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Different IPs and SEO. What's up with that?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rick diculous, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. rick diculous

    rick diculous Registered Member

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    I just read on an other webmaster forum that

    What to think now? I'm paying $20 extra a month for 20 unique IPs for my blog network

    What do you guys think?
     
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    ipopbb Power Member

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    myth... IPs are great for crawling SERPs with anonymous proxies. You don't want to share an IP with illicit websites. Other than that... google is based on full hostnames unless otherwise configured in Webmaster Tools.
     
  3. scb335

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    I gotta go with myth as well, my basic reasoning is that Google knows who owns a domain, so regardless of how many IP's you use, Google can still see if you're cross-linking all of your own sites or not (if they want to).

    I added "if they want to" because I have never seen any hard evidence proving that cross-linking sites on different IP's was more effective than cross-linking sites on the same IP, and to the contrary the very fact that same-site internal links carry weight would seem to suggest it's a myth. Aren't a site's internal links all on the same IP?

    The only caveat to that based on my own testing and experience is that if the only links your sites have are from one another, then you will see them begin to be devalued. If you have a 20 site network and the only links all 20 sites have are from each other, that's going to get caught...regardless of whether they're all on the same IP or 20 different IP's. But, add some basic link building to each of them with social bookmarks, blog/forum commenting, articles and etc., and you probably won't have any problems; even if they're all on 1 IP.
     
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  4. rick diculous

    rick diculous Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info