tobiasr - 2:31 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
This is an interesting thread. We have an upcoming project in Ukraine, and maybe you have some feedback for me as well:
- are URLs better in Cyrillic or Latin characters?
- does anyone have detailed information about how Google and Yandex handle stemming of Russian words and what to optimize for?
- especially in Ukraine: I assume it's better to optimize for Ukrainian Russian, not Ukrainian? What about city and region names (official spelling versus search trends from keyword tool).
- on a cursory review of some SERPs, it seems that Google places much higher importance on domain authority when searching for Russian words instead of on backlink profile. Is this true?