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    If I Move to an addon domain...
    from a main domain, does that affect search engines?

    I've had a hosting account for a site that does well with Google for the main keywords. Lately, the space has been disappearing, and the site has been hacked (!).

    So I want to move, and I already have a hosting package that includes 10 addons, with space to spare. I simply want to move the site there.

    Is there any real dwonside to that viz. search? The URL people type will be the same, only my FTP client will know the difference.

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    The search engines shouldn't be able to tell the difference. A domain is a domain. They don't care where you host it.

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    Google does see bad neighborhoods

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    I'm not sure why an addon domain is considered a bad neighborhood. What do you mean?

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    Sorry, I was referring to "They don't care where you host it."

    They do care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Ward
    Sorry, I was referring to "They don't care where you host it."

    They do care.
    Could you be specific... I looked at that link and I didn't see any mention of hosting.
    Maybe I'm blind, but I only saw information about the content on your site not where you site is hosted.

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    There is a difference of opinion on this subject. I'm for playing it safe.
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/33273.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Ward
    There is a difference of opinion on this subject. I'm for playing it safe.
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/33273.htm
    That only mentions speculation. In any case, any normal webhost would not make a difference.

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