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Will hosting multiple sites on the same IP cause google issues? (Shared hosting)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turbopugsleylx, May 2, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys I have heard this but do not know much about it...let say you have 20 blogs or so on shared hosting (which I assume has the same Ip address?)...will this affect your rankings in google or anything pertaining to Google?

    Any thoughts?

    Turbo
     
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    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    I have heard yes and I have heard no. I always host my sites between several shared hosting companies just to make sure. I also make sure that they are registered privately so that I can own several sites in the same niche and link them together.
     
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    as long as the blogs do not interlink together...it shouldn't be a problem.

    think of this, if a shared server on Hostgator had 2000 wordpress blogs by different pple, do you think google will penalize them? Make no sense right.
     
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    Basically what is said above. As long as you aren't creating a link farm it doesn't matter. I highly doubt that Google would penalize you even for interlinking, they would probably just not give your links as much weight in ranking.

    I interlinked a bunch of sites a long time ago before I found out that it's mostly a waste of time. No penalties and not really any change in SERPS.
     
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    Mointernet is spot on.

    But there's a but - with important sites it's always good to make sure which other sites are you sharing the IP with and that there's no dodgy ones. I haven't used shared hosting for a long time but remember a time I discovered a tonload of porn and torrent sites sharing the IP with my legit whitehat site, effectively placing the IP into several blocklists as giving me ranking trouble. If this does happen then most likely a simple email to your hosting provider with a request to be moved to a different server will do.
     
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    Heres the Dilemma....I have a blog site with articles of mine and I have my presell pages on the same server...IE I would have to link the articles in my blog to my presell....would this be bad?
     
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    if it is not a linkfarm setup but just a couple of sites, it should be ok. Just set your outward links to nofollow, your blog SEO effort will not be affected. Only your presell pages will not have the linkjuice from your blog which doesn't matter.
     
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    I actually just posted this on another thread. Ironically enough, it is exactly what my answer on this thread would have been:

     
  9. turbopugsleylx

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    I have one blog publishing articles that would be throwing links to 20 prsell pages all hosted on a shared IP...would this be an issue?
     
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    interesting theory. I suppose using multiple shared hosting would work...problem is you cant check the uptime/speeds if its all on diff hosts
     
  11. AlbumFiend

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    It won't hurt your sites but it also won't help them either. Google can tell if sites on the same IP are interlinked and you won't get the back-link benefits.
     
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    It all depends on your purpose with the project

    If you're doing that with the purpose of trying to increase the "SEO juice" to those sites, I would say yes

    If you're doing it to SEO the blog publishing the articles throwing the links, I would say maybe

    I personally think that google would would likely see it as a kind of link farm and put "less value" on the links.

    I would agree with this, however (please correct me if I'm wrong) with Hostgator on a shared server (one of the basic hosting types) aren't multiple accounts technically setup as subdomains / in subfolders of your primary account (the one you joined with) through cpanel?

    If this is the case, then there may be a way for google to notice this and which are on the same account (would love to hear more if anyone has experience with managing a shared account vs vps or whm)