I recently read the following article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article...ng-Site-Audits
I was concerned by the paragraph that stated:
"Hosting...You should have some version of dedicated, virtual dedicated hosting or your own server. These types of hosting mean that when the search engine spider hits your site it thinks your site is all alone.
Tip: You want to keep your site alone in its room. Google has been known to devalue sites based on the company they keep on a server. Don't let hanging out with the bad kids hurt your site."
I have heard anecdotal references to this before but not any official line ie. Matt Cutts.
Any of you SEO Experts have any authoritative information on this?
How do the rest of you feel about it if you are not on a dedicated server or are most people on this forum dedicated now?