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Can google sandbox your site based on the theme?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smolodoys, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    I keep all of my sites on separate hostings accounts, and I do get custom made wordpress themes for me, so the question is if I use the same theme on few of my sites can google somehow see that and ban them? Or it has nothing to do with that? In the past I had all of my sites sandboxed all at ones, it was probably due to the one hosting that they all shared.. please share your opinions, thanks.
     
  2. akazzz

    akazzz Regular Member

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    I would like to know the answer to this as well. I keep hearing people say don't use the same theme for all your websites. That will leave a footprint and if one gets penalized, the rest will too. I seriously don't get it. If I don't interlink them together, why would Google penalized me for having the same theme for all my websites?

    Shared hosting is another one I don't clearly understand too. Unless, I'm building a blog network then I should have my websites under different hosting accounts. However if I'm just building regular niche sites and not interlinking them, hosting all my sites under 1 host is ok. Correct me if I'm wrong here.
     
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    ninjacrx Regular Member

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    I don't know about sandbox but.. In my personal experience I had a lot of sites deindexed because of CTR theme. I'm sure that's the themes fault because google hates it and it's pretty easy for them to filter these kind of sites.
     
  4. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Tough call. I personally wouldn't leave such a big footprint as to use the same theme on all my sites. Mix it up.
     
  5. ViperVin

    ViperVin Regular Member

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    Yup, had the same issue. Adsense/CTR/affiliate type themes never seem to rank well anymore.