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SEO benefits of Translating your site into multiple languages?

Discussion in 'Google' started by tavenger5, Jun 29, 2009.

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    Is there any SEO benefit of translating your site into different languages. I would like to do something like site.com/xx/content where xx is the language code.
    SEMrush
    My site is already indexed very well by google. Will translated pages also be indexed or would they be seen as duplicate content? If not, would it be more possible to get traffic from different parts of the world that doesn't necessarily speak English?
     
    tavenger5, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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  2. roseplant

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    Translated pages will be indexed and ranked as unique content. They will also count towards the size of your domain (number of pages) which can boost the ranking of your site overall.

    You might consider also changing the 'charset' and 'language' meta tags of the translated pages, so they are identified by the search engines as the appropriate languages and listed on the respective localised Google sites.
     
    roseplant, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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    it makes it easier to view for more people
     
    ksalman92, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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    This is a good idea to improve your overall density of content. I would be careful with the method of translation you are using especially if you have native speaking users visit your page and realize your translation makes no sense. It could increase your bounce rate from users in other countries.
     
    Pyle121, Jun 29, 2009 IP
  5. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Well-Known Member

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    Yeh, that is one concern - the translation would be by google translator, then stored locally. It wouldn't exactly be a great 'human' translation.
     
    tavenger5, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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    For the love of God, don't do that. Either do it right or don't do it at all. Your site will DESERVE to go down the toilet if you stuff it with junk, i.e. machine translated pages.
     
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    I don't think using software for that would be a good idea; that would be full of errors.
     
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  8. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends if people find it useful or not - if it's good enough to read and at least understand, then maybe it's worth it. A search engine can't tell if something is grammatically correct or not.
     
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    If you are trying to target visitors globally multiple languages is a good idea to get the attention of other visitors with different language.
     
    Hersheys, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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    more pages means more seo keywords are targeted, that help in more keywords rank
     
    lindamood1, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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    I don't thin using Google Translator will translate your content properly
     
    aadisharma, Jun 29, 2009 IP
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    tavenger5 Well-Known Member

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    for 300,000 pages there's pretty much no other alternative.
     
    tavenger5, Jul 5, 2009 IP
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    translating facility will increase your website traffic
     
    Rumait, Jul 5, 2009 IP
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    Different language website solution: Today so many persons would like to have different language websites but they didn't get right guidance at this issue.
    As i have studied and find a cost effective solution for problem for following issues.
    1. New Domain Name: There is no need to take new domain name. you can do work on single domain name and save your domain cost.
    2. Hosting cost: If you would like to have new website in different language then you have to take separate hosting and it will cost for you.
    3. Maintenance and Development Cost: If you are developing new website for different language then you have to go for development and designing with cost effective company. It will cost you for all these stuffs and maintenance also.

    If you don't want to here about these problems then you should to with google Geo-targeting services. You can create different language folder at same website and develop some pages in website's folder. Now you can create xml site map for this language folder and upload it in the same folder and select desired language area in google webmaster tool.

    Soon google identify that you have develop webpages for particular country and language.

    This solution will save money and time also. It will charge less cost for doing marketing.
     
    neiljhonson, Jul 6, 2009 IP
  15. Patricianian

    Patricianian Well-Known Member

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    Sure, you can target multi countries and will definitely increase your website traffic ;)
     
    Patricianian, Jul 6, 2009 IP