I have a client who has hundreds of websites on various shared hosts. All the websites talk about various niche topics and the goal of these sites is to drive people to make a phone call.
The client has told me the main reason they are putting all these sites on shared hosts is to prevent Google from dinging them for making so many niche sites. From what I gather, the only reason Google's flag would start popping would be if all these niche sites feed into one main website to boost it's page rank. (the popular wheel and spoke analogy) This is NOT the case for this client. They are funneling to a phone number on the page. A phone number that is different for all the sites.
Can I move all of these niche sites onto a single server and not see a rank hit since they will all be on similar c-class ip's now?
(for the record this company is not shady and is honestly helping save lives. I just can't get into details. It is NOT a get rich quick scheme or anything underhanded.)
My job is to make the multi-site administration easier on them. I am heavily into SEO but do not dabble in niche marketing much.
Thanks in advance.