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Benefit from translated articles

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by stroekent, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. stroekent

    stroekent Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I got a norwegian site with articles about finance and economy. I wanted the site to get a larger audience, so i translated some of the articles from norwegian to english. I did the translation manually, without any google translate etc. My TLD is .no. So i wonder if this will affect my ranking for the english articles. Also, do Google see translated articles as duplicate? Many of the sentences is changed during the translation, so it´s a bit different.

    Should i: 1) Just post the english articles on my .no site, and see how i rank. 2) Set up a new .com site for the articles to be placed on. 3) Post the articles on sites like ezine etc. Should the anchor text link be in norwegian or english in that case?

    What is the best way for me to use translated articles?

    Im grateful for all the help i can get!
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No, they don't see your translated articles as duplicate.

    I would put the translation on the same website but in a subfolder.

    Example, /en/ for your english version.
     
  3. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Translating the articles does not negatively affect your ranking. Every language article is unique and you will rank, especially if you have a lot of those articles posted on your site.
     
  4. genius1969

    genius1969 Junior Member

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    If you translate an article with google translate and just correct the errors, will it also be identified as unique?
     
  5. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Google translate or not, once the article is in another language, it is unique. Your ranking will not be negatively affected in any way

     
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    cwb528464 Newbie

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    It will help your ranking, and get more audience in this way. good job.
     
  7. stroekent

    stroekent Newbie

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    Thanks for all the answers. Im still a bit worried about if my TLD .no is going to manage to rank well for my english articles. My norwegian article is like this: mysitedomain.no/the-keyword, and for english it will be mysitedomain.no/en/the-keyword-in-english

    Will it be better to just place all the translated articles at a .com or .net site, and do some link-building to that site? When i search on my keywords in english, it´s only .com .net .edu .org that i see in SERP.

    If my local TLD is good enough, i will use WPML for translation.
     
  8. SionAndes

    SionAndes Junior Member

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    Are you optimizing Your English website version for Same Google Engine "Google(dot)no" ? Or it's for Google US ?

    if it's for different Google Engine then I prefer you to configure your Google webmaster tool accordingly this would be + point.

    like

    en(dot)websitedomain(dot)(TLD) --- configure Google Webmaster tool and locate it's for US
    de(dot)websitedomain(dot)(TLD) ---- configure Google Webmaster tools and locate it's for German

    In this way You can force the Google to Rank on specific location Google engine.
     
  9. stroekent

    stroekent Newbie

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    It is for Google US. So en.mydomain.no/english-article is better than my domain.no/en/english-article ?
    I just want the international audience to find my articles like i do with my norwegian articles for the norwegian audience.
     
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    HeRBaR Supreme Member

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    + for this one too