i just read the SEO article about backlink from the same IP :
“Many webmasters have more than one website. Sometimes these websites are related, sometimes they are not. You have to also be careful about interlinking multiple websites on the same IP. If you own seven related websites, then a link to each of those websites on a page could hurt you, as it may look like to a search engine that you are trying to do something fishy. Many webmasters have tried to manipulate backlinks in this way; and too many links to sites with the same IP address is referred to as backlink bombing.”
so, what do you think guys? do you agree with that?
It’s common for people to host several sites on one server and for them to link their sites to each other for perfectly acceptable and genuine reasons. If Google punished ‘same ip’ links they’d be punishing lazy link builders sure but they’d also be punishing people who aren’t trying to spam their index and manipulate rankings, they’d be throwing the baby out with the bath water.
I don’t think Google pay any attention to the server IP unless it’s spammed to the point that it looks unatural for other reasons and not just the IP address issue.
“Actually, Google handles virtually hosted domains and their links just the same as domains on unique IP addresses. If your ISP does virtual hosting correctly, you’ll never see a difference between the two cases. We do see a small percentage of ISPs every month that misconfigure their virtual hosting, which might account for this persistent misperception–thanks for giving me the chance to dispel a myth!”
I’m glad someone said it, because I host a network of over a hundred websites, all on the same server that link towards each other and they tend to do quite well for each other.
I’ve always felt a bit iffy about cross-site linking sites under the same hosting account, but it’s not failed me yet and if anything they provide a great service to my users and pour link juice from my popular websites across to my brand-new pages.
Lets say I have my own hugely powerful server with 1000’s of websites, some that are the same niche. Why should I be penalised for linking to the relevant websites on the same server / IP. They may be on the same server but they are different customers and the customers have agree to link to each other.
i know that same people called SEO Hosting as a scammer hosting.
We know that link diversity is important, but it’s a question of how Google determines it. SEOmoz has been using c-blocks in their data and the correlation is pretty strong.