View Full Version : IP address vs Virtual Hosting (Domain Name Based)
11-24-2003, 01:28 PM
My web sites are currently being hosted as virtual sites, name based hosting. This means each site has the same IP address - and they are sorted by the domain name.
I was told this would be a problem with Google ranking. Is this true?
11-24-2003, 02:27 PM
My web sites are currently being hosted as virtual sites, name based hosting. This means each site has the same IP address - and they are sorted by the domain name. I was told this would be a problem with Google ranking. Is this true?
Not true at all. But it does make it easier for Google to detect crosslinking.
12-01-2003, 12:09 PM
Thanks for your reply. If I have 2 domains pointing to one site, would this be considered crosslinking? I'm not exactly sure what crosslinking is, but from what I read, it is when you point to your own site. Is that correct?
Cross linking has more to do with 2 (or more) pages using the same content pages. It doesn't seem to be as much of a factor as it used to be. Why do you have 2 domains pointing to the same content?
12-04-2003, 09:46 AM
My client starting out with the domain name of thewellnessctr.com but this was too hard for people to remember, so they also purchased wellnessdenver.com. I pointed wellnessdenver.com to thewellnessctr.com -- so both domains go to the same web site and therefore have the same IP address.
Thanks for your help!
Karen, how are you pointing one domain to the other. Are you saying that the thewellnessctr.com is the actual url and the other is what...a redir of some kind? You're not using 2 index pages then?
12-07-2003, 03:57 PM
don't worry about that. If I understand you right, your client does shift from one domain to another. All newly published material is going under the WellnessDenver.com name. Correct?
In this case just ask your hosting company for a global redirect (mod_redirect in apache) and Google will pick it up in a few month. Once all new pages show up in Google (and other search engines), your client can stop supporting the old domain at all.
Unless they have really a lot of older clients out there, that might have the old address bookmarked. Also people who linked to you from their web-site might still use the old domain.
But you can monitor the logs of the old domain. Look at the referrer entry. This tells you where people came from (direct == bookmark or typed in). Talk to all web-masters that link to the old domain and ask them to switch to the new one (some won't be able/willing, if it is a publication for example). Once the hits on the old domain do taper off, let the domain expire.