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Numbering on unique IP addresses...

Do engines look at consecutive numbering?

     
2:30 am on Apr 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to be optimizing several related sites that will be hosted on the same server. IT specialist assures me that we'll have unique IP addresses.

Sites are to be cross-linked for boost that provides. I'm wondering whether IP numbers come in blocks with consecutive numbering, and whether that too is something I should be concerned about.

6:03 am on Apr 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, that seems to be the standard practice. I actually am lucky because I have a box that has IP chunks from four different class Cs. Every other set up I've had alway dished the IPs in groups cut consecutively together. In your case I wouldn't worry too much about it. You seem to have a conservative approach to SEO, and fallow a sensible long term philosophy when it comes to this stuff.

The clustering of the domains really shouldn't hurt unless you do the type of stuff I do.

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>>The clustering of the domains really shouldn't hurt unless you do the type of stuff I do.<<

Littleman - Thanks. You're right... I am careful, and I take that as a compliment.

What I'm thinking is that if the engines are looking at cross linking patterns and they're checking for unique IPs, that looking for consecutive IPs would be a logical step for them.

I don't know how these IP numbers work... Is it possible to swap numbers with others to get non-consecutive numbers? The sites are set up on the same (company run) servers, and for good reason, so there's no chance of moving some of the domains to other servers.