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Domain privacy hide all my sites from Google?
can Google see which sites I own?

 12:28 am on Feb 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

I use domain privacy services on some of my .com domains for sites which may be banned by Google (grey hat)

Now if Google bans one site does the privacy service (eg. contactprivacy) prevent Google from seeing the domain owner and hence stop them finding all my other spam sites and banning them? I used shared hosting so I dont think IPs are relevant.

I know Google is a domain registrar so can they see true ownership of the domain? (I dont purchase domains vis Google though) and hence discover all of the other domains I own?

I dont want to risk Google finding out all the sites I own.

Also if I apply contact pricay historically to domains can Google view the registrant history or just the current registrant as per public whois?

Thanks in advance



 1:43 am on Feb 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Domain privacy will not get you banned from Google, it's generally known that protecting your personal information is smart.

Google doesn't need this information to find your spam sites. Let me ask you, do you like to get paid by your spam sites? Of course, so when Google finds multiple sites containing the same code ID for whatever account/company you're using to monetize the site with they know the sites are related.

Example: Do you have adsense on all of them? If so your pub-id is on all of them and its easy to know the sites belong to the same person.

Oh, I just have to add this, stop building spam sites!


 12:22 pm on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

I don't think registrars will be able to look at users personal data which is privacy guarded.

And yes, Stop creating spam sites.


 12:29 pm on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

You can do what you like. Just do understand that Google knows everything. After all they have been gathering info on the web for the last decade. I wear my tin foil hat on a daily basis. :)

Humor aside, if you are grey hat/spam they will find you. And if they don't you'll be looking at the gubmermint soon as Obama's net czar is about to embark on a tear to justify taking back control of the web. Whoops! More tin foil hat.


 7:54 pm on Mar 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

No more tinfoil for you tangor, you used the word Obama, this thread is now officially marked for review in a secret lab 20 miles below the moons surface.

I just wanted to add that there are sites out there that do nothing but show you which sites are related by checking for pub ID's. If those sites can do it, Google can do it better. Run one of your domains through them.


 12:14 pm on Apr 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

domain privacy services will not help you to hide from bigG, I suggest you to use different domain provider and name servers for your spam sites. And ye, stop creating spam sites :)


 1:10 pm on Apr 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Grey hat does not equal spam. I would rather see my sites than some white hat immoral subject websites whihc Google rank on page one.


 12:46 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

> prevent Google from seeing the domain owner and hence stop them finding all my other spam sites and banning them? I used shared hosting so I dont think IPs are relevant.

Matt Cutts (Google Spam Control) at a convention did a demo of a sort showing how Google can detect multiple-domain ownership. I don't believe it had anything to do with whois privacy settings.


 3:45 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the feedback I should correct my language in my opening post my sites are grey hat useful sites not spam which annoys the user.

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