I'm looking for some advice on the best methods to turn one successful WH ecommerce business (Feb 2008 turnover ~£18,000) into a network of sites. It would ideally keep Site A completely seperate from the network of sites though they would be run on the same server.  Our Plesk license allows the use of upto 50 domains so the other 49 sites would ideally be replicas of Site A, possibly even connecting to the same database so all customers/orders/product management etc can be managed through one Admin panel.  Sites within the network would all be able to accept orders for the line we sell, though there purpose would also be to monetize through sources incl Adwords, cookie stuffing etc.   Is this possible or will the SE's instantly recognise 49 (content-)identical sites being hosted on one server?  Would the SE's pick up on all sites connecting to the one DB?  Adwords and cookie stuffing are the only methods I know of that could make a sizeable return. They are also the only two methods I currently know how to implement. Would stuffing on this scale raise flags? What are the alternatives? We intend to outsource the programming of this network. That would involve encrypting, rotating, hiding any sign of cookie stuffing. All sites should be hooked into some form of link farm so that they can each benefit from the other and climb the SE's. Site A currently ranks in top 5 for its chosen keyword (of about 100,000,000+). A number of peoples livelihoods depend on the income from Site A which is why it must be kept seperate. Finally, how would an approach be made for freelancing this work out? It would require an incredible amount of trust on the side of both parties. Would a reputable BH consider undertaking this kind of work, and would that usually be for a fixed price, monthly wage or percentage of all turnover? Many thanks, and apologies for all of the questions.