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SEOHosting.com vs HostGator? (Same companies but marketed differently?) C-Classes worth it

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by truelux, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. truelux

    truelux Regular Member

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    I spoke with a rep at HostGator and they pitched me SEOHosting.com, which is a HostGator company that provides C-Classes?

    These supposedly help your website get higher rankings?

    Is this BS or would it be worth it?
     
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    Yes, SEOhosting.com is owned by Host Gator.

    As long as you have a unique IP it's all good and SEOHosting doesn't help you to rank higher but it would just help you to have a unique or diversified IP for your websites.
     
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  3. truelux

    truelux Regular Member

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    Is a c-class that much different than a dedicated ip address through HostGator?
     
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    The sole purpose of SEOHosting is to give out different C-class IP's so you can build sites which you can use to backlink to your money site. The reason for having differtent c-class IP's is for Google, Google will see the sites as 'natural' sites. When you just purchase reseller hosting and build 20 sites on 1 IP, Google will notice, and mark these sites as Spammy sites. Since they are on the same IP and all linking to your money site.

    Besides, SEOHosting is much more expensive then regular hosting, due the different c-class IP's you get assigned.
    Hope this post helps ;)
     
  5. truelux

    truelux Regular Member

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    This would be for hosting clients, so I'm guessing it won't matter?

    None of them are "spammy."
     
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    What's your purpose? To setup a reseller account?
     
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    Google "seo hosting". What do you see? Some very cheap c-class hosting; sounds perfect for a blog network right? And that's why so many people have used them for hosting sites submitted to blog networks.

    The problem is that because the other blog networks have been infiltrated, Google can reverse IP check those sites, and see what other domains are on that IP. Many hosts (not just "SEO hosts") whore out IPs to 100+ sites and hosting accounts. This is because, if you didn't know, all IPv4 IP addresses have been allocated. There's no such thing as an IP that has not been allocated before. They are in short supply until IPv6 is widely supported.

    If everyone is using that "SEO hosting" IP for the same reason (cheap hosting for blog networks), and Google does a reverse look up on one bad networked site, all of the sites on that IP can be under scrutiny. SEO hosting does not always mean dedicated IP, in fact, often it doesn't.

    The bottom line is, don't use SEO hosting. Many of them have already been affected by the Google witch hunt, and it's not a long term solution as you can be tarred by the same brush. Colateral damage is not something beneath Google. "Normal" hosts maybe costs an extra $1-2 per month per site, but if a domain costs $10 to register, then you're already saving that extra money by not having the domain deindexed and becoming useless.

    Whole blocks of IPs have been de-indexed in the backslash against blog networks.
     
  8. First Edition

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    Class C ip addresses do not help your search rankings, but it gives you more control to make sure google doesn't link you to other sites that might be exploiting the same niche and de-index your site(s). I have some sites set up on a class c, and others that are not. I generally don't do more than one site per niche on a class c. If you don't need a class c ip, or don't know what it is, don't pay for it.
     
  9. truelux

    truelux Regular Member

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    Yes, I am creating a HostGator Reseller account.

    The guy then pitched SEOHosting.com instead... but I figured the c-classes were just another form of marketing to get some extra money?

    Clients of mine, that have an ecommerce site, are going to have their own dedicated ip and ssl certificate anyway, so the c-class thing didn't make sense to me!
     
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    For the right client, c class hosting is a good thing. For a reseller account... probably not :)
     
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    Derrick H Registered Member

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    If you need SEO hosting services and have a clear purpose for what it can provide then definitely you should use SEO Hosting if you are just trying to resell hosting then you might not need it. I have a lot of customers that I turn away daily because they do not need SEO hosting services.

    Also for the person who said IPV4 addresses are gone isn't entirely correct there are whats called "pre ARIN" addresses and I happen to be sitting quite a few of them.
    :D