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Should I dump this host, I'd love to. Only they didn't used to be my host until they bought out my host, a host with 700,000 sites. This big conglomerate is snapping up hosts as rapidly as it can, at least 40 a couple years ago. It masks these buyouts and migrations as "Control Panel" feature updates! This superhost is now so big if they enable wild card domains, millions, yes millions of sites, may be loading up Google with duplicate content. Millions of sites may just start showing pop ups on their error pages unbeknown-st to them. So if I do relocate how do I avoid this webhost Pacman? I don't think a power pill will do it!
Is there any chance Google is purposely crawling website error pages, looking at what's returned, and using it as a factor in website search results ranking? Anybody have evidence of this?
Well my webhost has hijacked my nice default error pages...
Well my webhost has hijacked my nice default error pages (yet again without my knowledge). Not only that! They've enabled wildcard subdomains. Why? Well they're slamming IFramed ads all over the error pages and actually embedding my domain names at the top of these pages and Titles, etc. In addition the advertisers they are displaying are popping up more browsers with ads, etc!
I built custom response pages for each of my sitesThis is the best practice and it's working perfectly fine for me as well.
Name them and shame them :) I suspect 1&1!?!
I don't know about you but I do get quite a few misspelled in bound links. Links from scraper sites that don't know CASE is important!
So I was thinking more of Google purposely looking for sites serving pop up/under ads on error pages. The site visitor certainly would be getting a bad experience in this case, an error, followed by a hidden pop-under.