We would like to start this post with a real-life example:
“There was once a successful little barber shop located on a cozy corner in an Ottawa community. The shop had been around a long time with a steady customer base from the local area. One day the business beside them left, leaving that storefront vacant.
A new business moved in beside them. This new business was an adult store. Immediately, this affected the barber shop, as their regular customers stopped coming, not wanting to expose themselves or their children to this new neighbor of theirs. Eventually, and sadly, the barber had no other choice but to close his store and look for a new place to setup shop.“
If you were the barber, would you not be frustrated with the situation? We sure would.
This story is a direct analogy to the world of web hosting. When a web hosting provider puts your website on their server, you are essentially being added to a ‘neighborhood’ of other websites. You will probably ask how this could affect you, but when Google decides where to rank your website, an important factor it looks at is this neighborhood of where you are hosted to make sure there are no inappropriate, spam-related, or questionable websites also hosted there – as they could potentially affect yours, and ultimately, the Google user’s experience.
Most web hosting providers out there will accept any sort of hosting client who is willing to pay the monthly fee. This might be good for them, but it’s not good for you if you care about how well your company’s reputation is in the eyes of Google and customers.
Here at ABORG, we only offer our Ottawa web hosting services to professional and business websites. No adult sites, no questionable, unethical or controversial websites, and absolutely no spam or scam sites. When you’re hosted with ABORG, you can rest assured your website resides in a 100% business-friendly web hosting neighborhood.
Not to mention our ‘neighborhood’ is based in a top-of-the-line Tier 4 datacenter for ultimate performance!
So, where are you hosted?