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What would you recommend as a URL structure for setting up a multilingual site when optimizing for SEO?

I'm thinking:

www.yoursite.com/sv/en-kategori/en-artikel/ (Swedish)

Or would you prefer creating a subdomain (i.e. sv.yoursite.com) or similar instead?

From what I know it seems easier integrating a /language/ directory when in combination with .htaccess.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

See Working with multi-regional websites by Google. It covers this in detail.

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Thanks! Will look into it. – Staffan Estberg Jul 18 '11 at 13:41

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