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Multi language website and seo?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Trojan12, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Trojan12

    Trojan12 Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm planning to launch a new site in 2 languages. English & Polish.

    The site will have the main .** domain name but will have english by default and an option to select Polish version.

    The site will have 4 pages and a blog and for SEO I want to target keywords both in polish and english. (say someone goes to google.** and search for a keyword in english as well as polish so I want to compete for both)

    I'm so confused on how to go on about this?

    Can someone help please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. henrikas

    henrikas Regular Member

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    Why this site will have default English if it's .**?

    I suggest you to use default Polish for better usability.

    You can add /en/ folder, this way you will pass link juice. Example:

    name.** -> Polish
    name.**/en/ -> English
     
  3. Trojan12

    Trojan12 Junior Member

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    Because my target audience are those who live in Poland (Expats) but speak English. Say a british person living in Poland going to google.** and searching for "Diet pills" in english than in polish. I still want to rank for both the Polish and english keyword.

    I will make the site in Polish by default and add a English option.

    Having content with the same URL structure is going to affect this in any way? I mean the duplicate pages and content.
     
  4. soreman

    soreman Newbie

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    Make sure you have the correct html headers in your pages for setting language and encoding. Google will correctly index your contect.
    As previously suggested make your main language under .**/ and your polish version under .**/**/
     
  5. henrikas

    henrikas Regular Member

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    Hey, I see, this makes sense then.

    I suggest you to create separate landing pages for each language, for example:

    name.**/pigulki (I used google translate sorry if its not correct :))
    name.**/en/diet-pills

    As the domain itself is polish by default, I wouldn't suggest to add additional folder /**/, so it would be better to use name.**/pigulki.