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What causes foreign Google spiders to visit?

Do I need links from foreign language directories or sites?

     
2:21 am on Sep 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What causes foreign Google spiders to visit?

Do I need links from directories or sites in each language? Or will links from our English dot-com site to our foreign language sites be enough?

I guess it depends how the foreign Google spiders function. Are there separate spiders for each language, and they only visit sites in that language?

Follow-up question: Do the spiders pass the browser language parameter to the webserver being broswed? (in case we decide to deliver the language on that basis)

3:57 am on Sept 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What causes foreign Google spiders to visit?

AFAIK, there is only one set of Google spiders/bots.

(in case we decide to deliver the language on that basis)

Google bots do not set a language in the User-Agent field.