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Adding A Section With Another Language

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#1 Marchy


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

I have an English website that is doing fairly good in Canada. I wanted to do a french ( for the province of Quebec) but I was wondering if it was not better to use my site who is doing well and add a french section if yes:

Would it be better to do a subdomain?

or create a folder with the french section?

Is it going to affect my existing site?

Any output of someone that went trough the experience of it would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

Subdomain vs. subdirectory, it doesn't matter. Either or works just fine so pick whichever is easiest for you to manage and maintain. What I see people do most often is to use the language abbreviation (eg /fr/ or fr.domain.com/) as the differentiator.

It won't negatively affect your current site, if that's what you're asking. If anything it's probably going to have a positive effect since you'll be adding a whole new language full of keyword phrases from which you may attract traffic.

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