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(Entry was posted by Ryan Logan on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, March 15, 2018).

Does domain privacy have an impact on SEO?

Domain Privacy Does this have an impact on SEO, one way or the other? Thanks!
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  • Alan Bleiweiss: Create a PBN. Don`t use privacy on any of the domains. See what happens. ! 😜 okay don`t do that. I was being a wise guy, because I just finished a "review" audit of a development site where they were supposed to FIX the issues I found in my original audit, yet where they only fixed some, and made many other things much worse! Sorry.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: To answer your question, if you are not doing anything toxic from a search engine guidelines perspective, there`s no reason to hide domain ownership. Conversely, if you don`t privatize your info, you`ll be spammed until you die. No positive or negative impact from an SEO perspective.
  • Doc Sheldon: If you`re hiding some behavior, privacy can be handy. Just realize that Google is a registrar, too... so when it comes to them, there IS no registration privacy. You can keep your identity secret from your competitors, though. ;) But to answer your question, there`s no impact from an SEO standpoint, either way.

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