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Link building for French site - English articles?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by marcgenesis, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. marcgenesis

    marcgenesis Junior Member

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    I am trying to help my friend's business take the top of Google for its keywords. Everything is going great we are on positions 1 - 5, mostly 1 and 2. For obvious reasons I want him to be number one.

    The question I have is... will it help his site to rank if we publish English articles on Article Directories or Web 2.0 properties with, for example, "buy horses" as the anchor text instead of "acheter des chevaux"? Is it known if Google makes any difference in the strength of a link if the source is English and the target is in another language?

    Thanks,

    Marc
     
  2. t0mmy

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    They do imo add more merit if the kws are wraped in french articles, but what your saying I wouldnt do that, instead what I'd do and what we do in Secret SEO is use english articles based on the niche of the foriegn kw and then just wrap the foriegn kws in the english articles.

    If possible maybe even get him to write some french articles and use those, you may have issues getting them approved on certain english platforms though, in that case I'd go with english articles and place his actual french kws within them :)
     
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  3. marcgenesis

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    Hi t0mmy, nice to hear from you!

    In fact his French keywords would not embed correctly in an English article unfortunately. We will most likely end up doing French articles and post them on web 2.0 properties. I remember looking into ezine rules and foreign articles were prohibited.

    Thanks for your insight!

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    Can't you post on French article directories that are similar to Ezine?
     
  5. marcgenesis

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    I have searched for those and I was surprised by how little I have found. And the quality was not that great either.

    Or I didn't use the right terms to find them!

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    There afe many, but article juice wont make you happy... ( from my experience ), I avoid them a do much better without.
     
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    Hi Iam also interested in this question. Has anyone had good results with french keywords in an english articles ?
     
  8. marcgenesis

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    Yes I know article juice won't make me happy by itself. I was thinking about them for diversity's sake.
     
  9. RankGeek

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    Hi, We work with several foreign language SEO consultants, and submit articles in English with keywords in their language of origin, and the results are always good. However we make sure that the profiles we submit through are all authoritative, and that the Web 2.0s we use have loads of content in English on them already. Do ask if you'd like samples. Cheers :)
     
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  10. marcgenesis

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    I would love to see samples of that for sure! It would give me a better idea. I appreciate a lot :eek:
     
  11. LeMerovigian

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    I also would image it would help France is mostly fluent in English. Is this for Google.fr? Post the articles in the Blog section for frequent updates. Although I heard ranking French sits can prove difficult check;
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    http://www.seofrancois.com/french-seo


    If you're successful or if anyone is wiling to do a easy French keywords search please forward a pm.........,
     
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  12. marcgenesis

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    Hi LeMerovigian,

    I am targetting Google.ca with French keywords, meaning the base of the engine is English, not French.

    I just read the url you gave me and it is exactly how I feel! French is a beautiful, intelligent language (alright I'm a bit biased ;)) but sometimes it is too gracious for its own good.
     
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    We've been using foreign keywords for our link-building customers in English articles for a couple of years, and never had any issues. Since the penguin updates, obviously the level of generic, URL and non-keyword phrases has dramatically increased, so this helps as well.
     
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    jascoken, do you have any example for me to look at?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Sorry; our SEO TOS prohibits me from sharing URLs, but it's just decent quality English content of around 500 words, with 1 link mid-body (embedded in a simple end-of-paragraph sentence) and 1 or 2 links in the bio. Just think ahead if you're using foreign terms so that you don't get a too stupid sounding snippet!
     
  16. marcgenesis

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    No problem I understand!

    I guess some keywords are easier to stuff into English content than others. I guess you are using a mixture of non-related anchor text in English like "See here" and when you ca actually fit the proper French keyword you insert it in your text like this : "And this is why you should never trust the 'loi fran├žaise' with anything!"