I'm an Australian living in Thailand. I use Google Chrome as my primary web browser. Out-of-the-box, Chrome's combined address bar/search box will return results from google.co.th. That's fine but not optimal as my Thai literacy is fairly poor. Therefore I change my default search engine to google.com.au.
My question is: Should I instead be using google.com?
My two main concerns are that:
- I may be missing out on some information by using the Australian engine
- I may be getting slightly slower or faster search results (especially with Google Instant) depending on which engine I use
The types of searches I do are generally 'global' in nature (stuff about *nix, music, world events, etc.).