Myth Buster: Shared Hosting IP Doesn’t Affect your Search Engine ranking

One of the most common myth about shared hosting is if any illegal or spammy website is hosted on the same shared hosting as you and using the same IP, Google might penalize you because you are hosted on the same IP address. This thing has been talked quite a lot of times and most of the SEO webmaster added that if your website is hosted on Shared hosting and you are sharing IP with other websites which may have porn or illegal content, it won’t effect your ranking.

Today Matt Cutts, Google engineer released a video on behalf of Webmaster tool to make you understand shared hosting and shared IP are not measurement of your search engine ranking.

Watch this video:

Do you also used to believe that shared hosting affect your search engine ranking?

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3 comments… add one

  • Tanveer September 22, 2010, 5:59 pm

    I still believe that shared hosting affects our search engine ranking.

    • Wordpress Webhosting discount October 7, 2010, 4:21 pm

      Any particular reason for that Tanveer? Any experience you would like to share with us?

  • S.Pradeep Kumar November 26, 2010, 4:39 pm

    Wow, now that was quite encouraging!! Thanks Harsh & Matt. :)

    P.S. I love the ‘Subscribe to My Newsletter’ thing, can you tell the plugin name? :)


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