Private Blog Network - How?

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Hey guys. I am currently working on my private blog network for a certain competitive niche. I have some domains and am buying some in the next time. Question is: How do you host them? They need to have different IPs/Servers? Is there a hosting company where I can host them all individually with different IPs?
What else do I need to know about blog networks?

Best wishes!
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  • Profile picture of the author alternatesword
    google about "seo hosting" you can find lots of hosting providers. Read the review about them then choose yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
    SEO Hosting do provide separate IP's for every domain but as Mike said hosting domains on the same shared hosting plan will make it more natural. So host few domains on separate IP and some on shared IP.

    We basicaly put all our sites on diffrenet IP and than hosted few more domains (not included in blog network) on the same IP to reduce the footprints.
    What else do I need to know about blog networks?
    There are so many things you need to know to prevent it from DE-indexing from Google and getting out the best SEO benefit from it.

    The most important among it is reducing foot prints, you must not place the same links on all the domains of your networks. For example if you have W,X,Y,Z (4) domains in your blog network and want to optimize a site A, DO NOT put the links of A on all the W,X,Y,Z domains because when you will repeat it with another site B your all 4 domains will point out to the same site A and B which will make it easy enough to detect all the sites on your network.

    Another thing is to use Unique content on all your domains DO NOT use spun content. Spun content can leave enough footprints (N-Gram technique for search engines).

    Also mix links to your money site with authority sites in your content. While its just a beginning keep reading there is looooooooot to be learned about blog networks.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Rohit View Post

      SEO Hosting do provide separate IP's for every domain but as Mike said hosting domains on the same shared hosting plan will make it more natural. So host few domains on separate IP and some on shared IP.
      Shared vs SEO hosting has absolutely nothing to do with anything looking natural. SEO hosting is basically the same thing, just you are getting multiple IP's for a discounted price.

      No, the problem with SEO hosting is they are an easy target for Google.

      Originally Posted by Rohit View Post

      We basicaly put all our sites on diffrenet IP and than hosted few more domains (not included in blog network) on the same IP to reduce the footprints.
      That is a completely unnecessary extra step. The nature of shared hosting is that there is already other sites hosted on the same IP. Sometimes a hundred or more. So there is no need for you to put additional sites on the IP to cover up anything.
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      • Profile picture of the author SeoKnightsInc
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Shared vs SEO hosting has absolutely nothing to do with anything looking natural.
        Well my point is not about Shared Vs SEO. All what i said that few domains of blog network at shared IP makes it more natural.

        I dont think you mean to put all your domains on a shared hosting so basically for a network of 20 domains you have just 3-4 unique IP's(3-4 shared hosting accounts). Do you ? Can it help in reducing the footprints ?

        Is it cheaper to get 10 shared hosting plans for 20 domains rather than getting 20 different IP ?

        That is a completely unnecessary extra step.
        Well again i was talking about hosting on separate IP's and than looking natural rather than getting multiple shared hosting plans.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by Rohit View Post

          Well my point is not about Shared Vs SEO. All what i said that few domains of blog network at shared IP makes it more natural.

          I dont think you mean to put all your domains on a shared hosting so basically for a network of 20 domains you have just 3-4 unique IP's(3-4 shared hosting accounts).

          No for a network of 20 domains, you have 20 different hosting accounts. I never let my own network sites share the same IP.
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  • Profile picture of the author normahl
    Thank you for the information! Yes. How about this one then? SEO Hosting - SEO Web Hosting with cPanel and Multiple Class C IP Addresses
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  • Profile picture of the author realseowarrior
    Originally Posted by normahl View Post

    Hey guys. I am currently working on my private blog network for a certain competitive niche. I have some domains and am buying some in the next time. Question is: How do you host them? They need to have different IPs/Servers? Is there a hosting company where I can host them all individually with different IPs?
    What else do I need to know about blog networks?

    Best wishes!
    Let me clear this SEO Hosting misconception.
    SEO hosting is nothing different then regular shared hosting. Since when people host sites as network sites they are not meant to attract much traffic hence they don't consume either too much bandwidth or server resources (in most cases) ,hence they are sold cheap by webhosts by the name of SEO Hosting.

    They are exactly similar to regular shared host in terms of domains hosted on same ip or any other measure. Then why is it not a good idea to host your network domains at SEO hosts?

    Mainly because majority of the SEO networks are hosted on them and trust me majority of them are crap. So when google targets one , it plunders all of it without any exception and there are chance that your site might include as well.

    So , its better to host you network sites on regular hosts (you can get them very cheap nowadays) where most of the proper sites are hosted , for obvious reasons.
    Addon:Make your network sites look like real blogs or websites
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    • Profile picture of the author DynoMutt
      Originally Posted by realseowarrior View Post

      Let me clear this SEO Hosting misconception.
      SEO hosting is nothing different then regular shared hosting. Since when people host sites as network sites they are not meant to attract much traffic hence they don't consume either too much bandwidth or server resources (in most cases) ,hence they are sold cheap by webhosts by the name of SEO Hosting.

      They are exactly similar to regular shared host in terms of domains hosted on same ip or any other measure. Then why is it not a good idea to host your network domains at SEO hosts?

      Mainly because majority of the SEO networks are hosted on them and trust me majority of them are crap. So when google targets one , it plunders all of it without any exception and there are chance that your site might include as well.

      So , its better to host you network sites on regular hosts (you can get them very cheap nowadays) where most of the proper sites are hosted , for obvious reasons.
      Addon:Make your network sites look like real blogs or websites
      Do you have a list of recommended regular hosts to use?
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      • Profile picture of the author realseowarrior
        Originally Posted by DynoMutt View Post

        Do you have a list of recommended regular hosts to use?
        Ipage is good, the justhost provides cheap hosting too. The best way to find out deals on webhosting is to head over to a webhosting talk forum and search there. I hope you get what i mean?
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        • Profile picture of the author DynoMutt
          Originally Posted by realseowarrior View Post

          Ipage is good, the justhost provides cheap hosting too. The best way to find out deals on webhosting is to head over to a webhosting talk forum and search there. I hope you get what i mean?
          Thank you very much. I'm re-starting building a private blog network. I was about to host all of my newly purchased sites with SEO hosting, but decided to look into shared hosting.
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        • Profile picture of the author micksss
          Originally Posted by DynoMutt View Post

          Do you have a list of recommended regular hosts to use?
          Originally Posted by realseowarrior View Post

          Ipage is good, the justhost provides cheap hosting too. The best way to find out deals on webhosting is to head over to a webhosting talk forum and search there. I hope you get what i mean?
          Another thing to consider...If you require TONS of different shared hosting accounts and you already use a web host that you really like, ask them if you can buy more accounts from them that are on different servers (resulting in different IPs). You don't want to put all of your eggs in one basket (under one web hosting company), but this will help in your quest for having so many different accounts/IPs.
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      • Profile picture of the author WilsonA
        Originally Posted by DynoMutt View Post

        Do you have a list of recommended regular hosts to use?
        Just some names to get you started - hostgator, just host, blue host, ipage, fatcow, host monster, namecheap hosting, godaddy hosting, hawk host and yahoo web hosting. Try to use a coupon to reduce cost and sign up for at least 1 year to save money in the long term (at least that is what I do)
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        • Profile picture of the author DynoMutt
          Originally Posted by WilsonA View Post

          Just some names to get you started - hostgator, just host, blue host, ipage, fatcow, host monster, namecheap hosting, godaddy hosting, hawk host and yahoo web hosting. Try to use a coupon to reduce cost and sign up for at least 1 year to save money in the long term (at least that is what I do)
          Thank you very much.
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          Originally Posted by WilsonA View Post

          Just some names to get you started - hostgator, just host, blue host, ipage, fatcow, host monster, namecheap hosting, godaddy hosting, hawk host and yahoo web hosting. Try to use a coupon to reduce cost and sign up for at least 1 year to save money in the long term (at least that is what I do)
          Thanks, this was a helpful list for me also.
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          • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
            have you ever considered the fact that google is making life hell for people who ARENT trying to abuse search engines because of people who build spammy networks? google is fighting SPAM (yes thats what you're going to create with those 20 websites, pure spam). please do everyone a favor and stop making networks for personal gain. surely you're not going to create them to help ME
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            • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
              Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

              have you ever considered the fact that google is making life hell for people who ARENT trying to abuse search engines because of people who build spammy networks? google is fighting SPAM (yes thats what you're going to create with those 20 websites, pure spam).
              My network has better content than the link sources pointing at the site in your sig so I would not be making blanketing accusations if I were you.
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              • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
                Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                My network has better content than the link sources pointing at the site in your sig so I would not be making blanketing accusations if I were you.
                The difference between your network and my website, Google isn't trying to get rid of my site. Shitty backlinks to my website doesn't prove my point invalid - Google hates link farms and that's what your entire business is about. I don't know why you getting all angry and personal bro. But now that we're at it.. at least I don't build a ton of trash blogs, sell "professional guaranteed seo services" for $350/mo just to slap a few links on my trashy blogs, hoping that their ranks go up so I can make a buck at the expense of naive website owners.

                Good day
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                • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                  Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

                  The difference between your network and my website, Google isn't trying to get rid of my site. Shitty backlinks to my website doesn't prove the point invalid - Google hates link farms and that's what your entire business is about.
                  LOL you admit your links are garbage and on top of that you are trying hard to add signature links which is spammy as they come but you think that Google is after me more than you? thats funny. SO why aren't you ranking? DO you know what a link farm is? Here's a tip I have less links on a page than this thread does. IF google is after my site linking to another site they are after your site with the lousy content even more because you are doing the same thing - linking from a site you obviously have associations with to the site in your sig. You are guilty of being a pot calling the kettle black. Only difference is you are doing it less effectively.

                  Welcome to the real world Cosmit. ABC links to Disney who owns them and ESPN gives links to their sister sites too. Thats all a network is. You and some other people problem is that you all base networks of of BMR,link rentals. Networks and bought links runs a good part of the net. You will just have to live with it buth then you are because your backlink profile indicates you are trying the same thing.

                  and umm Of course we are not doing it to help you...... Why should we? We owe you something?
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                • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                  Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

                  But now that we're at it.. at least I don't build a ton of trash blogs, sell "professional guaranteed seo services" for $350/mo just to slap a few links on my trashy blogs, hoping that their ranks go up so I can make a buck at the expense of naive website owners.
                  Hey if you want to highlight my services and offers who am I to complain? Everyone in this thread knows you are just mouthing off because you don't know what my network looks like, how I do SEO or that I only slap links on blog page like you claim. You are just mad because I pointed out that what you were claiming others shouldn't do you were in fact doing. I am not mad. I merely pointed out to you not to make blanket statements.

                  So yes I charge $300 and up and guarantee my work. I don't care that newbs such as yourself immediately think oh guarantee - what a rip off! without reading what the guarantee is. I don't get naive website owners. I get well educated ones that don't say - on no $300 a month on my business that s too expensive I could buy 4 video games for that."

                  Sorry but people that get all bent out of shape because they see a service that costs a few hundred dollars are quite frankly kids. Grown ups who are in business drop thousands of dollars for advertising. Shucks they pay the janitorial service company more to clean because they make more money not doing it themselves (let it sink in).

                  Mind you they are in real business not running adsense sites - but rather than being naive they are successful business people which is why they have the money to begin with and you don't.

                  I get a kick out of people on this board claiming that they know SEO and only newbs hire people. this is the group that got slapped silly by Panda, Dropped kicked by Penguin and sent to detention by the EMD updates. Then they have the laugher strategy of dropping sig links on a forum to rank along with linking from adsense site (lol) but they are so good at SEO that they can call people who hire full time full service SEOs newbs.

                  Newbs in delusion of being good SEOs - please - you don't know SEO worth a lick.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
                    Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                    Hey if you want to highlight my services and offers who am I to complain? Everyone in this thread knows you are just mouthing off because you don't know what my network looks like, how I do SEO or that I only slap links on blog page like you claim. You are just mad because I pointed out that what you were claiming others shouldn't do you were in fact doing. I am not mad. I merely pointed out to you not to make blanket statements.

                    So yes I charge $300 and up and guarantee my work. I don't care that newbs such as yourself immediately think oh guarantee - what a rip off! without reading what the guarantee is. I don't get naive website owners. I get well educated ones that don't say - on no $300 a month on my business that s too expensive I could buy 4 video games for that."

                    Sorry but people that get all bent out of shape because they see a service that costs a few hundred dollars are quite frankly kids. Grown ups who are in business drop thousands of dollars for advertising. Shucks they pay the janitorial service company more to clean because they make more money not doing it themselves (let it sink in).

                    Mind you they are in real business not running adsense sites - but rather than being naive they are successful business people which is why they have the money to begin with and you don't.

                    I get a kick out of people on this board claiming that they know SEO and only newbs hire people. this is the group that got slapped silly by Panda, Dropped kicked by Penguin and sent to detention by the EMD updates. Then they have the laugher strategy of dropping sig links on a forum to rank along with linking from adsense site (lol) but they are so good at SEO that they can call people who hire full time full service SEOs newbs.

                    Newbs in delusion of being good SEOs - please - you don't know SEO worth a lick.
                    Yes, you're right I don't know SEO. You could be making billions for all I care. My point is simple. Google hates link farms. cheer up bud
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                      Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

                      Yes, you're right I don't know SEO. You could be making billions for all I care. My point is simple. Google hates link farms. cheer up bud
                      Ahh so you want to discuss link farms? Ok start another thread about that . This is about SEO networks. If you think they are one and the same start your education by looking it up on Google. Networks can be built with entirely solid sites that stand on their own and have great content even but your clueless on this so will argue based on ignorance that all are the same.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
                        Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

                        Ahh so you want to discuss link farms? Ok start another thread about that . This is about SEO networks. If you think they are one and the same start your education by looking it up on Google. Networks can be built with entirely solid sites that stand on their own and have great content even but your clueless on this so will argue based on ignorance that all are the same.
                        Your networks are intended to artificially rank your client's websites, are they not? Isn't that the WHOLE POINT of building a ton of websites on DIFFERENT HOSTS with DIFFERENT IPs so that GOOGLE won't DETECT it? Why hide something if you're not doing anything wrong?

                        I may be clueless as you say, but if you answer YES to the question "are you manipulating search engines for personal gain" then my point remains valid.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                          Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

                          Why hide something if you're not doing anything wrong?
                          A company does not get to determine something is morally wrong. Stop sucking the Google koolaid. Leave that to the deity or base it on a logical moral argument. Google is not God and in the history of business it has NEVER been morally wrong to buy a company for its assets and leverage its assets to help your other businesses. It is done every month. People buy off bankrupt companies and use whatever they have even advertising assets. Same goes for sites and domains. We have different Ips because it leverages the effect of the bought assets and because Google is wrong. It has a double standard. It looks the other way when big companies utilize their network and I myself have seen Google linking to their own partners from followed pages on Youtube. Besides google is the LAST company that should talk about manipulating search results. They straight up sell the top three positions for cash and claim its okay because they put a pastel color in the background

                          Lol Okay so I guess I should put a pastel color behind my links and it will be right.

                          However if you must know I DO aim to build my sites to the point where they serve a purpose for visitors (far more that the crappy adsense site linking to your "non networked" site)

                          then my point remains valid.
                          Your point got sick, died and had a nice funeral days ago when I checked your backlinks and found you were pointing backlinks to the site in your sig from an adsense site (apparently removed now but stills showing as having been there in SEOspyglass). The only point you have proven valid is that people talk a whole lot of hypocritical things on forums.


                          P.S. A network does not have to have "tons of websites". You are thinking like a WSO SEO. Its about quality not quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    You can put many sites on the same IP.

    Example: I have 100 guest post sites divided in 25 broad niches. So that makes 4 sites per niche, so as each client website can get max 4 links from guest post sites then it makes no sense to put them on 100 different IP's, so I dedicated 4 shared hosting plans for these 100 sites.

    Other example I have 32 bookmark sites hosted on 16 IP's, simply cause clients would never get links from more then 16 sites (actually max 12) so same rule applies. No need to double the amount of hosts for nothing.

    If you have a lot of sites yourself that you need to rank and you don't want each site to have the exact same back link pattern then you can also host multiple sites per IP.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      You can put many sites on the same IP.

      Example: I have 100 guest post sites divided in 25 broad niches. So that makes 4 sites per niche, so as each client website can get max 4 links from guest post sites then it makes no sense to put them on 100 different IP's, so I dedicated 4 shared hosting plans for these 100 sites.

      Other example I have 32 bookmark sites hosted on 16 IP's, simply cause clients would never get links from more then 16 sites (actually max 12) so same rule applies. No need to double the amount of hosts for nothing.

      If you have a lot of sites yourself that you need to rank and you don't want each site to have the exact same back link pattern then you can also host multiple sites per IP.
      I agree with all of that. The OP was talking about 1 network for 1 site though I thought.

      Otherwise, yeah you can double up some sites on IP's, but just do not make those sites link to the same main sites. I do that all the time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        I agree with all of that. The OP was talking about 1 network for 1 site though I thought.

        You thought right

        Hey guys. I am currently working on my private blog network for a certain competitive niche.
        Niko's post doesn't apply
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Yeah I always read half of the stuff

    But hey, you can also build multiple sites to target a certain niche, I know guys with 100+ travel sites all focusing on the same destination.
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    • Profile picture of the author normahl
      I found a solution now. I have 3x PR4 domains and 2x PR5 which I am currently building to niche related sites in my niche.
      I am hosting those sites each on a different server. Just one domain on each of my friends hostings. Not a good permanent solution but for the beginning I think that'll work out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derrick H
    Why not hosting with a Multiple IP Provider...? Not all SEO hosting companies are sitting targets. I know of a few good SEO hosting companies out there that have a lot of diversity. Besides why would you want to have so many different log ins when you can manage everything under one roof?
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    - make the domain private by paying extra for Private Domain Registration
    - use different domain services (recommended)
    - use different hosting companies. Do not use the same IP, ever!
    - do not use the same themes, perhaps use different software other than wordpress. mix it up.
    - remember to always build backlinks to websites in your network. They need SEO'd too!
    - Treat your network like real websites. Post only high quality and unique content and build your brand. Try to get traffic to your network for it to be even more effective.

    I have over $10,000 invested in my network and I pay money all the time to keep them going. It ain't cheap!
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Oh yeah, it cannot be cheap. Just that, it won't be 10x expensive if you have 10 sites, it would probably come to around 4x-6x because you can leverage *some* of the work.

      Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post

      - make the domain private by paying extra for Private Domain Registration
      - use different domain services (recommended)
      - use different hosting companies. Do not use the same IP, ever!
      - do not use the same themes, perhaps use different software other than wordpress. mix it up.
      - remember to always build backlinks to websites in your network. They need SEO'd too!
      - Treat your network like real websites. Post only high quality and unique content and build your brand. Try to get traffic to your network for it to be even more effective.

      I have over $10,000 invested in my network and I pay money all the time to keep them going. It ain't cheap!
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  • Profile picture of the author dumaharyanto
    is building blog network really expensive?
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    • Profile picture of the author micksss
      Originally Posted by dumaharyanto View Post

      is building blog network really expensive?
      From the amount of hosting accounts required alone it sure sounds like it. Add on the cost of getting the domains, content, etc. But there most be something worth while about doing it that justifies the expense of it all
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    • Profile picture of the author WilsonA
      Originally Posted by dumaharyanto View Post

      is building blog network really expensive?
      YES, between $1,500 to $5,000 depending on the size to get started and then there is hosting which renews each year depending on how you buy it. It seems cheaper in the long run though especially if you have a few sites to rank or you are going after a really good keyword that you can retire on
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by WilsonA View Post

        YES, between $1,500 to $5,000 depending on the size to get started
        Not to get started. I have helped hundreds of people get started and most did not start out with $1500 - $5,000. You can start with a few hundred dollars and a few PR3s will still give you a good lift in many serps.

        And I use absolutely no hosts that requires me to pay a year in advance. too many hosts do well for awhile and go down hill. I refuse to lock myself into a host for a year upfront. Go to webhostingtalk forums in their shared offers section and you will find lots of hosts better than Godaddy and cheap.
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        • Profile picture of the author WilsonA
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Not to get started. I have helped hundreds of people get started and most did not start out with $1500 - $5,000. You can start with a few hundred dollars and a few PR3s will still give you a good lift in many serps.

          And I use absolutely no hosts that requires me to pay a year in advance. too many hosts do well for awhile and go down hill. I refuse to lock myself into a host for a year upfront. Go to webhostingtalk forums in their shared offers section and you will find lots of hosts better than Godaddy and cheap.
          I didn't mean they require you to pay a year in advance I usually just go with that when I sign up because of the savings involved especially when you add a coupon as well.
          Yea that budget is not to get started but I am only half way through mine and I am already in the middle of that range and I initially started thinking I was only going to spend a few hundred dollars but that's because I am going with pr 3 and above domains and I am getting at least 1 years worth of hosting. The results have been very impressive so far
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        • Profile picture of the author zipper
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Not to get started. I have helped hundreds of people get started and most did not start out with $1500 - $5,000. You can start with a few hundred dollars and a few PR3s will still give you a good lift in many serps.
          Mike Anthony gave the best answer here in my opinion.

          I'm building out a private network of my own right now with 10 PR3-5 domains and it doesn't cost anywhere near $1500 if you use your head a little and know what to look for.

          I was going to give the OP a clue on how he could keep his costs down, but I don't want to give away all the secrets.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Lim
      Originally Posted by dumaharyanto View Post

      is building blog network really expensive?
      Prepare to spend more thousands buck to see the tiny effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author FranksToys
    Dont use sEO hosting. Big scam and waste of money. One of the main reasons networks get destroyed.

    Thats the one thing I look for right away when buying a link service or buying links from a network. If they pride themselves on using "SEO hosting" I know they don't have a clue baout what they are doing.
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    Originally Posted by normahl View Post

    Question is: How do you host them? They need to have different IPs/Servers? Is there a hosting company where I can host them all individually with different IPs?
    What else do I need to know about blog networks? Best wishes!
    I think the different IP address theory is just that, a theory. I have seen no evidence to back that up. But if it makes you feel better, you can buy dirt-cheap hosting on eBay for less than $10 per year per account. Before you do buy, look at the eBay buyer feedback and accept that some of the cheap hosting will be pretty unreliable.

    The other things you may wish to do are:

    1. Use a different theme and different plugins for each site (assuming you are using Wordpress)

    2. DO NOT CROSS-LINK the sites. Build some good links into each site from other sources.

    3. Go for quality rather than quantity. I'd much rather have 10 x PR3 sites than 100 x PR1s

    4. Radomise the posts on the home page so each site looks different from a text-footprint point of view. There's a great plugin that does that called Old Post Promoter. It is free.

    Good luck with your project.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicky Papers
    Originally Posted by normahl View Post

    Question is: How do you host them? They need to have different IPs/Servers? Is there a hosting company where I can host them all individually with different IPs?
    Have you checked out Arctic Hosting? Arctic SEO Hosting - Reliable Web Hosting For SEO Professionals I've set up some smaller networks with them and have had pretty good results in the SERPs. Price was reasonable too.
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  • Profile picture of the author limestone614
    Originally Posted by normahl View Post

    Question is: How do you host them?
    I use a combination of shared hosting packages on:

    Godaddy, Hostagator and Bluehosts

    They need to have different IPs/Servers?
    Each package has a different IP address.
    Each package hold multiple domains, but never 2 that are on the same network.

    Is there a hosting company where I can host them all individually with different IPs?
    I've not found one, however you can use 1 server with multiple IP addresses.
    (Someone may come along and give an example?)

    On the server and in DNS you can set each domain to a particular IP Address, some clever jiggery pokery by someone who understands setting up the DNS, WHM console etc on your server and you can manage it.

    Tough though.

    What else do I need to know about blog networks?
    They can be expensive, with renewal, content, hosting etc, it all adds up.
    we use xMarkpro to manage it all.

    The rest of your answers are here, in this forum.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by limestone614 View Post

      we use xMarkpro to manage it all.
      Liked them. Only issue why we haven't gone with them yet is because we have a lot of reseller accounts and its kind of slow with Cpanel's WHM. Another new option is CMS commander (the only service even making a good attempt to move beyond Wordress to Drupal and Joomla too) but Xmarkpro is the only one where all you need is the original logins from your host and it will create the accounts from scratch from there no matter how many domains you add on. All the others you have to manually add a plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author limestone614
    The thing about xMarkpro i like is the support.

    Matt's pretty well instant with fixes to any issues and you get regular updates. Plus as you say, any cpanel, pretty much single click install an entire site, content, images, links and all.

    Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, Custom sites, it matters not.
    Amazing, and cheap and it helps me a lot.
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