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This refers to the optimisation of websites that provide content in multiple languages, or variants of languages. Common issues relate to mechanisms for directing users to content in their language, and addressing difficulties in targeting content to specific search engines.

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How does google react to duplicate pages with text in a different language?

If there is a copy of a site in another language, but with same resource filenames, does Google not like the fact that the resources aren't in the same language as the page?
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Missing data for specific language in Google Analytics [closed]

We have a multilingual website, Swedish (default), English, Norwegian. Google Analytics tracking code (the same code for all languages) is present on all pages. Problem: We get data for the default ...
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Make DotNetNuke Multilingual

I have a site with DotNetNuke and I want to create content available in different languages. I was checking the DNN options and I can choose a language, but it doesn't change my content. Not even the ...
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3 language website using subdomains and mapped domains. Add subdomains or mapped domains to WMT?

I have a new wordpress multisite setup. The main language is Italian and there are two subdomains using en and de for english and german. There is no auto translation plugins being used. The ...
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Multiple domains with one host - SEO point of view

Lets say I currently own the mycompanyname.com domain. After some time, I found that it's very hard to rank at the top of the SERPs. After searching, I find there is domain that matches one of my ...
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Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site

I've decided to start developing multilingual web site. Now I'm thinking about the structure. The idea is to use a simple algorithm to find out what language is most interesting to the visitor when he ...
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Hosted website building solution for a multilingual website

I am looking for a hosted website builder / toolkit (like Jimdo and Weebly), which supports multilingual websites. I would like to create different language versions of my website. The detection of ...
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SEO optimization multiple region site, domains and multilingual site

I am taking SEO of our website to another level. I read a lot about it and study all aspects of how to properly handle multiple domains and languages. For now we use three domain names www.myurl.eu, ...
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Multilingual site and Google search

I have a multilingual site with only one domain www.mydomain.com, this domain serves content in English and Norwegian. And language is handled using a server side session parameter, which is triggered ...
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Different Title/Description for Google in different regions

I have multilanguage website targeting by subdomain: http://en.site.com/ - Displays only contents in English http://de.site.com/ - Displays only contents in German ... http://site.com/ - Displays ...
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http-equiv=content-language alternative - the way of specifying document language

Lots of web sites uses following meta tag to specify the default language of the document: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es-ES"> When I go to W3C site and read about HTML ...
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Browser language detection & content ranking for new language on the same site

I've been reading a lot about it but it's still really hard to make up my mind. My understand is that if your website provide a link to the other language, this should not be an issue for google as ...
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Multilanguage website optimized for SEO

I've seen that a good choice of multilanguage while keeping a high performance for SEO, would be a duplicated content in a subfolder for each language, but this way every change must be done once for ...
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Multilanguage site meta content-language tag

I have a website which is in 3 languages: English (primary), German and French. When a language is selected all of page's content is translated to the selected language (the page content is always in ...
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Multilingual and SEO URLs - best practice?

What would you recommend as a URL structure for setting up a multilingual site when optimizing for SEO? I'm thinking: www.yoursite.com/en/some-category/some-article/ ...
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SEO considerations for multilingual websites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? I'm developing a website that will be translated into two languages: English and ...
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What to choose for a multilingual site with support for Markdown and commenting

I want to publish articles at a multilingual site. I want to be able to write an article in two languages and have them available on separate URLs: thesite.foo/english-breakfast ...
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Does Google Analytics track users with multiple languages?

I'm assuming that when Google Analytics tracks a visitor's language it uses the Accept-language header from the request (most browser/OS combinations seem to populate it automatically). My browser ...
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Creating multi-language pages in Google Sites

is it possible to create pages in more than one language without having to create separate pages for each language in Google Sites? This isn't a feature of Google Sites, but I was hoping there might ...
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SEO - multilingual issue

Hi In my site, the multilingual path is look like: e.g. www.example.com/en/index.html I want to ask is it necessary to use sub domain for SEO best practice? e.g. www.en.example.com/index.html ...
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Multilingual sites SEO and canonical

I'm in the process of improving the SEO in one of our client's multilingual sites. Currently the site passes a user the site in their preferred language by checking for a language cookie set by the ...
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SEO problems with multilanguage site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? I have recently started a CMS project in PHP, the site will be multilingual. ...
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How do you set up the directory structure for a multilingual site without duplicating content?

I want to make a website in two languages. I've looked around and settled on the directory option of separating both languages. How do I make it work? Let's say I have the following three files for ...
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Avoid penalties for duplicate (multilanguage) shared hosting

My concern is about SEO. Now let me explain the scenario. I am making a 3 languages website. The development is alright, but I was targeting local customers with one domain, and international ...
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Have search engines recognise multi-lingual sites

I have organised my site by language using the following structure: www.domain.com #spanish language version homepage www.domain.com/en #english language version homepage The site is of Spanish ...
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Best practice when translating sites into multiple languages - new domains?

For the same website I've got 3 domains: .fr, .com, and .co.uk. To start with it was to avoid people buying the same name. I used have my content in French only and redirected all the traffic to the ...
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Multi language switch links translated or in current language?

Should I do: A: translate the language links in the current language: (if I am on the English version) <a href="en/">English</a> | <a href="it/">Italian</a> | <a ...
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Can search engines change language and read the cookie?

I am building a multi language website in PHP and prepared all my strings in English by default using gettext() My locale/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES/default.mo file is working correctly and now I need to sort ...
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Multi Language URLs

I'm building an online store that will be supported in 3 languages: English, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. My question is whether or not it is a good idea to make language specific ...
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Google analytics and 301 redirects

We have a multilingual website and the first page redirects to specific language page using 301 redirect based on some logic. For example: http://mysite.com/ redirects to http://mysite.com/en/ The ...
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Multilingual Publishing Pack (MLP): make a link to the corresponding page in the another language?

I am helping to build a bilingual website using MLP on TextPattern. It's trivial to put a link to the top level page of another language, but how to put a link to the current page in another language? ...
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How should I structure my URLs for both SEO and localization?

When I set up a site in multiple languages, how should I set up my URLs for search engines and usability? Let's say my site is www.example.com, and I'm translating into French and Spanish. What is ...
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URL strategy for multilingual website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? I was wondering what would be the best URL strategy for a multilingual website (for an ...