Question About Blog Networks

by SladeK
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I have been doing a ton of reading on this subject and have been unable to find a solid answer pertaining to what I am wondering, even though it is a fairly simple concept I know people follow (given it is fairly complex in explanation).

So, I figured I would just ask and see if anyone here might be able to throw in some input.

Hypothetically; if I were to create a mini blog network for the purposes of SEO using the below method, would it work?

1.) I have 10 sites on the same hosting account that I want to rank.
2.) I then create a second hosting account with 5 different c-class IPs I want to build sites on that will link to my 10 main sites.


After getting everything set up, I would then go this route:

1.) Create one site per c-class IP on the second hosting account (5 total sites) that each individually link to one of the 10 main sites.
2.) Rinse and repeat step 1 for each of the 10 sites.


Would this be an effective SEO measure that mimics the way networks such as Linkvana operate (on a much smaller scale of course). Or will something like this not work well due to the lack of c-class IP diversity and or the fact all of my main sites are on the same IP?

I suppose I am paranoid about leaving a foot-print should I ever receive a manual review. If this is something that will not be effective, and or could potentially screw over my main sites then I simply do not think it is worth it.

However, it would be nice to create my own mini-network of sites that I could use some of the more automated link building methods for that I do not want to touch my main sites with.

Any input is appreciated; direct attacks on my intelligence, flaming, constructive criticism are all welcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesM
    I know this isn't answering your question, but posing another but; why get set up 5 separate IPs and blogs but instead use freehosted blogs from the likes of Wordpress.com and Blogger etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author SladeK
      Originally Posted by JamesM View Post

      I know this isn't answering your question, but posing another but; why get set up 5 separate IPs and blogs but instead use freehosted blogs from the likes of Wordpress.com and Blogger etc?
      I do enjoy using these services. However, it is difficult for me to devote so much time and energy developing content for the blogs I create on these sites and not have any control over whether they will suddenly disappear one day. I was just considering creating my own self-hosted network to negate the possibility of such an occurrence.

      And thanks for the feedback, thecableguy.
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  • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
    JMO but from what I understand you'll probably want to put them on UNIQUE class c IP's and erase all footprints from the sites you're linking from if doing it yourself. Some webhosts offer different class c IPs but they're on the same server which Google can distinguish. For instance hostgator offers them at about a $1 an IP, but they're on the same server. Seohosting their sister company offers unique IPs, but at a higher price (something to do with the third set of numbers I think). Host9 or something offers them at a cheaper price.

    As for removing the footprints from the sites you're linking from you might want to remove adsense, webmaster tools, analytics, any similar affiliate programs, use a different name and address if you have it on the site, use private registration, etc. One info product I read suggested not even putting any advertising on the sites you're linking from.

    JMO but for 5 or 10 different unique IP's it's probably not going to make that much of a difference unless your "linking" sites have relevance and you can build up the PR so you could have a relevant high PR backlink. Cost effective wise you could get a lot more diverse IPs using Fiverr or a backlinking package, freetrafficsystem, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew S
    it doesnt matter that your main sites are on the same ip - just dont interlink them
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  • Profile picture of the author chukcha
    Originally Posted by SladeK View Post

    I have been doing a ton of reading on this subject and have been unable to find a solid answer pertaining to what I am wondering, even though it is a fairly simple concept I know people follow (given it is fairly complex in explanation).

    After getting everything set up, I would then go this route:

    1.) Create one site per c-class IP on the second hosting account (5 total sites) that each individually link to one of the 10 main sites.
    2.) Rinse and repeat step 1 for each of the 10 sites.


    Would this be an effective SEO measure that mimics the way networks such as Linkvana operate (on a much smaller scale of course). Or will something like this not work well due to the lack of c-class IP diversity and or the fact all of my main sites are on the same IP?
    I'm in the process of building my small high pr blog network. I had the same issue so I splitt my money sites into groups and do not interlink them so even with 5 unique IPs you can have let say 50 sites 10 sites per ip, as long as they do not interlink and create a appearance like a typical reseller hosting.
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