View Full Version : Website in Multiple languages
02-22-2007, 01:15 PM
What is the best way for search engine results to design my site in multiple languages? My domain name is strong and I have very good rankings in English. I thought if I just created added pages to my site in different languages I would be able to generate good rankings based on the strength of my domain. However I am being told that this may dilute my ranking for the English version of my site.
Obviously I can get new domains for each language but I do need for each language site to access the same database. Having new domains would delay the high ranking of those sites. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
02-22-2007, 02:46 PM
I would consider building out separate websites with the appropriate TLD domain(s).
02-22-2007, 10:14 PM
And about TLDs, google says:
Use TLDs: To help us serve the most appropriate version of a document, use top level domains whenever possible to handle country-specific content. We're more likely to know that .de indicates Germany-focused content, for instance, than /de or de.example.com.
02-23-2007, 02:14 PM
If your main traffic is English speaking, and you just wish to provide a version of your site in another language as a helpful service, put a link on the English page to the other language page. This, of course, is keeping in mind that you do not wish to rank for the second language. This should not cause any duplicate content issues either, but you if like, disallow robots to the other language site. Basically, the second language page will be one level down off each English language page.
02-23-2007, 07:03 PM
This should not cause any duplicate content issues either, but you if like, disallow robots to the other language site. Basically, the second language page will be one level down off each English language page.
Disallow robots to the other language site? I hope that was a joke. :)
02-26-2007, 12:06 PM
Yes. As stated, that is not something I would recommend - more of a "worst case" sort of thing.
02-26-2007, 01:38 PM
more of a "worst case" sort of thing.
What is the worst case? I do not understand.
02-26-2007, 01:41 PM
If for some odd reason you have a duplicate issue with multiple languages carrying the same content, which shouldn't happen anyway.
Simply stating all the options, not arguing a point.