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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blackberry, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. blackberry

    blackberry Power Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to ask if i wrote an article in lets say English, and then translate that same article to Spanish, will google recognize it as duplicate content or will google think that i have two unique articles?
     
  2. ButcherPete

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    If you used an automatic translator, that would just make for one poor quality article (see: Engrish)

    BUT if you got a native Spanish speaker who was also fluent in English to re-write it for you, I don't see how Google could recognize it as duplicate. Automatic translations are extremely unreliable, and I don't think big G is going to employ tons of English-Spanish translators in order to detect trans-lingual duplicate content.

    I am by no means an expert on how search engines work, but that's just my two cents on the matter :)
     
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  3. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    I agree. Google lets you use an automatic translator when the webmaster enabled it to be translator-friendly. Because of that, the grammar isn't usually perfect or close to perfect when the page is being translated.

    I don't think Google cares when it comes to trans-lingual duplicate content. It is too strenuous of a task for them to employ such meticulous checkers.
     
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  4. blackberry

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the replies. I will give it a try and see what happens.
     
  5. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    It is better to rewrite your article with someone rather than translating because it gives the best article.
     
  6. daniellefayton

    daniellefayton Newbie

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    like what the other have said, you better find someone who can translate and re-write it into another language.. in that way, you're assured that Google will not count the two articles as one article only.
     
  7. KevinA

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    To directly answer your question - they would certainly be considered as unique to each other, because search engine spiders read in html.