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If my website is in Chinese, do I submit the url to Google the same way as I would sumbit an English site? I did not find separate submission instructions for foreign language sites on Google.
Also, I have listed below a few other popular Chinese search engines. Are there any other major ones that I've missed? My site has both traditional and simplified Chinese, and I would like it to be searchable by people regardless of whether they're in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or elsewhere. Thanks.
Also, I have listed below a few other popular Chinese search engines. Are there any other major ones that I've missed?Add Yisou to that list and you'll have all the worthwhile ones for mainland China. Maybe someone who knows the TW and HK markets could fill you in on the gaps there.
The bots will find your site via links and then deal with the information found accordingly. They will tag your pages in various ways, including language, server location, and so on.
Just get some good links to your site and you should be OK.
Over simplified, but basically Google doesn't care what language it is dealing with.
However, if you've got the right headers it knows to categorise your page as in Chinese and encoded with utf-8 (or Big 5 or whatever).
Don't submit sites to Google, just get a link from a site that is already in Google's database and Goglebot will find it.