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The answer to this is killing me

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by washington2010, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. washington2010

    washington2010 Regular Member

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    I can't figure out a good structure for a site with international blog posts (each post per country is in a different language)...

    Option 1)

    mysite.com (all posts will appear here)
    mysite.com/united-states
    mysite.com/country1
    mysite.com/country2


    Option 2)

    mysite.com (only usa posts here)
    mysite.com/world/country1
    mysite.com/world/country2


    The big difference between the two, is that in option 1 the homepage will show all 3 countries' posts.

    In option 2, the homepage will show only usa posts, and the user will have to click links to get to the other posts.


    Is one or the other better for SEO.... or does it not even matter?? The bigger market is USA... if Americans go to the homepage and see a bunch of gibberish in another language, they are more likely to leave which is why I came up with option 2 (but if it sucks for SEO & usability I will go with option1)


    I have been thinking about this for a few days, any help please!! :confused: :confused:
     
  2. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    what about using sub domains?
    unitedstates.whatever.com
    australia.whatever.com
     
  3. stereoscience

    stereoscience Newbie

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    well I don't think either one is going to affect seo. since your main market is USA, I would say go with option 2.
     
  4. mike87

    mike87 Registered Member

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    nr.2 Non american people won't like seeing different languages on one page, would you like that? Doesn't matter for SEO.

    Interesting idea though... to use several languages ;)
     
  5. etrader

    etrader Regular Member

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    I think also NR 2 is better but you dont need that "world" in the URL..

    mysite.com/world/country1 ==> mysite.com/country1/postname
    mysite.com/world/country2
     
  6. EmpireQuality

    EmpireQuality Elite Member

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    i believe that option 2 should be fine, i dont see any problems with it

    also, subdomains might work as well, like someone else above ^ already said