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What's the best way to have multiple language content on your sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turdface, May 14, 2013.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Do you use a foreign subdomain, like spanish.domain.com?
     
  2. estevaofr

    estevaofr Newbie

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    i use a google translate button!
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I want the foreign language content actually on my website.
     
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    turdface Supreme Member

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    bump. There was just a thread about this but I can't find it.
     
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    subfolder /en/ /de/ etc so you maintain domain authority.
     
  7. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Stupid question but does Wordpress need to be installed separately into those folders?

    So would I have two WP installations, like one in www.domain.com (for English) and one in www.domain.com/language (for another language)?
     
  8. quickpick

    quickpick Junior Member

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    for different languages, I usually do es.domain.com, fr.domain.com...etc)

    Make sure to interlink them to pass authority
     
  9. xnaveedx

    xnaveedx Newbie

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    No, just use WPML.
     
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    good thread. I'm also thinking about starting a site with multiple language content.
     
  12. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I didn't know what that was so I Googled it and saw it is $79.

    So can I just install WP separately into different folders? Now that I think about it, I'm not even sure if all my hosts allow subdomains (es.domain.com, etc.) so I might have to use folders.
     
  13. platypus1

    platypus1 Newbie

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    I think hiring a freelance translator is a good idea
     
  14. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I'm wondering how to structure my website to handle foreign content, not how to get foreign content :)
     
  15. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Free way is transposh and visitor country plugins.
    You can edit the translation and sticky it, The visitor country plugin will automatically show the language associated with the ip.

    For multi language countries like the US The plugin shows a flag on each page, where the visitor can change language manually

    Not pretty but it works, and you have no trouble with hosting or subdomains