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1) is there a way i can get rapid inclusion in any of the spainsh or portugese search engines?
2) what are some of the main spanish and portugese search engines i should be aiming for? is it specific spanish search engines i need to target or is it the likes of google, and yahoo but the spanish version. i heard that google has around 80% of the spanish market?
3)should my optimisation be in spanish and english bearing in mind i want spanish business as thats where i will be based?
4) do i need to register a spanish domain?
5) do espotting and overture operate PFP in any spanish or portugese search engines?
A lot of questions i know but it is unchartered territory for me any help on this would be mosty useful, as ive never done it b4.
Do you need a .es? First those are hard to get unless you are based in Spain. It's certainly recommendable as it provides the best way to get recognized by search engines and users as Spanish site. But generally a .com will do.
The TLD does give some help, a Spanish IP adress and a seperate spanish site are pre-requisites if you want the market.
Google and MSN deliver most of my spanish traffic. Niche Directories are hard to find but can deliver good trafic. FAST, AV etc deliver too, but not much ...
one last question really, does my optimisation have to be in spanish? i guess it does? or would i need to do english and spanish? also i dont speak a word of spanish im doing it for a guy who works in spain - if i dont use him for whatever reason are there any good translation programmes?
I can cite dozens of examples, but here's a recent one I saw on a site:
Don't mix languages on the same page - always have your languages on separate pages. The search engines don't like the text on a page to be in different languages. Basically you are diluting your kw density and also making hard for the bot to identify which language your pages are written in.
I have a site written in 4 languages, by the way.