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Spanish Translation.

...of an English language site

5:43 am on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The brother of one of my colleagues (who lives in Spain) has translated our site into Spanish and purchased the .es version of our domain name.

We operate a dedicated server in the UK which is where our site is hosted.

Lazily I got him to request that the name servers for the .es version were pointed to our dedicated server in the UK so that I could maintain everything centrally.

Am I harming the SERPability (now there's a new word) of the Spanish site? Will Google still interpret this site as being a Spanish site even though it points to a UK server?

I hope that all made sense.


10:23 am on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Be sure to have your language metatag setup like
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="es"/> and you'll be fine.
12:49 pm on Dec 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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if you want it found in spanish serps ..get it links in spanish from sites that are based in Spain on spanish servers ..the location of the IBL is more important than the location of your site ..
6:36 am on Dec 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not true... if a tld is .es GG alocate site to Spanish Language, Spain no matter where it is hosting.

For tlds .com .net etc etc... GG not allocate website to spain, but if meta language = es is a spanish language site, if we do a search in google.es in "páginas de España" that site isn't in SERPs.

No problem with hosting in UK if TLD is .es

7:26 am on Dec 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Sounds like everything is set up ok.




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