__/ [ Andrew Heenan ] on Wednesday 12 April 2006 23:26 \__
> <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote ...
>> We have a Virtual Private Server that we rent per year.
>> We have unlimited domains that we can create.
>> (restricted by width) I have the option to buy an IP
>> address for each site or just use the same IP address
>> for all the sites. And all the sites are different type of
>> sites. Do you think this will affect search engine
>> rankings if I just use the same IP address
>> for ALL the sites?
> No. IP address matters - but not to SEs; for them, it stops at the URL.
I agree. There were rumours a while back. See, for example:
This is somewhat adverse to common sense however. Ultimately, such rumours
were quietly falsified.
Bear in mind that Google patented a method for looking at whois records to
know which sites belong to who. Anonymous registrations, however (formerly
.us and also GoDaddy), prevent this from becoming a reliable tool and
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