolness Junior Member

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    Yes, there is a reason people get dedicated servers, buy domains under different ID's etc. If you experienced this let us know the exact effect.

    In my experience sandbox/trust depends mostly on age/others factors of domain name. It's likely a ban would cover everything on the IP.
     
  3. JerkJr

    JerkJr Newbie

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    Umm... no... Google bans your URL not the IP it is hosted on. If that was the case you could close down quite a few peoples websites if shared hosting is used.
     
  4. Georgie

    Georgie Newbie

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    As JerkJr said, Google punishes domains, not IP addresses.

    Google reps have repeatedly stated this, precisely because people use shared hosting.

    However - - if someone on your IP address does something really naughty, like they are serving trojans and such, everyone on the same IP can be temporarily painted with the same "dangerous site" brush, until the algorithm digs more deeply and sorts out the good guys from the bad guys. Supposedly, temporary can be several days. So - it is still better, even with shared hosting, to get your own IP addy so that you avoid those sorts of problems.

    While you didn't ask, if someone sharing your IP SPAMS, then all the antispam services/blacklists and such will ban the IP. In which case - your site will also be blacklisted. That isn't Google doing that - it is the private anti-spam services. Again, a dedicated IP address avoids that, assuming you are trying to send email from a shared hosting account (which is painful and insane anyway...).

    Best Regards, Georgie :)
     
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  5. dfman

    dfman Newbie

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    thanks guys. I have a throwaway site and a site I am developing for the long run on the same server in a share hosting environment.

    Based on this, I guess I have free hands in how to promote the throwaway without harming the other site.

    So no guilt by IP association :)
     
  6. coolness

    coolness Junior Member

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    Ok, I stand somewhat corrected. Good to know.
     
  7. apeofgod

    apeofgod Newbie

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    I was with the same doubt, thank you for the info.