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I ask because I remember being asked on sign up whether or not I have any equipment in the us but also rememeber being told that a non related us web host would not count. The host is Godaddy.com which I have no relation with apart from if I was to have hosting from them ...
So would this effect my adsense account in anyway? Will have to change my tax information? etc ..
Any help appreciated.
whether or not I have any equipment in the us
We had this discussion on here when Adsense first introduced the tax forms. You're still an overseas publisher if you don't have a business presence in the US, i.e. don't have any equipment *that you own* or staff in the US.
Merely renting server space, or an entire dedicated server, is not considered a business presence. Co-location of your own box, or rent-to-own, generally is. So you're fine with just webspace, and nothing changes (taxwise).
If in doubt, check with Google of course, but make clear you don't own the physical server.
I now have two (mirror) servers supporting my main site; one at home on fast SDSL, and one in co-lo at Telehouse Europe, both in the UK.
If I get myself a third server, hosted in the US or Canada to give better responsiveness to my many US/CA visitors (just less than 50% of the total I think), then:
1) Will it change/improve how I am treated for AdSense (or AdWords) in the results generated, legally, or anything else?
2) Will it change/improve how Google and other search engines rate me when a US/Canadian visitor does a search?
I can *just about* pay for the US/CA hosting out of AdSense revenue if I bargain hard, but I want opinions on whether it will be worth the effort!
(I have plenty of capacity for the moment, so that is not the issue.)