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Join Date: Jan 2011
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| | Re: Hosting Location
I agree with John W, hosting location appears to be part of the ranking algo (not as important as many other aspects). So good content, site authority and relevance overcome many sins as does lack of competitive pressure. But why run a race with one arm tied behind your back?
On five occasions I have moved sites from US based hosting to equivalent hosting in Australia. These sites were a mix of .com's and .com.au's and Google Webmasters already listed Geo as Aus. They have all moved in ranking from non-existing on google.com.au to page 1 in a few days for some keywords without other changes - not an empirical result ...might be coincidence.
Shame really because Aussie hosting is so much more expensive (but still a trivial cost of website) than it is in Aus.
Speed of response should be better for Aus hosting for Aus audience and this us better experience for the user too...a positive side benefit.
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