Msg#: 3378127 posted 4:00 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
What best can we do on this current's domain Russian version?
You could do something like...
The question you ask can become quite complex and technical. There are many different ways to approach this. I'd keep it simple and allow the visitor to choose their language preference from the home page. Actually, it would be part of a global navigation include so all pages of the site had the language option.
I'd like to reiterate though that the site is probably not going to perform as you expext at the /ru/ level. I do believe you are going to need that .ru ccTLD for top level performance. I could be wrong though...
Msg#: 3378127 posted 7:35 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Now they want us to optimise the Russian pages.
I guess you need a good (native) russian speaker to help you find the keywords and phrases a russian would use in searching for their site/product/service. The english ones, translated, just may not cut it....
Msg#: 3378127 posted 4:52 am on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
Thanks all for their inputs.
I would like to clarify the situation a bit.
The domain in .com and on the root level, we have the Russian site running from last 2 years and there is an /en/ folder where we have the english site running from last 1 year. We optimised the meta tags and content etc of the english pages and they are ranking fine. But the main site running on the root level as the main site (in Russian Language) is not ranked anywhere. The meta tags are also the same on all the pages etc.
PageOne- Do you think, we can do some good? Client will not allow to have another domain for eng/russian site as its their main site..its a medical center in Russia.