I'm looking to build a tier 1 network of around 20 sites and need hosting with different C-Clas IP's.
I don't know much about the subject so wanted to ask if anyone could clarify exactly what I need to build this network.
Should I also host my money money sites on this hosting?
Where should I go to find this?
CIDR replaced the A,B, and C classes years ago, I would avoid any host offering service based on C-Class IP's from the jump. Basically, what you're looking for is different shared IPs for your sites (I'm assuming for some type of link farm).
Keep in mind that Google is working harder and harder to penalize link networks with each algorithm update. Providing another reason to avoid "SEO" hosting companies (since everyone hosted on the IPs is likely trying to work some black hat magic, you'd think these IPs would be targets for Google).
The best SEO (as others have mentioned) has nothing to do with link farms, splog networks, or IP addresses and everything to do with the content of your site and "natural" back links.
Search the web for SEO hosting providers or just setup multiple accounts with different hosts. From what I've heard you should never interlink the domains and always make sure you post quality, unique content on a regular basis. Also, try to use different platforms on each site (Wordpress, Drupal, etc).
Hostgator have a sub-company that provides SEO hosting services, but some are weary of it because they fear that Google knows all the IPs and may penalise sites hosted on there. Although I've never heard of this actually happening... yet and have no reason to see why they would. I don't know what the performance is like though.
You are better off just getting multiple, small hosting accounts from different, reliable providers and hosting 1 or 2 domains on each.
There are other forums on the web that are much more knowledgeable on this type of thing than WHT, as you are probably already aware judging by some of the responses you have received
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I agree with what others are saying. Google has a lot of very smart people working for them. Google has already figured out who the "SEO Hosts" are and what IP addresses are being used by those SEO hosts. The easiest way around that is to sign up for hosting at a bunch of different cheap web hosting companies instead of placing all of your sites at one SEO host.
I've heard about it before, and I'm not impressed with what I've heard about the so-called SEO hosting offerings. Sure, you can try to game Google's system with silly tricks, but the benefits are probably negligible.
"Oh, but you don't know/understand this" just makes it worse. There are several techies on the thread, so unless it's BS you can explain it.
I'm not sure I've interpreted your response correctly, but just to be clear, I'm not the OP and not looking for, nor providing SEO hosting services. lol
Sorry if I was too harsh, or came across as if I was accusing you. My comment was intended to be about the whole discussion surrounding SEO hosting.
I'd appreciate if someone could outline the benefits. Preferably with links to supporting articles written in 2013. I've seen couple of pieces that discredit SEO hosting, and the general direction of Google's algorithm changes makes it look like a pointless excercise.
It's simply a way of saying "SEO hosting" without saying "SEO hosting" (or mentioning IPs). It still insinuates IP addresses matter when in fact they do not. The whole idea of a "blog network" is to attempt to fool Google, when in fact it does not. The ONLY way that works, is if ALL the sites in the "network" are quality sites. It has nothing to do with "network", IP addresses, "SEO", etc. That's just using the web as it was intended! I have no idea why people do not understand that.
You weren't too harsh. This silly myth needs to go away, not get more followers.
Simply put - Google is getting better at finding the link spammers - and SEO networks are nothing but link spammers.
Whenever anyone asks for CLass (a,b,c) addresses, after I stop laughing, I just realise how ignorant of the Internet they are. I also realize that they are follwoing some years old myth where the IP address matters to the Search Engines.
OP, No I will not propagate the lies nor tell you how to best spam links for the search engines.
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