keyplyr - 11:46 pm on Dec 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've made non-English versions of my two most commonly translated pages... it basically means cutting each page's search numbers in half
Shouldn't if done correctly. Maybe you're just noticing the absence of those translation crawls for the two pages you made?
Give each language it's own unique address or put it in a sub directory, linked from the main page, then disallow indexing. Shouldn't change the SERP that way.
Or the other static way is to allow indexing and let those pages display on their own in those language specific SERP.
Best scenario would obviously be to create those alternative language pages dynamically using a DB and an in-house translation utility.
Either way, amounts to the same thing. Mine have not affected my ranking at all.