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Shared Class C IP address for Private Blog Networks

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by kyaw2x, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. kyaw2x

    kyaw2x Regular Member

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    I am planning to create private blog networks with shared class C IP address because I don't have much budget for dedicated.

    Is using of shared class C IP address can greatly impact the rankings?
     
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    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Don't touch the REP!

    You need to save until you can budget for dedicated IPs as most all SE will see straight through using the same class C block. :yield:

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:



     
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    I don't think shared C class IPs are an issue. They are FINE, you don't have to have dedicated C classes IMO!
     
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  4. d.unit

    d.unit Newbie

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    I run a network of over 400+ blogs. About 320 of my sites are on dedicated IPs and the rest are on shared IPs. I have yet to see much of a difference to be honest. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, so i'm not here to say whos right and whos wrong. I just know my clients and my personal sites are ranking quite well regardless of dedicated or shared.

    I am with 3 different providers for Dedicated IPs
    I have 45+ shared hosting accounts
    I am with 7 different shared seo hosting companies

    Again, this is my opinion.. :)
     
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    There are three main reasons why having a Dedicated IP Address for your Business website is so crucial.

    1) SPAM:Many anti-spam services don't just block email addresses, they block IP addresses too. If just one person you are sharing with happens to be considered spammer (whether they really are or not), they are likely to get that IP address blocked in anti-spam services around the world - this will block you too, and there's nothing you can do about it until the person who did the spamming stops or moves away.
    • A Dedicated IP Address means no one else is sending mail from your IP, so you can't get blocked for someone else's mistakes.
    • You can also setup feature called a ‘reverse DNS name'. This adds an extra level of assurity people you send mail to that you are who you say you are - this helps further reduce the chance your emails to clients will get marked as spam.

    2) ‘Bad Neighbors: Just like a spammer sharing your IP address can get you blocked as spam, it can also get you blocked as being ‘dangerious'. If another website on your shared IP address is infected with malware or viruses, is offering illegal or immoral content, you may find yourself being blocked by Search Engines like Google & Yahoo, and Web Filtering software like NetNanny.
    • A Dedicated IP Address means that the only thing the world sees on your IP is what you put there.

    3) SEO:In addition to eliminating the spam and ‘bad neighbours' risks of a Shared IP Address, while there is sometimes a bit of debate on the issue, a Dedicated IP Address is also said to give website's a ‘SEO Boost' in the formulas used by Search Engines such as Google. This boost is meant to relate to the fact that a Dedicated IP address means that you are serious about being on the web and have taken extra initiative to ensure the world knows you are who you say you are.
    • While there has been significant debate as to if/what direct SEO Boost having a Dedicated IP Address gives, the very fact that it removes the risk of several known penalisers is a significant boost alone.

    While having a Dedicated IP Address is normally an optional thing, there are times when it is specifically required - such as secure eCommerce websites which need a Dedicated IP Address for their Private SSL Certificate to function correctly. It also allows users to access your website via it's IP Address if there is something wrong with your domain name.

    Conclusion?
    If you are running a Business website or eCommerce store, then having a Dedicated IP Address can be an exceedingly important factor to your success. If existing clients can't receive your emails, or new clients can't access your website, then you may find your self in serious hot water. Many of the benefits of a Dedicated IP Address are about stopping bad things from happening rather than specifically making good things happen.

    In the end, a Dedicated IP Address is kind of like a seat belt in a car: It won't stop you running into a tree, but it may just save your life.

    (IMHO)

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:



     
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