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Two Languages Blog - good or bad thing?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by idoit, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. idoit

    idoit Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a PR3 blog that I'm updating 2-3 times per week. I bought some backlinks, but I would like to widen my audience by adding one more language to my blog. Right now, it's in English, and I have a friend who wants to join in and have some fun blogging. He's Spanish.

    It's an adult blog made with WP.

    How should I do this? And should I?

    Cheers,
    Idoit
     
  2. manugm94

    manugm94 Regular Member

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    I think it's good for you blog if you update in two Languages. I'm speak Spanish and it's the second most talked language in the world. You only need good SEO for you websie in the tow languages. PM if you want +10000 backlinks for $5 (in english and spanish).
     
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  3. NikosX

    NikosX Power Member

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    come on! really?
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    In a VPS far far away...
    find a plugin called qtranslate (free), start translating and watch your seo skyrocket
     
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  4. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can have multi-lingual blog by getting many languages installed in your blog using available plugin for WP and it will get you more traffic and more sales also.
     
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    ziplack Senior Member

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    Also u can create a subdomain like .es.yourdomain.com
    good luck
     
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  6. eterxx

    eterxx Junior Member

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    a little bit of this, a little bit of that
    If you don't create another domain or subdomain, it's bad for your seo. Google reads the website langage, and ranks it in relation of it
     
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  7. loswarrior

    loswarrior Regular Member

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    Yes, I think it is a good idea.
    I would recommend wordpress multilingual plugin, giving you the option to have your pages / posts already completed translated into Spanish by your friend, and translated into Spanish correctly
    I believe it is better than qtranslate, but it is not free $29........
    I have used it myself on a Thai / English website.
    Check it out at wpml.org

     
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  8. yokolucu

    yokolucu Newbie

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    Google doesnt like multilanguaes sites
     
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  9. loswarrior

    loswarrior Regular Member

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    Have to disagree there, my site is ranked 1st, 2nd , 5th for the same KW,plus 1st and 6th for another KW.
     
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  10. idoit

    idoit Registered Member

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    Thanks for all you replies... For some reason, I haven't been receiving thread updates via mail, so I thought no one replied :eek:

    As usual, opinions differ, which is expected. However, it seems that more people think this is a good idea than those who think it's a bad idea. I'll go ahead and try my luck then.

    If something goes down, I'll reorganize things and wait for things to improve.

    Cheers
     
  11. cartoonius

    cartoonius Newbie

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    i believe separate sites in each language is better
     
  12. trollmama

    trollmama Newbie

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    make a separate site - increases your marginal ad costs for the new site
     
  13. fizz707

    fizz707 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd say, separate sites, if it's not too late at this point.

    It's better for the site, the anchor texts of links pointing to it, the sites pointing to it and the comments (if it's a blog) to be all in one language.

    Multilingual sites may rank highly, no doubt. But if your question was which way is the better of the two, I say - separate sites.