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Does a dedicated IP have a ranking advantage?

     
4:05 pm on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am a newbie here. I just want to know if dedicated IP has the advantage in seo? Thanks a lot for your reply
7:48 pm on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hello sleepbetter, and welcome to the forums

This is a topic that comes up a lot around here. The general answer is that it doesn't matter for most sites, but in some few cases it depends on how MANY other domains share your IP and if some of them are extremely black hat.

Here's a discussion from June 2010 [webmasterworld.com] and there are quite a few others you can find using our Site Search [webmasterworld.com].

Also note Matt Cutt's blog post on the topic [mattcutts.com].
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Got it. Thank you very much!
3:50 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have a related question.Does an ip address change see a temporary or permanent ranking change?
3:52 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I only have one datapoint, for whatever that's worth, but I recently changed IPs and my rankings didn't change at all.
3:59 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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thanks freejung...nice to know your experience...
7:44 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have changed IPs for several sites (one twice) in the last few years with no impact.
8:49 am on Oct 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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IP does not matter. Only reason some sites get a down hand because they are not properly configured on the server as virtual sites. Its a problem of your hosting provider. Virtual servers need special configuration else they look like subdomains.

you would then ask me how to know if my server is properly configured. Err I am sorry I dont know..