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does seo depends on website hosting / IP also ?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Sudhir Soni, Jan 13, 2014.

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    does seo, to bring the site on top results and rankings, also depends where it is hosted and also what other with the same niche sites hosted on the same ip ?

    awaiting for valuable opinions, thanks
    Sudhir Soni, Jan 13, 2014 IP
  2. John Dave

    John Dave Active Member

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    #2
    No, if it happens it may be discrimination. Loading time of the site may be slow but .... website hosting might be a different thing !! or .... :(:(:(
    John Dave, Jan 13, 2014 IP
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    Hi Sudhir,
    I agree with John here. It should NOT be based on your website hosting.
    However, you can have a localized SEO strategy, focused on certain locations/language to reach your target audience (for example, you would not promote an European job site to an Asian market unless it's a specific requirement, but rather focus on promoting it towards European users).
    Ade Vitan, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    Giamatti Active Member

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    Loading speed is one of the many factors thats used to calculate your SERP.
    but if you mean location of your server, then no.

    and for the same niche sites on the same IP, i wouldnt do it. google might see them is a linking structure and penalize for that
    Giamatti, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    webdev007 Active Member

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    The kind of IP (sharing or dedicated) and the loading spped may have some effect on SERPs but the location of servers should not be. A sharing IP may adversely affect the rankings if there are some bad neighborhood (like other penelized sites on same IP).
    webdev007, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    Only Loading Time and spammed shared ip can cause ranking issue. It's better to buy dedicated IP's.
    blogdum, Jan 14, 2014 IP
  7. Gregory Elfrink

    Gregory Elfrink Greenhorn

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    The two factors with hosting is: speed and looking organic.

    If your hosting is really slow and causes slow load times on your website, then yes it will hurt your SEO somewhat.

    The other thing is many SEOs they will buy high PR websites to build their relevant links to their websites. In this case, it is much better to have multiple hosting accounts for your PR websites that are pointing back to your money site. If they were all on the same hosting, Google will frown on it because they will be able to see it is coming from the same server.

    SEO Hosting gets around this, but a test a couple friends of mine did showed it is actually more effective to setup the sites on multiple different hostings.
    Gregory Elfrink, Jan 16, 2014 IP
  8. Lexy

    Lexy Active Member

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    Search engines can look at your IP address only if they have problems with determining what the language of your website is. The problem with using the same IP address by lots of websites is if they are spammy and Google decides to ban all of them. It sometimes happens with free hostings and I remember such a situation that happened a year ago.
    Lexy, Jan 17, 2014 IP
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    multiplecloud-zid Member

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    Yes, it does. Server location is factor for local seo optimization.
    multiplecloud-zid, Feb 15, 2014 IP
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    patco Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? I thought it's not so important when talking about your SERP... Otherwise big blogs and websites would have NO ranking at all... ;)
    patco, Feb 15, 2014 IP
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    Spider Bot Peon

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    It is a factor, but just a small one, plus server location does affect loading time anyway
    Spider Bot, Feb 15, 2014 IP
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    I am not too sure, but when you think about it. It would make some sense to have websites located on american servers to rank higher on google.com
    ash1ey82, Feb 16, 2014 IP
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    I have a UK site hosted in Denmark on a shared host. There are no problems with SEO or local listings. Search engines will all be aware of shared hosting and are not going to blacklist a load of good sites because of one bad apple. I would usually avoid free hosts just because they are so slow and often have high downtime.
    uand.eye, Feb 17, 2014 IP
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    makeit easy Active Member

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    Server location and speed are powerful factors. Server location affects site speed. But probably more importantly it also points out a location. Server location is even more powerful than geo-domain extensions. However if your content is about global/universal things (ie, science,tech,etc.) , then server location is not a factor. But if you have a local business (ie, car dealer, real estate agent, doctor, etc.) always try to rent the nearest server to your business.

    IP is also a factor but only for spam. If you don't spam don't worry about IP.
    makeit easy, Feb 17, 2014 IP
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    How do we know?
    Perhaps google might flag certain servers IP's as "spammy" and you will find yourself getting penalized easily without doing anything wrong.
    gorrior, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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    Google is the top search engine because it allows people to find the best sites. If your site is good quality then by penalising it Google would be harming themselves.
    uand.eye, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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    Yes. It should. Especially if you are targeting a local audience (Not the global).
    Having web hosting server in the same geographical location where visitors resides, will make the quicker page loading. Because the greater distance between the web servers and the site visitors often results in more nodes for data to pass through and eventually more time.
    e.g.
    If you are having website for local audience like,
    www[.]mylocalshop.fr it is advisable to have web hosting server within France.

    It will help search engines to make sure that your audience is targeted to France so will give higher ranking in search results for given keyword.

    The same thing is confirmed by Matt Cutts himself. Check below video
    NadaBolt, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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    They don't flag servers. They flag "patterns" of spams. It's like your fingerprints. If you spam, you bring your own signs and they follow those signs. Because you can't know and apply all the spam methods. You can use a few same spam methods that will be different from the other spammers on the same server.
    If you spam on the same server, they will easily catch you. If you do it on different servers, it will a bit hard for them to catch you. That's the difference. But eventually they will recognize your spam methods depending on your spam volume.
    makeit easy, Feb 18, 2014 IP
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    I'd honestly recommend a cheap VPS from digitalocean.com

    It is only 5$ a month, and a lot better than shared hosting especially when put through cloudflare.
    ash1ey82, Feb 19, 2014 IP
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    kapildeven54 Greenhorn

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    No. It's not.
    kapildeven54, Feb 20, 2014 IP