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At this point, few if any businesses are unaware of the importance and power of SEO. The integration of the internet into daily professional and personal life has changed the way everything works. People don’t shop the same way, they don’t work the same way and they don’t play the same way. Traditional media (such as broadcast TV) is dying an unceremonious death. This of course is changing the way marketing has to work moving forward.
Optimizing the visibility of a company’s online presence in a search engine’s results is the way to successfully market and generate leads from here on out. However, SEO is a tricky science, and not always a precise one. There are a number of sociological elements to deal with as far as SEO-oriented compositions are concerned. There are also, though, a host of technical aspects that SEO professionals may not themselves fully understand. IT people do, though. Yet, IT people are rarely SEO professionals themselves.
This is why an SEO professional might not understand the need for a class c IP checker, while an IT expert may not see the uses of this tool pertaining to SEO. To properly marry these two sets of knowledge, we have to look at both sides as if neither is well-known, to cover all bases. Then, we can look at what a class c IP checker actually does, and really see how powerful a tool like this can be for proper SEO strategies in more than one way.
So first, we need to understand what IPs and domains really are. IP addresses (which, unless IPv6) are four sets of up to three numbers, all connected by periods. These are like a combination of a postal address and phone number, and represent the address of a computer on a network. Modern networks, the modem at a location has an internet IP, and all the computers on the network have local IPs only known by that modem.
Domains are a simplification of the IP system, which makes it easier to share internet locations and navigate, in a way that mostly makes sense to the way humans tend to think. Before the invention of DNS, the internet was difficult to navigate, and wasn’t as interconnected as it is now. The problem is, domains and IPs are a bit more complicated than one IP for a server, and one domain for an IP or vice versa.
There are a lot of circumstances where multiple domains are pointed at the same IP or set of IPs, and the other way around. This can result in strategizing with SEO being a bit trickier, because checking index positions for sites and other such SEO research becomes confusing and cloudy.
As for SEO itself, well, that’s all about how modern search engines work. Search engines like Google periodically scan the internet for new things, and logs them. When users search for something, it and related similar wordings become “key words”. The amount of times, at certain intervals, that key words and secondary key words appear, is the simplified basic criteria for how relevant a website is to a search.
SEO strategies are largely about composing website content that drops these key words in the right places throughout, while not being obvious about it. The text needs to read naturally with these key words in there.
So, why does a class c IP checker make research for this easier? Well, it’s a bit indirect but once we see this, we’ll never un-see the relation between them again.
Gauging the effectiveness of SEO is done by using index checkers and other tools which look for specific domains and IP ranges that appear in a search engine’s results. The further down the list it appears, the less effective the SEO strategy, as a whole, has been. Since things like traffic and appearance in social sharing environments are also factors, this is a gross generalization, but a real enough one to carry credence.
However, without knowing the various domains that may point to a given page, as well as IPs a domain may be linked to, it’s not entirely possible to be sure that a site is always so low (or completely so high up) in the results these kinds of tools check. A class c IP checker can look at a domain, or a set of IPs, and show where different sets of either are parked in relation to the other, ensuring that all possible addresses are checked on, when the effectiveness of an SEO strategy is being gauged.
It’s pretty obvious why this is so crucial to SEO, looking at the big picture.
However, this tool is also useful outside the domain of just SEO. The problem with the internet is, it’s not centralized, and even things on the same domain may be on opposite sides of a country or planet, physically. This can result in things being half way broken, when something between a user and that part of the setup, isn’t working. Trouble shooting is easier, when the sets of IPs (which will be very different if in different parts of the world) are obvious in there being some physical distance, it’s easy to determine what the problems might be there.
Another big use for a class c IP checker is to keep track of domains registered and where they are parked, so a business can keep hold of the domains and hosts they have. Domains expire, though the length of time for an expiration can vary depending on the arrangements made with a registrar. There exist groups of people whom will obtain a lot of domains, and hold them ransom. Obviously, ones belonging to successful companies are more valuable for this strategy.
It’s not illegal, in most parts of the world and in most circumstances, to do this sort of squatting and holding a domain hostage. This is why domain age checkers and host checkers are so useful. Unfortunately, on their own, these tools can’t track everything, if a lot of domains and IPs are interlinked as is the case most of the time.
A class c IP checker can help an IT department know exactly what all domains are parked where, and as a result, always be on top of gauging the ages of the domains, and the hosting arrangements made. This empowers them to always be ready to renew a domain or hosting contract when they expire. This prevents any noticeable down time as far as users are concerned, and can permit them to outrun domain squatters most of the time.
These tools are also great for security. When intrusions happen or bans need to be made, multiple domains and IPs can result in not completely blocking such things long term. This is especially true now that broadband pretty much always guarantees IPs are renewed every time a modem resets (and sometimes just at random). Range bans, the old way to account for this, can unfairly ban entire parts of a city, district or country.
Class c IP checker tools can see the more dynamic ranges for such things, and allow repeated access by banned users or locations to be spotted and more firmly blocked in the future. This sounds simple, but it does a lot for security and control, especially given how malicious the internet can be with no provocation.
It also helps to blacklist access to things a business doesn’t want users accessing over their internet. These sorts of things might be adult sites, illicit piracy sites or things that eat too much bandwidth. Since proxies are a big tool for getting around this, IP checkers can spot proxies, and provide blacklist profiles to stop clever users from bypassing blacklists.
It can also be used to determine the “identity” of attackers whom have used a lot of IPs and domain ranges to obfuscate their location and make themselves harder to immunize against moving forward. Not only can said attackers be dealt with in a legal forum, but they can be prevented (at least within reason) after that. Other would-be attackers would also find it harder to conduct such attacks as well.
Finally, a more trivial use of a class c IP checker is in online gaming. Such things are big business, though! On top of the added security provided in this scenario, finding the swiftest connection between game servers and players (or between players in some cases) is very important to a game being able to work properly online.
Any online gamer who’s been around for a while can attest to the woes of poor net code or unresponsive connections brought about by poor server and routing choices. The ambiguity of domains and IP links these days can make such routing harder to do properly and efficiently. This is where an automated class c IP checker can help the match making functions of online gaming designs able to find the best routes and servers for players to have responsive, smooth gameplay.
Similar latency prevention helps with things like GPS, and other mobile data systems as well. Since cellular systems are an added layer of complexity and mess to have to deal with, the most efficient routing possible greatly reduces how slow and ineffective 4G would otherwise be.
On top of this, IPs are messier when it comes to roaming devices like these, and while they’re usually pretty good at preserving IPs when a phone moves from tower to tower, this isn’t always going to happen. When something depends on recognizable IP ranges to verify a user (or protect them for that matter), this of course becomes a bit of a cluster, without a class c IP checker or a similar tool around to untangle the mess that such systems can cause.
It’s really hard to fully grasp why IPs and domains are a mess like this, and what all the data coming from such an IP checker really means. Again, this is a case of IT people knowing what this tool does, but seeing only limited applications for it. Meanwhile, engineers and SEO experts see great uses for it, but only once they can understand the nature of it and why it’s so important.
There are a great many other, more technical situations which call for something like a class c IP checker, which are far more situational and hard to describe without a lengthy discussion of computer science and IP stuff for grounding. However, when these circumstances arise, the IT department needs this tool immediately on hand, so they can deal with things as need be.
Fortunately, while having a dedicated piece of software for this is a good peace of mind, online versions of this tool are prolific and free, meaning they cost only a little bandwidth to use. They’re also very open ended in most cases, allowing systems to hot link to them, offloading the work the tool needs to perform, to a server that already has it handy.
Any professionals that’re still unsure of the cruciality of this sort of tool should talk to their IT people right away, and get the low down on how class c IP ranges and domains really work, as that’s an entire lengthy topic in and of itself. It’s worth the time on both parties’ parts to really understand this, and not simply shrug off the need for such a tool.
Not having a class c IP checker won’t cause the apocalypse for a business, but it can certainly save a lot of grief and sorrow when the complexities of modern IT rear their ugly heads. And, make don’t doubt for one second that these challenges will come around. They’re as inevitable as day and night.