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Can hosting impact SEO

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by trigshady, Aug 19, 2019.

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    I know that page speed can be directly impacted by the hosting I choose. And speed has an impact on how my site is ranked. But can good or bad host impact how the site is ranked on Google in any other ways?
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    trigshady, Aug 19, 2019 IP
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  2. jerryrussell

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    I don't think so. Google doesn't judge your site based on which host you choose but as you said the speed matters. Better host means better speed which will definitely help in ranking.
     
    jerryrussell, Aug 20, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    There used to be a thing about other sites on the same IP creating a "neighbourhood" - if they all linked together then those links were discounted. If one was a problem in Google's eyes that could impact the other sites. Given that if you're on shared hosting you have no control over those other sites it created a few problems. I'd like to think Google have moved past that but you'd do well to do your own research.
     
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    Yes hosting has a huge impact on the ranking of our website. Websites that operate smooth and swift are more likely to grab better Google search rankings and this is only possible when a website is hosted on a best hosting server.
     
    Robert David, Aug 20, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    The OP acknowledged that in the first post and was looking for any other ways that hosting might impact on SEO.
     
    sarahk, Aug 20, 2019 IP
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    Can anyone recommend a good host. I have a website with Go daddy, and it's slow and often down.
     
    Zone06, Aug 22, 2019 IP
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    Mueller recently stated IP has no impact on ranking. And unless your site is horrendously slow, Page Speed does not make a noticeable difference in ranking.
     
    Oso Optimized, Aug 22, 2019 IP
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    Page speed is one of the ranking factors determine by search engines. However, It won't impact your overall SEO. Just make sure you are on a good hosting provider that delivers good page loading speed and excellent network up-time.
     
    iwebsocial, Aug 22, 2019 IP
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    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    Page speed doesn't matter. If it loads in a general speed and doesn't show any timeout's then its okay.
     
    mrb1129, Aug 23, 2019 IP
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    I heard even site located on the same host can influence. Plus it is important how long you website is unavailable due to host issues.
     
    MadNomad, Aug 23, 2019 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    Interesting. I've been with Godaddy for 15 years and have been generally pleased with their performance. "Often down"? I have not experienced that at all. "Slow"? Like me, you're probably on shared hosting, the most affordable option. But that said, I have no complaints about the download speed of my Godaddy-hosted pages. They load in about 1/2 to 2/3 of a second. Perhaps your pages need some speed optimization?
     
    Jim4767, Aug 23, 2019 IP
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    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    You know what I have noticed this too. People talk very low about Godaddy. Often they forget to mention that how cheap and easy to step up godaddy is. From what I see godaddy is one of the best hosting for people who don't have much technical expertise and/or knowledge about sites, in much reasonable price.
     
    mrb1129, Aug 23, 2019 IP
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    In my suggestion yes it can because hosting not only decrease your page load speed but also can't manage more traffic. If you can't get the traffic so it will a big lose for you.
     
    Stuart Broad, Aug 23, 2019 IP
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    Yep! Site load time does affect ranking like you said. So a bad host would obviously not be good.

    You should optimise your site as much as possible to create the fastest load times possible which also includes choosing a good host.
     
    Sphor, Aug 24, 2019 IP
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    the hosting service you choose has a negligible impact on your SEO. The exception is where you have frequent timeouts, downtimes and our pages load much slower than average.
     
    wanessmark, Aug 25, 2019 IP
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    Accurate.
     
    Oso Optimized, Aug 25, 2019 IP
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    Yes, hosting has a great impact on seo. Beacuse it depends on your page loading speed and page loading speed is the main factors of seo to rank up the website
     
    ellenwilson718, Aug 27, 2019 IP
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    A completely false statement.
     
    Oso Optimized, Aug 28, 2019 IP
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    You are right: page loading speed is not a "main" factor in ranking. It's a small one. But pageload speed is a significant factor in your visitors' satisfaction with your webpages. If they load slowly, you'll get lots of abandoned pages.
     
    Jim4767, Aug 29, 2019 IP
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    Yes, hosting help to boost local ranking in search engine.
     
    aamaralynch, Aug 30, 2019 IP