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Suppose I wanted my website to have

www.aaa.com/bbbb www.aaa.com/th/bbbb

The first one is the default language while second one is in Thai. I think I should prepared my folder structure like this :

root -bbbb --index.html --images -th --bbbb ---index.html

Now that I copied the index.html file from /bbbbfolder into /th/bbbb folder and finished translate it, I realized that all path for images like in <img src= or url(... of CSS has been broken because I did not copied the whole bbbb/images folder with it.

Instead of rewriting every url to go back one step and look for images in /bbbb folder (that is, prefix every URL with ../bbbb/) is there more practical way? Because the translated page uses nearly identical images with original ones.

Also for the solution presented, would that impact the SEO of images in any way?

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Yes, there is a more practical way. Use relative paths everywhere. Instead of setting your image path to src='www.aaa.com/images/myimage.jpg', set it to src='/images/myimage.jpg' instead.

Using relative path has no impact on SEO. It is neutral.

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By relative path did you mean absolute path? I just realized that all of my URLs was like images/myimage.jpg (relative path from current file) instead of /images/myimage.jpg (absolute path from root). Adding a single slash now let me copied the file to anywhere. Thanks. –  5argon Aug 16 at 13:00
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No, an absolue path is with the domain name (www.aaa.com). What you had is a relative path to the current directory. With a leading '/', it is a relative path to the root. Cheers! –  JVerstry Aug 16 at 13:05

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