dariussutherland — 2011-08-03T04:12:59-04:00 — #1
I should know the answer to this but just want to be sure.
I have several domains/websites all under one hosting provider.
If I link from one of my sites to the other will this count as a back link for the site or will search engines see I own them all and discount them?
pinkypainter — 2011-08-05T21:07:06-04:00 — #2
It does not matter who do you host with. You can do link from A site to B site. It does not count as linkback but traffic referral to B site (traffic referred by A site).
stonewilson — 2011-08-06T01:47:46-04:00 — #3
Of course it counts, but from limited experience, I suggest you not do to that, Google does't like link wheel thing, especially when all of those websites on the same hosting. I might be wrong, though.
system — 2011-08-08T06:05:33-04:00 — #4
Search engines will count them if they are relevant to each other... If you are linking an e-commerce website with a law site that makes no sense and search engines will drop the backlinks.
Go ahead with linking if they are relevant.
dariussutherland — 2011-08-08T06:42:01-04:00 — #5
I can understand if google checked the whois and saw they were the same. but if they are relevant then why not.
Also. I am sure many sites legitimately are with the same hosting and link to each other, so it would be unfair to discount.
Anyway. I am no expert, so thanks for the tips...