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will google webmaster tools alert google that I own lots of domains?

     
6:54 am on Jan 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've just started in this domain name and website game, so I don't own that many names at this point, but my portfolio is growing. I've set some of my domains up as small websites.
I found google webmaster tools, and registered quite a few of my domains through that, but I learned on a webmasterworld thread that google might penalise your sites if you own too many sites. Therefore, my question is, is it a bad idea to use google webmaster tools, because google will learn how many and which sites I own, and downgrade them if I cross the threshold of owning too many?
7:16 am on Jan 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Think is more the case G may downgrade them if they are crap spammy and pointless.

Unless you use adsense. Then they can be as crap and as spammy as you like. This is known as the 'content partner network' for adwords users.

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I have over 60 in my account currently, as I maintain them for myself and my clients. I can't imagine they're being being penalized because of that (most do quite well, the few that are problematic I can't really blame on GWT)
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Unless you use adsense. Then they can be as crap and as spammy as you like. This is known as the 'content partner network' for adwords users.

Interesting observation, and if true, may confirm the worst suspicions of many users of this forum.

And so it makes me wonder -- if a siteowner becomes an AdSense partner and includes AS throughout a site, is it like getting a "Mulligan" in golf? In other words, if Google sees AdSense on various pages, does it allow for more "slack" in the way it makes judgements? I'm not making an accusation, rather am just wondering, after reading the quote at the top.

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Google couldn't care less how many sites you own; many people own untold thousands, and do quite well.

It's what you DO with those websites that matters.

Some people spam Google from just one site; others are clean as a whistle with thousands.

Your choice; your consequences :)

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In other words, if Google sees AdSense on various pages, does it allow for more "slack" in the way it makes judgements?

This has been discussed endless times, and doubtless will be discussed forever.

For what it's worth, any accusation that assumes Google is stupid with poor business sense must be treated with caution.

More specifically, no-one has ever presented any evidence to back up that suggestion, and a fair amount of wailing from ex-Adsense clients and penalized Google listees, suggests that Google really isn't that stupid.

I just love the ones that suggest "How dare Google drop my site, I'm an Adsense publisher!"

Ultimately, it's pretty much impossible to prove either way, so you'll have to make up your own mind. But I'd think twice before betting the business on the basis that the lunar landings happened in Arizona ;)

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Im sure google will know who owns what domain without webmaster tools
9:48 am on Jan 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Im sure google will know who owns what domain without webmaster tools

Exactly right. M Cutts and Co have talked about this in the past. They have a whole bunch of utilities available to them that give them all sorts of info in a flash. I.e. on an individual/organisation's domain portfolio, intra-site linking etc.

I personally would not worry about the webmaster tools giving them any extra info they do not currently have.

 

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