I have a co.uk domain that has been doing very well in the last 5 years in google.com and co.uk, however I now need to create versions of the site in three other European languages. They will have to be on the same server (host in UK) as they share a database.
My main concern is not to jeopardise the success of the original domain.
Reading through some threads a have come to the conclusion that it should be ok to have the other languages in either subdomains or subdirectories and have sitewide links to the homepages of each language.
However I am not sure whether this would be good to do on a co.uk domain. Alternatively I could get the .eu domain and use it for the other languages. Would that be preferable? Thank you!