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moneymancn

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Msg#: 3848547 posted 7:37 am on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi,
As an inexperienced web guy, could someone let me know if this,using a subdomain, would be a good way to present and have indexed the foreign language editions of our site

www.example.com

http://kwkwkw.example.com
kwkwkw in the foreign language of course and say a translation of "big red widgets" for example

Thanks
Michael

If not , any suggestions welcome

[edited by: phranque at 8:09 am (utc) on Feb. 13, 2009]
[edit reason] exemplified urls [/edit]

 

daveVk

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Msg#: 3848547 posted 11:21 am on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

If it is targeted to the country associated with the language
then country specific domains probably better, such as example.fr for french.

phranque

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Msg#: 3848547 posted 6:32 am on Feb 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

it would be more useful to use a cctld as daveVk suggested (keyword.example.fr) or a country/language specific subdomain or subdirectory such as fr.example.com/keyword/ or keyword.example.com/fr/ but using only the foreign language translation of a keyword for the subdomain doesn't send much of a signal.

you should also make sure you properly specify language and character set for the document.

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