joined:June 2, 2006
I have a a shared hosting account in which I share one IP address among several websites. No other site is using this IP except my sites (that's how this host does it, each shared account gets one IP). One website is selected as a main one, and rest as those that share the IP.
Earlier this month I moved two websites from another account (same host). These two are linking to each other as they are related (call them Site1 and Site2).
As I was going through WMT today (for the main IP carrier site, call it example.com), I saw bunch of links reported from many unrelated sites, even though no real linking exists. I checked it with the online tool that reports all of the URLs on a page.
Interesting part is that all links are reported as Via this intermediate link: Site1 or Site2
So, being that these sites are sharing the same IP, there's something about it, DNS related maybe?
Without just going and getting another IP to separate this further, what steps should I perform in order to figure this out?