I want to host a site on Heroku, but I didn't know if it would cause an issue with SEO. What are the positive and negative impacts on SEO for Heroku?

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    Why do you think Heroku would be different than any other hosting? Oct 13, 2017 at 18:29
  • @AndrewLott I had heard that Heroku moved content to different servers everytime an app went to sleep. I figured that might have some effect on SEO. Oct 14, 2017 at 6:21

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Google is like inspector, if they see in your home, you're living with bad people then they assume you're also bad. For example your host IP is and many (say 20) bad website also host in same IP, then Google might assume your website is also bad/spam. Because same home is used by many bad people.

So Google actually look into IP address not the host. If same IP address is used by many spammer then hosting your site on that IP address is not good.

And I think most of only developer use Heroku for web hosting, so I think they are good people, so it does not impact negative in SEO.

To findout which website host in same IP, then do a Google search "reverse ip lookup".


The only problems caused by a host for SEO are if it is a well-known host for spam and malicious code or it serves pages too slow. Other than that, the host doesn't matter.

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