website with shared web hostingWith so many factors affecting search engine rankings, businesses need to carefully consider how their website is assembled, where it is hosted and who links to it. Get the combination wrong and your website’s position in the search results could drop, reducing the amount of people who may visit.

Shared web hosting is a cost-effective way of getting your business online by renting resources on a shared basis. So does sharing affect search engine ranking? According to Google’s own search expert Matt Cutts, the good news is no, shared web hosting should not create problems for your site. When asked about the difference between hosting on a shared server or with a dedicated IP address Cutts said: “There is no PageRank difference whatsoever between these two cases”.

There does arise a problem when your website is hosted on a shared server which is also used by less reputable sites. If your shared server is being used for spam, porn or gambling however, there could be a negative impact on your search engine rankings.

Although choosing a shared webhost should present no problems for the cost-conscious business, it is essential that they carefully check the other sites they serve. Performing such checks in advance will help ensure that your new website has the best chance of success from the outset.

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