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(Entry was posted by Randy Milanovic on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, January 15, 2015).

Hosting location and SEO

+John Mueller (and friends) could you clarify if a hosting provider`s servers are in Panama, will it negatively affect a Canadian or American company`s rankings? It occurred to me after reading your HREF and Canonical info posted by +Barry Schwartz ?

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  • Randy Milanovic: (and friends) could you clarify if a hosting provider's servers are in Panama, will it negatively affect a Canadian or American company's rankings? It occurred to me after reading your HREF and Canonical info posted by 
  • Abraxi Taxi: from what I have read best to use a server that is closer to you.But doubt the negative impact if any is serious.
  • Randy Milanovic: Yes, as I understand as well. I'm also aware of localization. I guess the degree of influence is behind my question 
  • Abraxi Taxi: I think minimal but I moved to a server within 100 miles of me to be safe.
  • Randy Milanovic: ^smart

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, January 15, 2015).

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