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8:02 pm on Nov 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi;

I have 2 language website.

www.mydomain.com (in english)
www.mydomain.com/turkce/ (in turkish)

when i want to add new pages to turkish part of my website for example about sports then it will be like below:

www.mydomain.com/turkce/sports/tennis.htm
www.mydomain.com/turkce/sports/basketball.htm

as you see it will be too long.

My question is can i but the turkish sports directory to www.mydomain.com/sports/ and link it from my turkish index page www.mydomain.com/turkce/

Is that cause any negative effects?

Thanks

8:11 pm on Nov 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Have you considered using subdomains? So
www.example.com
turkce.example.com

Then you could have a more 'canonical' url structure like:

www.example.com/sports
for English version of sports

turkce.example.com/sports
fore Turkish version of sports

2:17 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply.

at the begining of my website development my eyes was blind i dont have any education or something in website building i learned everything by reading and from here.So i made some mistakes at the begining because lack of information.

yes maybe using subdomains can be better.

But i used this structure for a long time and my turkish pages listed top on google.

how can i change my all turkish pages like this to a sub domain. Then i have to redirect all of them i think.

Can this hurt my ranking? Or any other advise?

Thanks

2:49 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't think there is anything wrong with the longer domain names. Won't they just be links? You aren't expecting anyone to type them in directly, are you? I wouldn't worry about them being too long unless you need to print them on a business card or brochure.
5:25 am on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You might have better results using a local ccTLD for Turkey for your Turkish website. That would probably be even better than a sub-domain for SEO and promotion.

  • www.mydomain.tr/sports/tennis.htm
  • www.mydomain.tr/sports/basketball.htm
 

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