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Casino related content on otherwise non-casino orientated site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ev4me, Oct 4, 2015.

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  1. ev4me

    ev4me Newbie

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    I have a personal website/domain which is host to all sorts of things; graphics, articles, software, an art gallery, my own music, and much more.


    Thing is, I have created a (commercial) casino-related utility (on the side of the punter rather than against them), and I want to add a sub-page dedicated to the program on my otherwise non-casino orientated site.


    I'm worried that Google may generally rank my entire site/domain lower as a result if they're against casinos generally. Is this a moderate possibility? I also have Adsense, so would that be jeopardized too?


    If I instead registered an entirely new domain, put my casino utility on that, and only linked to that from my existing non-casino site, would that be okay in Google's eyes?


    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google does not typically like gambling content, this is why PBNs don't allow it usually.
     
  3. zoom5

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    I'd say host it on a different domain and IP address and pay attention to the rankings of it for a while before you decide to link your other website to it or not.
     
  4. ev4me

    ev4me Newbie

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    Thanks both.

    zoom5: I'm tempted, but on the other hand, I wouldn't be linking my casino-esque site to any external casino sites as such (perhaps a reputable forum/info site at most, and certainly no link networks or anything), so since it's only one page in my entire site would Google really penalize the rest of my reputable site? Do you have any first or second-hand knowledge of such a situation so I can compare?

    Also, is it allowed considering I have Adsense?
     
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  5. zoom5

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    No first hand experience here. If it is commercial software like you said that means you are still hoping for and planning to direct gambling traffic to that page with hopes of conversion. Your site will become a partially gambling niche website and incur whatever else comes along with that.
     
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