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Does hosting matter for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ChampGuy, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. ChampGuy

    ChampGuy Junior Member

    Aug 8, 2009
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    Does what webhost you use affect how well your site ranks in search engines? For example, would a site that is on free hosting rank just as well as if the exact same site was on paid hosting?
  2. Italian Hawk

    Italian Hawk Power Member

    Apr 21, 2009
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    Yes, if your sites are hosted on unique ip addresses you can interlink them and it will benefit your sites. If your sites are all hosted on the same ip, apparently, it won't be much if any help to link them to eachother.

    I know for a fact free hosting isn't going to give your sites a unique ip address, just 1 ip so you'll be hurt there but not too much if you're not wanting to link your sites to help newer sites in the future.
  3. hellbust

    hellbust Registered Member

    Feb 10, 2009
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    Nowadays is modern to talk that everything is important for SEO including the web hosting. Of course the unique I.P. provide his role, of course hosting speed provide his role - if it's slow not even the bot will "give up" to wait and search, but also your visitors will loose their patience.
    Check with this tool what time takes to your site to respond from pinging from different points of the world and compare the result with the same site on paid hosting.

  4. lesaurus

    lesaurus Junior Member

    Dec 31, 2008
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    I would say the location of hosting is important as well. For instance host in the uk if you want to do well in google.co.uk
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  5. mollah

    mollah Power Member

    Feb 11, 2009
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    Not really. I have sites that rank #1 on Google for their keywords and they're on shared hosting.

    And for some keywords, the #1 spot is a user.blogspot.com or whatever free site.

    So I'd say maybe in the short term, it might matter, but for long term, no. If a site has a billion backlinks Google won't care if it's a .info site on shared hosting or YOU.wordpress.com or www.yourdomain.com on your own personal IP that you run out of your basement.