I have developed a web application - at the bottom of the homepage there are links to translated versions of it.

You can visit http://www.plancake.com to have an idea of what I am talking about.

The links are like this one:

<a href="http://www.plancake.com/it/"> <img src="/images/flags/small/it.png">   Italiano </a>

They are there for more than 1 month and I have submitted them to Google using the WebMaster tools more than two weeks ago.

Thing is that when I search a text from the homepage (from the translated version) in Google my website doesn't come up.

What should I do? Building a sitemap.xml is the way to go or that is now outdated and I should do something different?

Thanks for your help,

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    Have you signed up for webmaster tools? May 2, 2012 at 22:51
  • Yes, I did and submitted the foreign homepages to it
    – Dan
    May 3, 2012 at 7:07

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Take the advice from Google regarding multilingual sites; Multi-regional and multilingual sites


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