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C Class IPs ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by LVScott, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. LVScott

    LVScott Registered Member

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    Hey, wondering if you knew the answer to this:

    We own a bunch of domains which are tied to one niche and are all exact match key word domains.

    For example (not the domains we own):
    BaseballRules.com
    BaseballBats.com
    BaseballGloves.com
    BaseballBatDesigns.com
    etc....

    Even though we are trying to rank for different terms Baseball Rules, Baseball bats, Baseball Gloves, etc.... should we still set up the domains on different shared hosting companies so the C Class IPs are different? I just don't want Google seeing all the domains are owned by same person (they do not have whois protection) and penalize us because the content on all of them are just spun differently. Not sure if it matters or not but figured one of you would know.

    The last thing I want is to take a short cut now on these domains by not setting up different hosting and have it hurt us long term.
     
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  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    You usually get a penalty like the one you're worried about when bad SEO methods on performed on 2+ sites on the same IP that link to one another.

    On a shared IP, thousands of sites can be on the same IP, so if one site does something stupid all of them would get in trouble. This isn't how it works, so relax. Guilt by association in this manner in regards to IP doesn't happen much.

    There are many ways for Google to suspect multiple sites are yours, such as through conversations you have, your payment method from adsense, searches and adwords data collection. Relax, Google probably already knows, and the thing is, they don't mind all that much.

    I have many hosting packages. I would recommend a whois privacy subscription. Don't get hung up on C Class IP, it's just a range, not a "thing"
     
  3. LVScott

    LVScott Registered Member

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    I guess the reason I am worried is every one of our domains are very similar and all the content is similar, in the example I used above, I had baseball.
    If I put baseball rules on all 10-15 pages but just spin the content, I don't want to to get in trouble for it.
    All the domains get 1,000+ exact match searches per month so I don't want to screw it up and have some of them not rank for their respective key words.
    Any and all help is appreciated.
    Thanks guys
     
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  4. LVScott

    LVScott Registered Member

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    Anyone else have an opinion on this?
     
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    nabeelt Junior Member

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    I think it isn't a safe practice at all. You've been running same kind of domains operating in the very same niche. The content is somehow spun and all those domains are hosted on C Class IPs. Google is smarter than ever now and you gotta be careful following such practices.

    A few years ago, people used to get a free directory script and could create hundreds of free directories in days. Most of those directories got dead after a few days so they weren't much user friendly. Google de-ranked all those websites and even paid directories went down! Most of those were hosted in C Class IPs. The point is if you don't provide anything useful to your readers keeping in mind the ethics/limitations of a search engine, you are gonna get penalized.

    Hope this makes sense.
     
  6. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

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    Google is a registrar, and know who owns each domain anyway, plus they have detailed lists of IP-blocks vs hosts etc, so it's questionable whether using C'Class hosting these days is truly valuable.

    The most important thing is to avoid ANY kind of inter-connection. If they're all going to be AdSense sites, then you 'may' hit a snag if they manually review and find them all 'spun' versions of each other. Using AdSense is, of course, an immediate flag of same-ownership, but many IM'ers run many similar sites successfully under AdSense. It's luck of the draw! Make sure they're all as different as possible, and maybe just use different hosts, rather than a C'Class SEO host - wich are really only cost-effective at large volumes of IP's.

    I still use a lot of C'Classes in network hosting, and I do see benefits, but they're dwindling all the time, and I often wonder if they're actually worthwhile now. I just don't have the time to test/move anything; and my philosophy is if it ain't broke: don't touch it!
     
  7. LVScott

    LVScott Registered Member

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    I think it will just be better to just use different hosts and put all of them on who is protection.
    The sites are all e-commerce sites so no google adsense will be on them.
    The content is valuable and well done but the same 20-25 pages will be on all the sites.
    So the lay out is the sites is similar.

    Does anyone know if using the same Google Analytics account will end up f'n us over?

    If so, anyone have another Analytics software which will provide something close to GA for a reasonable price?