Google Webmaster Help has released another video in which Matt Cutts gets down in the weeds of SEO, which is a spam site.
Matt Cutts clarified that even if your web host has a lot of spammy clients, it will not influence the ranking of your website. But, there are some "corner cases" where it gets a little more complicated.
A hosting company has different stuff on it, some good and some bad. There will be some spam but it would not affect you just because you are on an IP address or using the hosting company.
What’s in the Video:
Matt Cutts gave an extreme example of a hosting company, which was 27,000 sites of porn spam and two legit sites. It was something like pretty excessive for Google.
Google understands that when you use a shared hosting, you cannot control who else is on the same shared web hosting and if the sites are spammy. Matt says, if thousands of spammy websites are on one IP or shared hosting account, and you have one website on that hosting account that is on up and up, it can look a little bad.
If Google haven't looked at IP address for a long time in terms of gathering sites, then website owners do not have to worry about ranking.
Let's take a look at the Matt's video:
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