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We are in New Zealand but our site is hosted in the US. We rank on the first page for our products in Google for US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan and NZ. This is crucial for our business.

WE have been advised to use a NZ server instead of the US server. My question is - will changing countries like this cause any issues at all with our Google rankings. I read below that we need to keep it seamless as possible - which we would do. That is great advice - but apart from that - is there anything we need to be aware of? Thanks! Susan

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What is the "below" that you're referring to? I get the impression that'll help give you a better answer. Also, how is your site structured: same content for all countries, or different? ccTLD or gTLD? –  GDav Jan 24 '13 at 8:36
On the anything else you need to be aware of section - Speed. Make sure you don't move from a fast server to a slower server. Additionally if your main target market is not NZ but globally distributed and you have enough traffic to justify it, a Content Distribution Network (CDN) might be worth looking into. –  joesk Jan 24 '13 at 12:14
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