I have a question - does a server location effect SEO. Eg. I have a current server in my country Australia - however it is slow and laggy. I can get a fast server overseas however I am worried will it effect SEO.
So which is better
Slow server located in Australia OR Fast Server Located say in the US.
Well Google does look at the IP address of your web server and uses that as a ranking factor as well. So in theory you could obtain a benefit by having your website hosted in the country of the audience you're targetting.
But that's not the only "location" factor, they also use the domain to detect the location, and you can specify it in google Webmaster tools.