Let me explain my problem:
I have a bilingual website:
http://www.example.com - the default and local language
[english.example.com...] - English.
Now I intend to:
Redirect the www. to the English.example.com for the visitors' convenience because now MOST of our visitors are English speaking, however, our target customers are Locals who use local language.
This will be a temporary redirect, and will last for six months.
How the redirect and cookies work?
If they are first-time visitors : www. will be redirected to English.example.com, and if they do not change language, their next time visit, the default language will be English or english.example.com. IF they switch the language, their next time visit will be in Local language or www.example.com. (the cookies work here.)
I do hope that you understand my poor explanation.
So, my questions are:
- What happens with my site? Google will index the English.example.com page instead of www.example.com?
- Ranking will be affected?
- Google use Browsers' cookies or not?
Any reply would be much appreciated at that time.
Thank you all.