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8:27 pm on Oct 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Will Google ect find a problem with this.

From my main site I am linking one way to 10 of my other sites. All these sites have similar registration details and same shared hosting. No inter-linking between the sites.

5:52 pm on Oct 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If the other domains are off-topic to your main domain and put all the links on a single page, you may run into troubles.

The most probable reaction of Google though, is to devalue these backlinks and transfer none or minimum PR.

Just my 2 cents

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I link all my sites together, but I do it sensibly and in places that are appropriate. It has done me no harm, actually a lot of good
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If the other sites are on the same topic, expect for no more than two domains to rank, and that the rankings won't be as strong as if you only had one site ranking well. They'll be treated like one site.
6:23 pm on Oct 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the links are on different pages, ones with a similar theme.

the site i am linking from does have a different IP address. But the 10 sites all have the same IP.

8:14 pm on Nov 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's a good way to get a new site spidered quickly (assuming where you're linking from gets botted regularly). I've gotten new sites spidered in a matter of hours using that approach. But beyond that, it probably won't do you much good in terms of rankings.
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Google will definitely treat this link exchange with suspicion and may devalue all the links as all the sites are on the same IP address. Its like a link network.

The story would have been different had all your sites were on different IP address

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Google will definitely treat this link exchange with suspicion

It's not a link exchange. It's one-way links from one site to the others. Happens all the time and I've never seen it do any harm. The problem is when you do start linking back AND forth when on the same IP.

6:49 pm on Nov 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Cross linking, like anything else (yea, yea, they're one ways - but they are still cross links between sites owbned by the same person in my mind) needs to be done smart. Agree with MB - you won't get massive effect, but if done right and with care - along with a plethora of other inbound links, it should be ok.

>>>Happens all the time and I've never seen it do any harm

But you're seeing the end result and not the methods, planning, other links, site topics, etc that could be attributing to the site's success with the method.

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I was referring to my own network of sites. I one-way to new sites to get them spidered fast and have not seen any detrimental effects that I can ascertain. But there are a huge number of variables in play at all times, so who knows?
3:24 am on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you take down the links once the new site is spidered? Are the topics related.

I agree, in most cases, it won't hurt the site. Generally, if you aren't doing something to "game" the engines, you should have no fear. My "but "you" don't know" wasn't a personal you, more a general you. :)

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Yeah, I take it down once I see that the new site has gotten spidered. It's only up a few days. As long as you have one site that gets botted a lot, it's the fastest way I know to get a new site noticed. Definitely not a strategy for building useful IBL's though!
4:14 pm on Nov 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google will definitely treat this link exchange with suspicion and may devalue all the links as all the sites are on the same IP address. Its like a link network.

I had site wide links on over 32 client sites to my site. I got nervous fearing this might result in a penalty from Google because most of them are on the same host, but different IPs, so I took them all down except for 1 link on each home page about 4 weeks ago.

My backlinks dropped but my traffic has steadily increased to 10% above when I took off the links. This could be the result of seasonal changes as my site traffic rises and falls with the school year so I'm not sure if that was due to removing the links or not but it hasn't hurt any.

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>>> From my main site I am linking one way to 10 of my other sites. All these sites have similar registration details and same shared hosting. No inter-linking between the sites

In the past and uptill now, I don't think that will have any negative effect on your sites, but what would you do if the SE decides to turn its knob in the future? Let's say in a year or two. Considering that there are many good web hostings at reasonable prices nowaday, I don't think putting all the 10 sites on the same shared hosting is a good long-term plan.