IPv6, C-Blocks, and How They Affect SEO

June 16th, 2014 – Posted by Tom Anthony to Technical SEO and Advanced SEO

The author’s posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.

You have probably heard about IPv6, but you might remain a bit confused about the details of what it is, how it works, and what it means for the future of the Internet. This post gives a quick introduction to IPv6, and discusses the SEO implications that could follow from the IPv6 roll-out (touching specifically on the concept of C-Blocks). A quick caveat: This stuff is hard, so let me know if you spot any missteps!

A very brief intro to IP addresses (v4) & c-blocksYou’re likely familiar with IP addresses; they are usually written in the following format:

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