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Foreign Language Keywords

popular search phrases for foreign languages

     

lvha

4:49 pm on Feb 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know of resuorces for finding popular search phrases, such as Overture, for foreign languages, especially Spanish?

Thanks!

10:05 pm on Feb 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi lvha and welcome to WebmasterWorld!

Overture and Wordtracker are a good place to start. Just enter in the translastions of the keywords you want to target and bingo.

The only problem is that some of the results are very poor at the moment. It appears that they are not collecting enough data on various languages.

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dont do that it will not help the translation is to bad, maybe I can help I speek german,danish, but no hablo espaniol.

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2:29 pm on Feb 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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On overture the special character will be removed.

PS: I got 23 foreign KWs from their tool for a spanish site I was working on. All 23 were rejected due to low usage.

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Except for the , most people will leave out the accents like and when searching in Spanish. It is just too much of a hassle to type it in on the Spanish keyboard. There is a unique key for but on the other accents you have to type then the corresponding letter.

Check out some keyword lists and message boards, for example, and you will see that most people type without the accents unless it is needed formally or there is a clear distinction where certain words need the accents. In most cases, however, people will know the distinction in relation to the phrase or sentence that is being used.

Now, that isn't to say that people will not type the accents, therefore it should be on the page translations, but you should also target keywords without it as well.