- Sep 3, 2014
The only time I fear you should worry about it is if you're selling or buying or running PBNs and PBN links. That seems to be the only offense that Google finds so offensive that they'll crawl up your butt with a fine tooth comb to find everything you own or ever did own and wipe you off the map.I have some questions about whether some footprints are worth worrying about...
Who here bothers to use separate search console accounts for each website they own? I currently have a unique account for each property but have heard that it's not necessary?
Also curious about hosting multiple sites on one VPS (one unique IP). Currently the sites that I host are on their own VPS but a friend hosts all his sites (each in different niches) on the same IP address. I had the feeling this is risky, and if one site gets penalized likely all of them will. However, how does that differ from using shared hosts where you might be sharing an IP with a shitty PBN?
With that being said, I do run every site on their own email addresses with separate Search Console and Analytics accounts for each based on those email addresses. That's simply because I intend on selling the projects eventually and I can simply just hand off the master file of logins & passwords and they can have all the historical data, etc. It's a big time saver at that point.
People go as far as to use different SIM cards and crap as well as VPNs and whatever. It's all not worth doing. It's not worth being that paranoid when you can just operate real sites instead and make just as much money over the longer term. All that crap for PBN links when you could just tier your links instead, too.
I host batches of my sites on the same VPS servers with the same IP addresses, and I'm the only person on those IPs. Three's no rule where Google says you can only have one website or that they'll whack every site in a server if one gets in trouble. If you're doing something super atrocious in their eyes you might at least put them on different servers though. It doesn't differ from using shared hosting and being on the same IP as adult sites and pharma scams and casino sites and all that. That's how you know it's not a real problem, but a paranoia-based imagined one.
Yes, but a lot of sites make money selling sponsored content and doing behind the scenes deals. They might operate mailing lists too. They might exist to push an agenda and get funded by some "think tank" and make more money than we all make. You never know. But few sites that get a lot of traffic and required a lot of real effort just leave the money on the table. We just don't know where their table is located and who's hands are in the pie.Random thought: you ever come across another site in your niche that gets 100k+ views a month (well, according to semrush) and don't see one sign of them monetizing?