Hey WMS members, I have a question about private blog network.
If my domains have privacy protection, do I need to host them in different hosting companies in order to stay safe from search engines like Google? Is it a must to host them on different hosting companies?
Additional advise is much appreciated as well.
It is not entirely a must to host them on different hosting companies.
Here is what I mean.
As I am building a network, I am using different hosting companies for each site. However, as the network gets bigger and bigger (40, 50... 100 sites), I will loop back around to hosts I have used previously for that network.
The important thing is you do not want to end up on the same server. If you loop back around a few months later, chances are the host has sold out the server you first bought hosting on and is filling up another server. That is especially true with the more popular hosting companies out there.
The other thing to keep in mind is where the sites are linking. I will put network sites on the same hosting account if they are not linking to the same places.
Say I build a network that deals with fitness. I build another network around finance. I don't mind putting a fitness and a finance site on the same hosting account together because they are never going to link to the same sites.