C Class IP and SEO

Major search engines have become more complicated and elegant in their search algorithms. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing has started focusing on web hosting area. Now it is very important to take care while creating link network for your web site. One should take necessary safety measures before building link.

One need to check out who is his link partner and where his website is hosted and what is his IP address. Make sure the list of web sites on which you are placing your link in not hosted on same C Class IP.

Importance of C Class IP Address in SEO.

Search Engine does not prefer links from same IP address. It has started avoiding links from similar IPs. SO when ever search engine robot come to know that you got link from the same IP where you site if located or you have many backlinks from the same IP then backlink will not have any importance or it will have less importance. You will not get penalize or black listed if you have backlinks from same C Class IP, but you will not get any benefit either.

Search engine robots can penalize your web sites if they are:
  • Hosted websites on same IP address
  • Similar name server for websites
  • Identical WhoIs detail
  • Same rDNS domain for site

Make sure to check C Class IP of the sites before placing link, if site is not hosted on your own server. Different C Class IP hosting gives improved back link result.

Different C Class IP concept will surely help you in improving your SEO results. Class C IP technique will work the best without any doubt.

Below is the example of two similar C Class IP address to make you understand better.

Example of different C Class IP address

SEO Glossary - Search Engine Optimization Terminology Part-2

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Link farm
A collection of indiscriminate, often unrelated, web sites that link to each other to artificially boost link popularity.

Link popularity
Refers to the number and quality of inbound links to a web site from other web sites. One of the highest quality inbound links is a link from a major directory such as Yahoo!.

Link rot or linkrot
A link from a search engine, directory, or other web site that results in a 404 error page after a web developer modifies a web site with new URLs or removes pages from a web server.

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Meta refresh
Attribute in a meta tag in which one URL is replaced with another URL after a specified period of time. A method of redirecting end users from one URL to another.

Meta revisit

Attribute in a meta tag in which web designers instruct the search engine spiders to return to a web page within a specified period of time. Search engines do not honor this attribute.

Meta tag
An HTML tag, placed between the HEAD tags, that gives information about the content of a web page, such as what HTML specifications a web page follows or description of a web page's content. A meta tag, however, does not affect how a web page is displayed on a browser. For online marketing, the most common uses for meta tags are the keyword, description, and robots exclusion attributes.

Mirror domains or mirror sites
Multiple copies of web sites, often on different servers, with the exact same, or similar, content. Used to artificially boost link popularity and search engine visibility.

Mirror pages

Multiple copies of web pages, often on different servers, with the exact same, or similar, content. Most mirror pages are doorway pages tailored for a specific search engine.

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Navigation button
A graphic image, generally in a GIF or JPEG format, that links to a single URL

An element commonly used on framed pages. Content placed between the NOFRAMES tags display when a browser does not support frames or is configured not to display frames. Because almost all browsers support frames, search engines either ignore or place low weight on the content inside the NOFRAMES tags.

If a browser does not support a scripting language or if an end user has disabled client-side scripting in a browser, content between the NOSCRIPT tags is displayed. This element enables web developers to display alternative content in the event a script is not executed.

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Optimisation (Optimization)
The process of designing, writing, coding (in HTML), and submitting web pages to the search engines to increase the probability that your web pages will appear at the top of search engine queries for selected keywords and key phrases. The process of making a web page as perfect or effective as possible for end users and the search engines.

Outbound link
A link from a web site to a different web site with a different domain name.

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Page views
In site statistics software, the total number of times users view a single web page.

A numeric value that represents how popular a web page is based on Google's link analysis calculations. Part of this numeric value is the quality and quantity of links pointing to a web page.

In a search engine or directory, the process of ordering URLs so that the most relevant sites appear at the top of search results for a particular query.

Pay-per-click (PPC) involves paying for your website to have a prominent position on the relevant search results page of a specific search engine.

Proximity search
A search in which users specify that documents returned in search results should have the words (entered into the search query) near each other

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In a search engine or directory, the process of ordering URLs so that the most relevant sites appear at the top of search results for a particular query.

Reciprocal links
The mutual exchange of links from one site to another.

Relative link
A link that does not include an entire domain name, subdirectory (if used), and filename together in the URL. A link that is defined by its relative position to the current URL.

A search engine's numeric measure of how well a particular URL matches terms entered in a search query.

A software program that search engines use that visits every URL on the web, follows all the links, and catalogs all the text of every web page that (a) contains text, and (b) that can be visited or crawled. Also known as a spider or crawler, but the term "robot" is more and more commonly associated with automated agents.

Robots Exclusion Protocol
A text file that you place on your server that instructs search engine spiders to not spider and record the information in specified areas on your web site. The same function can also be utilized using the meta-robots tag.

The total value gained after a solution has been deployed. This is usually a figurative term, like total cost of ownership, since the true cost of deployment or migration is hard to quantify. A positive return on investment is desirable, since that means the solution has solved more problems than it creates.

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Search engine
Software that searches an index or database and returns relevant matches based on the information typed into a query.

Search Engine Results Page (SERP)
Abbreviation for search engine results page.

Search Engine Marketing involves a combination of free website submissions and paid search engine listings, to ensure your website reaches customers using search engines to research purchase decisions.

Semantic Web

The objective of the Semantic Web Architecture is to provide a knowledge representation of linked data in order to allow machine processing on a global scale.

Search Engine Optimisation (Optimization) is the art and science of increasing your website’s visibility to search engines for those important keywords and phrases that are relevant to your business. Search Engine Optimisation refers to the process of optimising a Web site so that it appears prominently in search engine results for specific keywords. Search Engine Optimisation may involve modifying the markup of a site to make it more Search Engine Friendly, which is free, or it may involve paying search engines or directories for inclusion. Some Search Engine Optimisation techniques are frowned upon because they involve trying to 'mislead' the search engines into believing your site is more relevant to a search term than it really is.

The act of taking extreme or excessive measures to achieve top search engine positions. Spam also can be the act of using any words, HTML code, scripting, or programming on a web page that is not meant to benefit the end user experience.

Software used by a search engine to find and retrieve web pages to include in its index.

Splash page
A web page, commonly the home page, that consists either of (a) a large graphic image and a link instructing visitors to "Enter" a web site, or (b) a Flash animation, a link to skip the Flash animation (Skip Intro), and a redirect to a new page after the animation is completed.


Server Side Include - a file spliced into a Web document on the Web server. May be performed by the Web server itself, or commonly by a server side script such as Perl, ASP, ColdFusion or PHP.

Static IP address
An IP address that remains constant, or the same, every time a person logs on to the Internet.

Static Typed
Static typed programming languages are those in which variables need not be defined before they're used. Static typing does not imply that you have to declare all the variables before you use them; variables maybe be initialized anywhere, but developers have to do so before they use those variables.

Stemming is the ability for a search engine to search for variations of a word based on its root. For example, if the word "running" is typed into a search query, search engines that utilize stemming might also display documents that contain the word "run."

Stop words
Extremely common words that the search engines will not record. This is done to save space on their servers and to speed up searches. Examples of common stop words include the, a, an, for, and, but, to, and so forth. Also known as filter words.

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Unique visit
presents a single, unique viewer who has visited a web site within a specified time period.

Usability refers to the ease with which a User Interface can be used by its intended audience to achieve defined goals. Usability incorporates many factors: design, functionality, structure, information architecture, and more.

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Virtual domain
A term used by web hosting services when multiple domains are hosted on a single web server. Each web site hosted on that server can have a unique domain name, called the virtual domain.

Represents one unique viewer who has visited a web site. One site visitor can view many web pages.

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Web Services

"Web Services" is the umbrella term of group of loosely related Web-based resources and components that may be used by other Web applications over HTTP. Those resources could include anything from phone directory data to weather data to sports results.

Web site
A collection of web pages, usually found under one domain, generally formatted in HTML, that contain text, graphic images, and multimedia effects such as sound files, video and/or animation files, and other programming or scripting elements such as Java and JavaScript.

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XHTML combines XML and HTML 4 to provide developers with a language that conforms to the XML format, as opposed to HTML which is based on SGML. XML is much simpler to parse than SGML, and standards exist such as XSLT, XPath, and XQuery for manipulating XML documents. Unfortunately, support for XHTML in browsers is poor, with the leading browser, Microsoft Internet Explorer, not supporting the XHTML mime type 'application/xhtml+xml'.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an extremely simple dialect of SGML. The goal is to enable generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with HTML. XML [XML] has been designed for ease of implementation and for interoperability with both SGML and HTML.

Extensible Stylesheet Language, or XSL, is a language that describes how XML content is to be formatted.


XUL( eXtensible User Interface Language; also 'XML-based User-Interface Language'), pronounced "Zool", is a standards-based language developed as a framework for executing applications within the Mozilla browser, just as you might run programs in the Java and .NET runtime environments.

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SEO Glossary - Search Engine Optimization Terminology

It’s very important to be aware about some of very important SEO terminology before start learning optimization. Here are few frequently used search engine optimization glossary for beginners. Even experienced SEO might not aware about all terminology. Have a look on below glossary to increase your knowledge.

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Alternative text:
In HTML, there is one alternate text option in image tag which will be display in case if image will not display on screen.

Anchor text:
The text which allows redirection to another page after clicking on that is called anchor text. Anchor text is written between anchor tag.

Index B
The links which points to your site form any other sites are called backlinks. It is also known as inbound links or incoming links.

A text navigation form displays in hierarchical linking structure. Usually when we search in Google, we find normal url/link like www.xyz.com or if it’s inner page then it looks like www.xyz.com/innerpage.html. But breadcrumbs link looks like home > product > plug-in > download.

Bridge Page:
Pages which are specially created to get high position in search engine result pages. That is not useful for end users are called bridge page. Bridge page also called doorway page.

It is a software through which user can view web pages on their computers. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape etc. are well known browsers.

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Google takes back up of each page it examines and caches (store) that version. Google uses that cached version to match for users query. Every search result have cached link through which user can check latest cached web page. That might be different then current available web page.

Cloaking is a process in which user sees diff content and search engine spider sees different page with different content.

Search engine spider also called crawler.

Cross Linking:
Linking among web pages within same website. It is also called internal linking of website.

Cascade Style Sheet, used to format web page. It contains set of formatting rules for better presentation of web page.

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Dead link:
A link available on web page but actually doesn’t exist on server. It is also called broken link.

Doorway domain:

Site which have mostly or only doorway pages. The only purpose of doorway domain is to get high position in search engine result pages and finally it redirects to another site.

Doorway pages:
Pages which are specially created to get high position in search engine result pages. That is not useful for end users are called doorway page. Doorway page also called bridge page.

Dynamic IP:
IP address which gets change every time user connects to internet is called dynamic IP.

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End page:
The page which is visible immediately after user click on link is called entry page. It also called landing page.

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Google spider is known as Googlebot

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Hallway Page:
Web page which is specifically created to link doorway page is called hallway page.

Hidden Text:
The text on web page is not visible to users but it’s visible to search engine spider. Its used to increase the keyword density in wrong way by fooling search engine spider.

Hypertext Link:
The text which allows redirection to another page after clicking on that is called anchor text. Anchor text is written between anchor tag. Hypertext link is also called anchor text.

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Inbound/incoming links:

The links which points to your site form any other sites are called backlinks. It is also known as backlink.


This term indicates the database that stores information about every page which is crawled (visited) by search engine. Those all website which are included in Google database are said to be indexed.

Index page:
Home page of web site is also called index page.

Inline link:
Links which are part of sentence or paragraphs, rather than simply listed in menu bar are called inline links.

Internal link:
All links which are redirected to another page of same web site are called internal links.

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A general term which is used to define a topic of web page, which is used as search query in search engine, is called keyword.

Keyword density:
The number of times keyword used in web page divided by total number of words on web page.

Keyword phrase:
A set of words typed into a search engine query. Also a set of words that accurately describes the contents of a single web page or web site.

Keyword prominence:
Refers to how "high up" on a web page a keyword appears. Generally, if keywords are visible on the first screen on a web page without site visitors having to scroll, the words are said to have high keyword prominence.

Keyword proximity:
Refers to how close keywords are to each other on web pages.

Keyword stacking:
Placing gibberish sentences and phrases on a web page in order to artificially boost keyword density, keyword prominence, and keyword proximity. Keyword stacking often occurs in title tags, meta tags, and invisible text.

Keyword stuffing:
Placing gibberish sentences and phrases inside graphic images or CSS layers. Often has the same meaning as keyword stacking.

Questions Might be Asked in SEO Interviews

At first site, SEO seems very easy thing to do. Actually it is not. To become master or expert in this field is not that easy as one can think. Even if you are not from IT background you can be an expert search engine optimizer but you must be aware about some strategy and skills.

I have collected some good as well as helpful questions which might be useful for an SEO interview. If you know the answers of such tricky question, you can stand differently among crowd. List of questions is as listed below:
  1. How you perform SEO on website?
  2. Do you know HTML coding?
  3. DO you have knowledge of Page Rank algorithms? Explain it.
  4. How you created any SEO tools either from scratch or pieced together from others?
  5. What does PageRank mean to you?
  6. What is the use of XML sitemap?
  7. What are your thoughts on the direction of Web 2.0 technologies with regards to SEO?
  8. Which SEO tools you use?
  9. What is the difference between robots.txt and meta robots tag?
  10. Under which conditions would you look to exclude pages from search engines using robots.txt vs meta robots tag?
  11. What is the most important thing to take care to get organic results in SERP?
  12. Do you have experience in copywriting and can you provide some writing samples?
  13. Have you ever had something you've written reach the front-page of Digg? Mixx? Or be Stumbled?
  14. What is the importance of META tags?
  15. Do you know Page sculpting? What is that?
  16. If ever you need to move all your contents to another domain, what steps will you follow?
  17. Tell me about top 10 “on page ” elements to optimize the site. Priority wise.
  18. Do you believe in buying a link? Do you think it’s a good practice?
  19. What is Latent Semantic Analysis (LSI Indexing)?
  20. What is Phrase Based Indexing and Retrieval and what roles does it play?
  21. What is the difference between SEO and SEM?
  22. What kind of strategies do you normally implement for back links?
  23. How social media is connected with SEO?
  24. What is the difference between PageRank and Toolbar PageRank?
  25. Why might you want to use nofollow on an internal link?
  26. Do you know about web analysis and its packages?
  27. From an analytics point of view, explain different between a user from organic search results vs. a type-in user?
  28. How do you distinguish the results of your search optimization work from a seasonal change in traffic patterns?
  29. How do you evaluate whether an SEO campaign is working?
  30. Explain about competitive analysis and which techniques do you use?
  31. If site doesn’t improves after 6 months of SEO work, how will you solve the problem?
  32. How many target keywords should a site have?
  33. How do *you* help a customer decide how to their budget between organic SEO and pay-per-click SEM?
  34. You hear a rumor that Google is weighting the HTML LAYER tag very heavily in ranking the relevance of its results – how does this affect your work?
  35. Why does Google rank Wikipedia for so many topics?
I hope these questioner helps you a lot...

About Me...


I am working as Sr. SEO Analyst with one of the reputed and growing software company.  I am involved with Search Engine Optimization field since Feb 2007. Web design and development are other interesting fields of mine other than SEO. Even I have written SEO guide for beginners who are new in this field. Just go through my SEO tutorial, its written in very easy language so that even non technical person can understand it.

I completed my BE-Computers from Gujarat University in June-2006.


  • Till date I did many SEO projects of different categories like casino gambling, dating, outsourcing business, traveling etc.
  • I am expert in on page optimization as well as off page optimization.
  • I do have good understanding of Search Engine Algorithms.
  • Can handle Google Analytics and Webmasters.
  • Do have good knowledge of HTML as well as XML.
  • Can work easily with Dreamweaver.
  • Have good experience in PPC campaigns.
  • Expert in various posting techniques like article, blog, forum, social bookmarking, RSS feed, group, directory, press releases, classifieds etc.
  • Do have ability to work with team as well as individually.
  • Can handle projects as one man army.
  • Do have ability to lead team.

Reason of Choosing SEO Field:
The most important thing in selecting any field is your interest. Initially I was not sure that I will continue my career with this SEO field. But as time goes, I started involving in this field deeper and deeper, more over what ever I try to do, I started getting success and I become confident that I can do SEO and I can get targeted results. It’s really fun to play hide and seek with Search Engine.

Now I decided to go ahead with this field only. It’s ever demanding field as long as internet world alive.

As you know experience makes man perfect, so I can say I am perfect and the best choice for SEO.

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