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Which Way Is Better If The Site Should Be In 2 Languages?


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#1 Tali

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:49 AM

Hello,

Which way is better if the site should be in 2 languages?
To build  2 separate websites or one website with 2 languages ?
 
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#2 chrishirst

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

"better" for whom or for what??


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#3 Tali

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:20 AM

Better for the person who is building the website, better for SEO



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:35 AM

For "SEO" it does not matter.

 

For the one 'building' the site it depends on how well they speak, write or read, both languages


Though I couldn't help but notice that you appear to have neglected to consider THE most important aspect of the whole operation and the intentions of having a multi-lingual website.



#5 Tali

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:40 AM

I should build a website and the customer know 2 languages perfect 
that is why I am asking it is not for me


What is THE most important aspect of the whole operation ?

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

A common practice is to build the site with two separate sections for each language and offer visitors the ability to switch between the sections (usually via linked flag icons near the top and bottom of every page).

As far as SEO is concerned, you want to use proper language markup (see this tutorial at W3.org) so that search engines know the content is basically the same in two different languages. They will do their best to identify the connections between the various articles on the sites. You will NOT be considered as publishing duplicate content.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 12:53 PM

I should build a website and the customer know 2 languages perfect 
that is why I am asking it is not for me
 

Which begs the question, if you had no idea how to create a multiple language website [which presumably you ARE getting paid for] , ... Why did you take the job/contract???

 

Or did you explain your lack of experience to the customer?

 

 

 

What is THE most important aspect of the whole operation ?

 

The visitors.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:29 PM

Hello,
 
I already did multi-languages websites, writing code is something I am doing very well it is not the problem
 
It was SEO question and It is SEO forum 
 
The customer understand's she will have to write the pages in 2 languages
 
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:30 PM

 

I already did multi-languages websites, writing code is something I am doing very well it is not the problem

Then please, when you ask a question make it sound like you do. we do not know who you are or what you can do.

 

So, you should read the threads in this section of the forums (where I moved your thread to). and then ask specific questions on anything you do not understand. And the only thing you need to consider for "SEO" is;

 

Do what is best for the site visitors.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

Then please, when you ask a question make it sound like you do. we do not know who you are or what you can do.

 

So, you should read the threads in this section of the forums (where I moved your thread to). and then ask specific questions on anything you do not understand. And the only thing you need to consider for "SEO" is;

 

Do what is best for the site visitors.


OK , you right, In the answer you posted yesterday 03:35 PM you wrote me
"... .. ..THE most important aspect of the whole operation "
and then I asked : "..What is THE most important aspect of the whole operation ? "
because of that phrase we are in that loop
 
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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:07 AM

There's no loop, doing what is best for visitors takes no 'thinking about', no research and no 'special tools'.

 

Visitors reading the website documents are human beings, you are also a human being, your customer is a human being, this makes either or both of you as ideal candidates for looking at the 'pages' with a dispassionate view and deciding whether you 'like' it or not. Put yourself in the position of 'visitor', 'you' can't be a search engine,  but you can be a very good 'visitor'.


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#12 Jill

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

You can do it either way. One site or two. Whichever you prefer. It's no different to the search engines.


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