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Re-purpose Website in Different Language?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by marios_521, May 31, 2017.

  1. marios_521

    marios_521 Regular Member

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    I want to buy a good expired domain and use it as my money site. The old content was in English and I want to use a different language for my purpose.

    How bad is that? Can you see here a red flag?

    I mean... It was a good standing website, 12 yo, good metrics, some good content etc. Now I want to flush the content and add my own non-english articles.

    Sounds good?
     
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    It wont have any effect at all, neither good nor bad. I have a website in 8 languages and have experimented with this for quite a while.
     
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    I want to use only the non English language (not make it multilingual). What do you think?
     
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    Go for it. Go where the sales are.
     
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    Usually the most important thing is to determine what language your clients speak. Then plan the site structure.
     
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    In relation to SEO you should have no problem doing this. We see so many old websites, mostly in europe, that have links to view the site in different languages. This has been around for a long time.
     
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    What about SEO?
     
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    If I go with only one language (non-English), may I have problems with SEO?
     
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    Go for it, from a SEO perspective it doesn't matter. All the links to the site are in another language than the one you plan to use. You will basically have to start from zero.

    T.ex. let's say you have links to your site for the keywords "mäklare" and "бухгалтер." If you change the language on your site these links won't matter soon. That's my experience.
     
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    I can understand that. But, the site keeps the authority juice. Right?

    I mean... We build links with "click here".

    I am worried about red flags because of the language change. Is it signaling that something bad is going on here?
     
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    I do not think that Google will flag the website after change of the language.

    New language of course will change where your domain will appear (do not count of .com positions).
     
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    I see no problem with that, it is fine.