What I'm wondering, as my hosting subscription is coming up for renewal:
1 - does having a server based in Australia make much difference to speed? 2 - does Google penalise slower sites? 3 - does Google take into account that if you have a .au domain, it should speed test for Aussies?
Basically, trying to get advice on whether it's worth moving hosts - the few website I've found discussing it try hard to push you in a particular host's direction, and then you see their affiliate code, which makes it harder to validate :/