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Does Google penalize you for everything on your host?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mentalist, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. mentalist

    mentalist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ..If you happen to have a bunch of splogs/dupe content/made for adsense sites or blogs?


    Will your potential white hat sites that play by all the rules get slapped down as well?

    Guilty by association?
     
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    mentalist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Anyone have an idea?
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    There is a theory, which I personally subscribe to, that states that IP "neighborhoods" do have an impact on SERPs. It's not an insurmountable hurdle, meaning your sites can still perform well, but it is something that should be taken into consideration when you're launching a new site.
     
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    mentalist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It makes sense. I think for now I'll stick to some grey/whitehat sites that don't piss off the big G and see how I do with them. I'm starting out from scratch. Just got a bunch of domains and am waiting for money to clear on to my card so I can snap up my hosting at HG. Then it's on to making some small but informative sites with a few monetization options and growing them naturally through the SERPS (no blatant blackhat traffic methods for now) and then seeing how I do.
     
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    Sounds like a plan. Another thing to take into consideration with IP neighborhoods is that often times in shared hosting situations, you'll be sharing an IP address with hundreds or thousands of other sites, some of which MAY be BH. There is no way for G to discern which sites in a shared hosting situation are owned by whom.

    This is one reason why, in my humble opinion, the quality filter that would penalize a site for being in the same IP neighborhood as BH sites isn't too heavily weighted. Still, your best bet will ALWAYS be to have a dedicated IP for your sites. Some will disagree, but in my experience it helps.