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Correlation between Duplicate Content, A new website or backlink value

     
11:56 am on Jul 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Helo Webmasters,

I have a difficult question and I cant find the answer on the internet.

Is there a corelation between a website IP-adress and the value of a backlink?
Lets say your IP-adress = 123.123.123 (Example IP adresses)

And you have a backlink from 123.123.124, Or even the same 123.123.123 does is have less value than a backlink from 199.999.999?
Is there kind of a relation between those IP-adresses and their value?

If you own a 2 websites with the same content, how far do you need to change the IP-adress so Google DOENST see it as duplicate?
123.123.124 or does it have to be a complete different IP-adress? And if yes, how much needs to change?

Im very curious if someone can tell me the answer :)
4:07 pm on July 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If you own 2 websites with the same content it doesn't matter what the IP address is, they are still duplicate. Ideally there will be a canonical tag if there is a need for duplicate sites, and possibly hreflang= meta tags if the reason for the duplicate sites is related to regional differences.
6:40 pm on July 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Content and ip have no correlation. If the content is duplicate, g (bing and others, too) will know if very quickly.
7:03 pm on July 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Is there a corelation between a website IP-adress and the value of a backlink?
Lets say your IP-adress = 123.123.123 (Example IP adresses)

And you have a backlink from 123.123.124, Or even the same 123.123.123 does is have less value than a backlink from 199.999.999?
Is there kind of a relation between those IP-adresses and their value?

I honestly don't know if there's any value to backlinks now, or if Google has just gotten so smart that I can't figure out the value.

Back when I did web design for clients, I always put "web design by blah blah" at the bottom with a link to my site. In the early 2010s that helped a lot, but by 2015 it seemed to have no value. Putting them on different servers had no impact, either.

And then I tried creating a unique page on their site (with their permission, of course) that had a brief paragraph about their website, and linked to my main site twice within the paragraph that fit in with the context (in a non-spammy way). Something like:

This website began in 2005, and was redesigned by <a href='https://www.example.com'>Example</a> in 2009. The new build focused on blah blah and yadda yada. More blah blah blah.

<a href='https://www.example.com/webdesign/'>Example</a> used blah blah and more blah blah when they designed the site...


This didn't seem to have any impact on my SE, either. So after that, I just gave up on trying.

If you own a 2 websites with the same content, how far do you need to change the IP-adress so Google DOENST see it as duplicate?
123.123.124 or does it have to be a complete different IP-adress? And if yes, how much needs to change?


Like the others said, the IP makes no difference at all here. Think of it like this: Google has no idea if the second site is just stealing content from the first, and they definitely don't want to reward a thief! So they try to give all of the value to the original site.

The best thing I can suggest is to use <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.originalsite.com/originalpage/"> on the second site so that Google can find the source easier. The original site will still get the value, but at least the second site won't get punished.
8:27 pm on July 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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So they try to give all of the value to the original site.
Always assuming they’ve correctly distinguished between original and thief. But that’s a whole nother thread.