I have tried to Google the answer to my question and Bing'ed my head against my desk after not being able to find a clear answer. This could have something to do with me lacking in not being able to define a clear enough query for the big G and little B to answer. So maybe someone on ProWebmasters is willing to answer my question and help me out big time.
What I would like to know is if there are any (possible) negative affects/repercussions from Google and/or Bing for having multiple websites, all related to the same business-type, on one server and all of them sharing the same IP address.
On the server their will be a x number of websites from plumbers/blumbing businesses. All of them are totaly separate and legal business entities with completley separate owners. All of the websites will have the individual business address, phone number and other contact methods cleary displayed on the individual sites.
For Local SEO/SERP purposes the individual business information, location, business hours, Google+ and other social media channel will be defined in the json-ld format, ready for consumtion by G&B and everybody else that is interested. The only shared commonality (that I can think off) is that the businesses could be located in the same region and/or city.
Their will be no "duplicate" or "shared" content on any of the websites and there is absolutely no need to have any particular website "rank" higher then all of the others. This is not a noob link carousel building thingy.
G&B will only find a link in the footer off the different websites that points to my own business website. This link will be of the "nofollow" type, I am not trying to rank my own site at the expense of my customers.
From all of the above I am inclined to think that their could be no negative affect in the natural ranking of any of the websites, but I would like to know for sure if my assumption is correct.
If anyone reading this would like to know some additional information before giving a difinitve yes or no answer, let me know!
Thanks in advance.