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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blabla90, Feb 27, 2017.

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  1. blabla90

    blabla90 Newbie

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    Ok guys, first of all - I am serious newbie :) so I am sorry in advance if this is stupid question. I'm reading forum last few days and I am trying to learn basics but I was not able to find anything similar to this and now I don't know what is the best solution for my "problem".

    Here's what's going on:

    I'm building my own site (beauty related, if that makes any difference), content will be all by me (and I think it is pretty good quality - from articles to photos - of course, for someone who is interested in beauty). Now, as I am totally new to all of this, I would like to start with some basic "SEO" (if that's even counted as a SEO) such as tags, photo names, linking thru articles to my other articles etc. That's what is not confusing to me as a beginner. Now, here's what's confusing:
    I will write on my native language AND in English. For now, I have similar number of native language and English language "followers" (not really "followers" - but people who are interested in my work and what I have to say).
    Should my titles and links to articles be in my native language or in English?
    I analyzed it a bit, but I still have no clue. My country is small, so I would be able to get traffic kinda easy. Also, I would be able to get nice offline business from that traffic (ofc, beauty related). On other side, to get great amount of traffic from English readers would be more difficult, but it would be better in pay off meaning (but it would also take a looong time before it is happen).
    So: if I put it in my native language - English readers would not have a clue what I am talking about before they click on link (so they will not probably click) aaand if I put it in English - people who search in my native language would not be able to find me.

    Is there any way to kill both birds with one stone? What's smarter in my case?

    I would appreciate any help and advices.

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Create a multilingual website by using either a sub-directory or a sub-domain.

    For example, when a visitor from your country or a visitor who has their browser language set to your native language goes to your website, redirect them to domain.com/sr or sr.domain.com. For everyone else, you can just use domain.com, en.domain.com, or domain.com/en.

    I've never had to create a multilingual website (though I'm technically supposed to do it for one of my clients), but if I had to, I'd probably just go with a subdirectory to keep everything on "one site" (subdomains are considered a different website).
     
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  3. blabla90

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    Ok, so in that case I will have separate links for both languages? Or I understood wrong? Sorry again if that's stupid question.
    If so, how then I would solve posting on social media?
    Also, is that too difficult to make? I have friend who will help me about that stuff, but he will send me out of space if I come with some "crazy" request :))) (so I am asking to be prepared).
    Thank you so much, Zwielicht. :)
     
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  5. Zwielicht

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    Don't worry, it's not a stupid question. :)

    Yeah, if you went the subdomain or sub-directory route, you would technically have separate links for both languages. As an example, if you were going to post a link on one of your social media profiles and you went the subdomain route, you would just post the link like domain.com/article. Whenever a visitor clicks the link, they would either be automatically redirected to en.domain.com/article or domain.com/en/article, depending on their browser language.

    I'm not sure if you're using WordPress or some other CMS, though if you're using Wordpress, there are some plugins available like PolyLang that make setting up a multilingual site much easier. I think that's what I was going to use for my client's site.
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-easily-create-a-multilingual-wordpress-site/

    The other option is to set up one of those little Google Translate boxes on your website. The benefit of doing this is that you can keep everything on one site/URL, but, and I'm sure you're already aware of this since you speak 2 or more languages, Google Translate is not the best thing to use.
    Please use English on the forum. :)
     
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    Yep, I'm using Wordpress, I will read about that tool you mentioned. It sounds like something which could help a lot. :)
    Google translate isn't option, it works horrible with our language, haha. Plus, to me, it looks unprofessional (but of course, that's just me).

    Now, you said "domain.com/aricle" - take Facebook, for example, you know how it looks when you scroll thru home page - when I post like that, will users see title in my native language or in English?

    Thank you once again for detailed answers and patience. :)
     
  7. Zwielicht

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    Oh yeah, I know what you mean. During those rare times when I need to translate Russian to English or English to Russian, I always get some funky translations that never sound right. I don't think it works right with any language, to be honest.

    Regarding Facebook, that's a good question. I'm actually not sure about that one. I think with Polylang, the posts would be displayed in whichever language you set as your default language, unless you choose to link to one of the language-specific URLs.
     
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    Thanks for the answers, guys. :)

    Now my new question is (haha) - is there any way to solve that? Probably no, but I will not lose anything if I ask. :)

    If there is no other solution, maybe I can post English version and make description of post on Facebook in both languages.
    Will that affect anything?
     
  10. Zwielicht

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    You know what, I just remembered that Facebook has a feature you can use to solve that problem.

    What you can do is create 1 Facebook post in 2 different languages. So, for instance, if the default language on your Facebook page is English, you would share your English link to your website first (domain.com/en/), click the "write in a different language" option, and post the other language URL there (domain.com/sr/). Facebook will show the correct language to each user automatically.

    Instructions on how to enable this on your Facebook page are in the link below.
    https://m.facebook.com/help/www/181155025579876
     
  11. blabla90

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    Aaaaaaand gold medal goes to YOU!!!

    Man... You just solved the biggest problem I had about whole that thing. I'm little bit shocked, I can't believe that now I know what to do, haha. Whoa!

    I owe you. :) Thank you sooo much!!! :)
     
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    "Ewh, I'm a girl,just wanted to let you know that. Now come and help me."
    Geez.
     
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    Yeah, no problem! :)
     
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    I'm sorry if you are offended by that. I said it so someone can get idea that I am not tech genius by any meaning like other guys here. Yeah, it might be stereotype, but I am just regular girl. And I am fine with that.

    Otherwise, what's the point of your post?

    Don't be so frustrated. ❤ You will get wrinkles and then you will secretly read my site to find which kind of products/treatments you shoud use. :p

    Anyway, I got my help, so consider this as closed. :)
     
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    I am also girl. Hi
     
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    Hey cutie
     
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    @blabla90 Offended? Not at all. I was just teasing you bec of title.

    In fact, it's a great thing to leverage the power of your beauty(if the girl from the pic is you and not a troll), nothing wrong with that.

    You also gave me a great idea to a method, so thank you.
     
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    Nut-Nights, you keep forgetting to use the candy heart I made!
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    Actually, we have a lot of female members here who are even more skilled than I am, so we don't usually stereotype about that here.

    As @gman777 noted above, he was just kidding around with you. However, you might see a negative response to mentioning your gender/sex/race/disability/whatever in the title for 2 reasons:
    • We occasionally get some members who lie about their gender/sex to get a response from lecherous male members. This usually backfires.
    • This forum is pretty diverse; we have members from all kinds of different backgrounds come here, so most people don't really like it when any of the above are mentioned in the thread title unless it pertains directly to the topic of the thread.
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