Saturday, October 13, 2007

Be Sure to Get a Dedicated IP Address

This blog is designed to help anyone who is seeking SEO advice for ranking high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. The first SEO tip we looked at was selecting a domain containing your site's main keyword. The next SEO tip goes hand and hand with the first.When you consider a webhost, be sure to get a dedicated IP Address.

A Dedicated IP Address(Internet Protocol Address) is simply defined as having one website hosted per IP address in contrast of having several and sometimes 25, 50 or more websites hosted all on one IP Address.

This is an important factor in Search Engine Optimization, because if you have several sites hosted on one IP Address there is a greater chance that you could get banned from search engines for no other reason than that one of the websites hosted along with your site committed a forbidden act and when they get punished you get punished and sometimes banned if they breech a guideline according to search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN.

There are other good SEO reasons for purchasing a webhosting plan where you get a Dedicated IP Address. I have done testing and have found that sites that are ranking high in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN (the big three when it comes to search engines) are sites that have a dedicated IP, this is especially true with Google which just happens to be the biggest by far of the big three for providing traffic to websites.

Finally, when it comes to SEO you really want to get a dedicated IP, for without it your website may looked cloaked, which is a major problem with search engines, especially, you guessed it, Google. For a clear explanation of cloaking visit Google Guidelines for Webmasters. To avoid even the appearance of this act you should carefully select a webhosting plan where you get a dedicated IP address.

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