I'm building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language.
And for that, Google suggests the following:
Since, my domain will have to change based on the country language, I'll have to go with option #1.
A country-specific domain.
Since they all have different domains, if I don't let Google know that they are the same website, they will all be treated as single unique websites.
Google suggests that you can "group" them together using one of those 3 options:
If I'm doing it, I'll use the
But my question is:
What do I gain by letting Google know that all those websites are the same one, but in different languages? What will be different if I let Google think that they are all single unique separate websites?
Do I gain some SEO or pagerank by doing that?
I mean, what if I get great traffic from my english website. Does that benefit my other languages results in the other domains?