09 Jul 06
26 Apr 10 10:10 pm
Addon domains ARE separate domains. You can typically access and administer them through your "main" domain, but I think they also tend to have their own cpanels as well.
I have a Hostgator site with "addon" domains, and I can access the cPanel for my "addon" domains by going to myaddondomainname.com/cpanel
But to answer your question: You get separate cPanels for each site you set up through our hosting.
I don't think Google cares about "obvious affiliate marketing sites" in the sense that they see you promoting an affiliate product and they deduct ten points.
Anything they "like" or "dislike" goes for any site with any form of monetization.
I think they might have ways of looking at the history and activity of a site and using this to make a judgment on whether they think the site is going to be around for the long haul, and whether it offers good value to visitors.
There's an observed phenomenon people have called the sandbox, where new sites often get knocked out of the rankings for around six months. Possibly so that they can be sure you're not just out for a quick buck. But it's anecdotal.
I think that maybe a lot of affiliate sites are built and evolve in a way that doesn't match the evolution pattern of a "not just for profit" website. They go up fast, get backlinks fast, and do some other stuff. And this MIGHT alert Google that your site is out there to make money.
But I don't think this alone is any reason for them to hate you. Big sites do affiliate marketing too, and Google earns a buttload of money from affiliates doing PPC.
So the short answer is... no, they don't hate affiliates.
Promote affiliate products alongside your Adsense if you like. Lots of people do.