I'm translating the best performing section of my site in to Spanish (aroun 50 pages) and i'm thinking about the best way to add these new pages. The two structures i'm considering are:-
To keep my current domain and have sub-directories named in Spanish, ie:-
for a page named - www.example.com/section1/topic1.html
the Spanish equivalent would be - www.example.com/sección1/tema1.html
To do the same but with the Spanish equivalent of my domain name, ie
for a page named - www.example.com/section1/topic1.html &
the Spanish equivalent would be - www.ejemplo.com/sección1/tema1.html
I'm considering which of the two approaches would be the best from a Google SEO optimisation point of view. The second method would probably help me rank better for the Spanish key words (since I would have these in the domain name). However, i'm concerned that Google may penalise me for linking my 50 highest profile pages to a brand new domain with no "trust" built up.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.