Can Google Penalize Your for Owning Hundreds of Sites?

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Let's say you have 100 sites. If they all have adsense on them, that is a no no.

But what if they are sites without any ads on them. Will Google still not like that and penalize you for having a bunch of "thin" sites?

I've heard a lot of people get away with this, just seeing what other word there is on the street.
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  • Profile picture of the author redpigscanfly
    Originally Posted by easygoingdude View Post

    Let's say you have 100 sites. If they all have adsense on them, that is a no no.

    But what if they are sites without any ads on them. Will Google still not like that and penalize you for having a bunch of "thin" sites?

    I've heard a lot of people get away with this, just seeing what other word there is on the street.
    Why do you think that google doesn't like this?
    I have one site on page 1 and another one page 2 targeting same keyword. What the problem who is the owner of sites?!?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
    Google does not care if you have 10,000s of sites. If you try to interlink them and somehow games the rankings of certain sites then they frown on that. However, if you play by the rules you could own as many as you like.

    They only get pissy when you try and manipulate their index but then again that is what SEO is all about

    All the best

    Sean
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Sean Donahoe View Post

      Google does not care if you have 10,000s of sites. If you try to interlink them and somehow games the rankings of certain sites then they frown on that. However, if you play by the rules you could own as many as you like.

      Sean
      Google could care less if you interlink. Why this is one of the biggest secrets
      is beyond me. Maybe people like to save this tidbit for customers or something.

      Or it's just a myth that won't die.

      Why would you not interlink? Seriously. What's the difference between owning a
      boatload of sites, or having a boatload of squidoos, hubs, wordpress, blogspots,
      EZA, etc. linking up? Nothing. If it were, sites like squidoo would not be a power.
      Squidoos are linked up.

      In fact, this whole myth blows apart when you consider that internal linking
      is golden. If this were bad, then nobody would ever interlink. After all, if
      you had 5,000 pages, all interlinked, you own them. And that's..um...bad?!?!

      The whole thing is crazy on so many levels.

      Gaming the system is gaming the system. That has nothing to do with
      interlinking.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Karlis
    Just don't crosslink them. Threat them as completely seperate pages and you will be just ok!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fredrik Aurdal
    You can use several websites as feeder sites, pointing your main money site. It does work, and can't really see why Google should have any problem with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dee Odus
    People that are saying you should not crosslink them are right, but that's not the complete statement. if you have all your websites on the same I.P address this is the only time Gooogle will know these websites belong to the same person, if your websites are on different I.Ps you can interlink all of them and Google will know not :-)

    am i right?
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    • Originally Posted by Dee Odus View Post

      People that are saying you should not crosslink them are right, but that's not the complete statement. if you have all your websites on the same I.P address this is the only time Gooogle will know these websites belong to the same person, if your websites are on different I.Ps you can interlink all of them and Google will know not :-)

      am i right?
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      • Profile picture of the author heavyjay
        Originally Posted by googleseomarketing View Post

        You can buy special SEO hosting if you are advancing a bit in your business (being it more expensive than for example the hostgator baby package). A special SEO hosting package would mean that the hosting company is smart and advanced enough to give you +-5 different IP addresses for the full price. If someone is interested in this.. you probably know how to use google or just reply me to search the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke McCormack
    Simple answer as said above is no, unless you are trying to game the system with footer links and blog roll links for example
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    The operative term here is "thin" sites.

    You can have as many sites as you like without any risk of getting slapped by Google however....

    Google is on the war path for sites with thin content. Thin being sites with little to no content, and the content that is on the site doesn't provide any benefit to the reader.

    If you didn't purchase domain privacy when you registered your domains Google can find out that you own all the sites so I'd reduce the footprint by getting private registration for each site. I wouldn't be interlinking my sites either.

    Originally Posted by easygoingdude View Post

    Let's say you have 100 sites. If they all have adsense on them, that is a no no.

    But what if they are sites without any ads on them. Will Google still not like that and penalize you for having a bunch of "thin" sites?

    I've heard a lot of people get away with this, just seeing what other word there is on the street.
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  • Profile picture of the author premiumlinks99
    The short answer is no. Why Google would penalize those sites? As long as you don't crosslink them and put quality unique content on your sites, you are sorted.
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Originally Posted by Karlis View Post

      Just don't crosslink them. Threat them as completely seperate pages and you will be just ok!
      Originally Posted by Dee Odus View Post

      People that are saying you should not crosslink them are right, but that's not the complete statement. if you have all your websites on the same I.P address this is the only time Gooogle will know these websites belong to the same person, if your websites are on different I.Ps you can interlink all of them and Google will know not :-)

      am i right?
      Originally Posted by premiumlinks99 View Post

      The short answer is no. Why Google would penalize those sites? As long as you don't crosslink them and put quality unique content on your sites, you are sorted.
      Hi Karlis, Dee, premiumlinks99,

      I believe all of you guys are wrong about cross linking. There is absolutely nothing wrong with cross linking as long as it makes since and is beneficial to users.

      James was right, Google doesn't care how many websites you have as long as you are sticking to guidelines.

      Paul nailed it with his post on interlinking. Google wants you to link your pages to other relevant pages, it makes for a better user experience.
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      • Profile picture of the author danilolee
        Google doesn't care if you have 100 or even 1 million websites. The more the merrier since you are providing websites for G index. As long as you build quality content and don't cross-link you are good.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahmanpaidar
    I can clearly see an "Add a site..." button in Google Webmaster Tools.
    I wonder why you didn't noticed that a webmaster can add as many
    sites as she or he owns. This is not breaking laws of anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    i wouldn't think so.. im sure there are millions of people worldwide who own hundreds, if not thousands of websites.

    penalizing an entrepreneur is bad for business. so i dont think they would do that.
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