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Will links from a PR 7 site to my site be worth less if IP is close

 12:07 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi Gurus,

I'm going to rebuild and move an old PR 7 web site that has about 10 links coming into my main site.

These links pass good traffic and people that buy.

If I put that PR 7 site on the same server as my main site, and thus give it an IP address that is very close to my main site, will this reduce the value of those incoming links?

The PR7 site is owned by an old friend but he has reached an age where he needs help rebuilding and maintaining the site.

So I am trying to decide if I should just move his site to my main production server which has a lot of bandwidth left, or if I need to find a sever half way across the country with different IP address range and different C block.

Your advice will be greatly appreciated




 4:47 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

From my experience, if the pr7 site is a trusted site, it will usually pass authority to all sites, even if they are obviously connected.
Of course, though, the site could lose it's trust by linking to noted inferior sites.
So, I think, as long as your own site is worthy of the link, it will benefit fully.
Of course, this could change at any time, if it hasn't already. :(


 6:19 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

thx cabbie

both sites are high quality sites so it sounds like we will be ok

I'd rather not spend the money on another server half way across the USA just for this.


 8:03 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

These links pass good traffic and people that buy

I think this is the kicker. I'd be pretty sure that Google is far more interested in whether a link offers something to the visitor than whether it appears to be on the same network. Their goal has to be to provide a better web experience, not police who does what. It's key to their survival.


 2:51 pm on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

thx Simsi

hope you are right. The owner of the PR 7 site is highly ethical and has a huge reputation to protect. So he only has a few links from his site coming to my site. each one is for a unique product or service that ties in with what he offers.

So we should be OK unless Google has a hard and fast rule about sites that share the same c block

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