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Does hosting play any role in SEO?

Discussion in 'SEO Forum' started by jani, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. jani

    jani Designer

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    All my sites (including this forum) are hosted on one server or hosting account, now if I link to my other sites from this forum that link will be counted as backlink but those backlinks value will be same as I get backlink from some other forum or site? because they will be on different server.

    I don't think hosting on one account will make any difference but still want to be sure about it.

    Are you getting my question? please let me know if you know about it.
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  2. Mr Justin

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    The hosting and location of your sites, backlinks etc plays no role in SEO :)
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    Backlinks too?

    But backlinks put our site UP on SERPs... correct?
  4. Mr Justin

    Mr Justin <B>Moderator</b>

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    They play a part in it. But it's think of it as a small fish in a big pond. Backlinks do play a part in SERP's but more so with PageRank if it's from a highly ranked backlink.
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    Linking to your sites will definitely help with your serp position. More backlinks generally mean a better placement in the SEs.

    I disagree with Justin's comment:
    Backlinks play a MASSIVE role in SEO. If you can get some high quality and relevant links to your site that are using your keywords as the 'anchor' text then you will shoot up the SE's for that keyword.

    Also, if all your sites are on the same server (therefore the same IP) then all this will mean is that the backlink is not as valuable. Google will still acknowledge your backlink, but will not place as much value on it.
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    You were already right. Hosting doesn't make any difference on your search engine ranking. It is just a rumor.
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    I also have heard exactly what he says, but do you know if Google has disclosed any news about it somewhere?
  8. Mr Justin

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    I put that very badly. I am not saying backlinks do not play a role in SEO. I was trying to say to Jani, that the location of backlinks i.e. on different servers does not play a role. In that backlinks can be hosted on many different servers and it would not effect the seo as to where they were actually hosted. I did not explain that very well.
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    Thats good to know, I was asking my self this question some times.
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    The Only thing important is Dedicated IP :) Which plays an Important role in SEO of a website :)
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    Completely untrue according to Matt Cutts (mattcutts.com/blog/myth-busting-virtual-hosts-vs-dedicated-ip-addresses/)
    If you have hosting that is very slow and/or frequently down, that can have a negative effect on your search engine rankings because bots will be unable to crawl your site properly. Apart from that it makes no difference.
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    Had to join to reply to this.

    I sell web hosting, and LOTS of people purchase dedicated IPs for 1 reason only, SEO.

    If Google sees links from within the same IP, they are pretty much discounted. SEO companies buy 100-200 IPs for this reason. I also see people using them for directories.

    If your on a shared server, and you link to another site on that server, your link is worth very little.

    Thing is, you need to have a valid justification for owning a dedicated IP, so most of these people who buy dedicated IPs are forced to buy SSL certificates too, which is costly when ordering 100+ IPs.

    Dedicated IPs do improve your ranking, it is a fact. Anyone who can afford $2.50/month for an IP and $50/year for an SSL certificate should get them for SEO, they are a good investment.
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    I can not prove it does but I use Yahoo hosting because I think I will have stronger rankings.
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    I assault to malign of hosting. Hosting plays important role, need to know how. Google or any other popular search engine can ban your site if your site is hosted on a server where porn sites or already banned sites are hosted.

    You should confirm the sites which are hosted presently on that server.
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    Hosting play important role in case of having bad neighbors on the same server, it give direct effect on your website.
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    Bottom line: hosting counts a lot. Have your site hosted on the same ip as google.com, harvard.edu or adobe.com. You will see then how easy your site will be ranked in the result (when I say hosted on the same ip, I don't mean you need a link from them, just have your website hosted on the same server they are)

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