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de or deutsch

Which do SE's love most?

4:53 pm on Jul 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Below are some choices for translated pages on a site. Which works best for SE's or does it not really matter?


(where de.html and deutsch.html = the translated index page)

Any other better choices?


5:02 pm on July 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Fawlty, since nobody searches for "widgets deutsch" or "widgets de" it doesn't matter at all.
If you want to take a possible ranking advantage from having a keyword in the path, then you should use a keyword people are searching for.

If it's about the SE recognizing the page as being in german language the file name is irrelevant. SEs use automatic language detection. If you want to make sure to help the SE you should put in a meta lang tag.