Can a Web Host’s Reputation for Spammy Sites Influence Your Site’s Rankings?

There has been a lot of talk over the years about websites being negatively affected by other spammy or unethical sites on the same server or IP address. Google’s Matt Cutts answers a question about the possibility of a web host’s reputation affecting an individual website’s ranking in the SERPs. The answer is not a “hard no”. I suggest you watch and find out why.

About Melissa Fach

Melissa Fach is the owner of SEOAware, LLC that specializes in consulting and training businesses. She is also an associate on the community team at Moz, a writer at CopyPressed, the past Editor of Search Engine Journal and a big cat volunteer. You can find her on Twitter @SEOAware.