Can shared webhosting affect my SEO ?

GigaGreg

Moderator
Apparently yes, but not as bad as you might think, just because you get slower indexing, doesn't mean that it is bad.
 

mclaren11

New member
No. Shared webhosting will not provide any bad effect your SEO. But if you done Unethical SEO that will be bad for you. But shared webhosting take so much time for indexing.
 

xdude

New member
It's little complicated. Shared hosting uses 2 ips for their DNS and sometimes even 1. Premium level shared hosting providers use several sets of ip addresses. Now among 100's of websites if Google finds one or 2 bad sites it won't effect rest of the sites. Google do know about shared hosting too so they dont go black list ips for just one or 2 randoms cases. But they might do that if they find lots of spam type inter linked sites in it. Which might look like whole server is a spam site farm. But this rarely can happen because spammers are more smarter than average webmasters. At least in most cases.

But it would be unfortunate if the ip is one Google has already blacklisted. There are ip ranges like that.This can effect your websites as well as emails. Only once I have experience this. There was this VPS provider who offered dirty cheap servers. They ask you a small annual fee or even used to offer tiny one time fee. So this was spammer heaven. Too many spammers in same place is kind of asking for trouble. It was very rare, once in blue moon situation.
 

Genesis

Administrator
xdude said:
But it would be unfortunate if the ip is one Google has already blacklisted. There are ip ranges like that.This can effect your websites as well as emails. Only once I have experience this. There was this VPS provider who offered dirty cheap servers. They ask you a small annual fee or even used to offer tiny one time fee. So this was spammer heaven. Too many spammers in same place is kind of asking for trouble. It was very rare, once in blue moon situation.
This is one of the reasons why the owner is so strict about VPS abuse. He is very protective of the Gigarocket iPs. There is no compromise as far as abuse is concerned. Once abuse has been discovered with the use of the VPS, there is no second chance. Gigarocket has a very experienced as well as sharp tech administrator who through the years of hands on experience has built filters with which abuse is picked up on very fast. Usually the VPS is first suspended, and questions asked afterwards.
 

xdude

New member
Yes specially when email blacklist is a really pain. There is no central place so you have to submit requests for various blacklists asking to remove the IP. Some take ages even to consider and some lists don't bother at all. usually the client has to do it unless its a premium hosting provider.

I like when the hosting provider runs tight ship with strict rules, as long as not paranoid. That means less headaches for everyone. :)
 

xdude

New member
Well I do agree with @DJB post. Its not practical punish everyone using an ip address just because of one bad apple. But I do wonder if they make exceptions and slap those manual penalties on IP's or IP Ranges. I had this thought because of my own personal experience. But again it was not on shared hosting but on a vps.

Those who haven't around for a while might had heard about a provider called WeLoveServers. They had a good run offering ultra cheap hosting solutions till their plan started going out of control. I bought a vps for annual fee and at that time I didn't know these guys have started going down the hill. This was about 5 years ago. I moved 5 sites from various places. I was using so many hosting providers those days since I have 100+ micro websites targeting AdSense and Amazon. At second Golden age of Domain names when EMD's running the show. All these 5 sites Decent sites well optimized and ranked well for targeted keywords. After 2 weeks of moving Rankings and traffic started decreasing in all 5 sites. Nothing could boost the rank or traffic. Traffic went down like 90% in all 5 sites. This was went providers problems started surfacing, I my self having hard time getting my ips clears from those email blacklists. So I started reaching out of clients of his provider in various SEO forums like BHW. I found many had same problems. As last option I move those sites to their previous hosting accounts at different providers. This after like 3 months and then SERP started increasing and traffic started coming in again. This is when I started wondering if these guys were given some sort of manual penalty.
 

Drcool

New member
I would say, test it out.

Create a site and see how it goes.

Create a similar site with paid features and see how it goes. Might not be easy, but actions speak louder than words.
 

hostplus13

New member
Shared Hosting Varies Company To Company But If You Are Asking It In The View Of SEO then As Everyone Know Shared Hosting Means Ip Sharing With Thousand Of People And Speed Matters In SEO.

But Content Can Overwrite It Because Content Is Said To Be King And Google Want Content That Can Help People In Their Query
 
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