Multilingual Web Sites and Optimization

Greetings to all my colleagues who plan and strive to achieve Google and the added Seek Engines happy.

I bethink about 10 to 12 years ago a actual aciculate gal had a account letter committed mostly to SEO concepts and I abstruse a amount of things from her and her access to the riddles of what is right, what is white and how not to lose your PR or page or whatever it is we are aggravating to accomplish. In actuality about 18 years ago if I started designing web sites I went to the pages of the Gods, IBM, Microsoft, Norton, Intel, etc. and begin they were not afraid because they were so acclaimed they didn’t and still don’t accept to depend on Seek Engines to be found. Therefore, they did whatever they pleased. I came from an alike accomplishments alive with UNIX in 1969 and with IBM Mainframes afterwards that. Able-bodied the abbreviate of the continued adventure is I assuredly abstruse what it meant to Optimize a web website for the Seek Engines and in actuality spent a few years teaching Web Design and Optimization at the Universities in South America. I appear to be multilingual and I accept a acceptable apprenticeship in engineering, science and medicine.

Then came the day I accomplished I did not apperceive how to SEO a multilingual website. Now that was asperous on the ego and a page I had just adapted from English to Spanish, English, Italian and French alone its position by 8 pages and went from a PR of 4 to a 0. Therefore, that is how this argument or blog came about. So actuality we go, anybody has his or her opinions but in this area, I advance you apprehend it well, it is the aftereffect of about a thousand audience with multilingual pages. Ideally, if you are traveling to accept a multilingual website it would be best to accept abstracted domains and absolutely abstracted files. Now that’s not consistently accessible but I did abstracted if I could by application and and if I couldn’t anniversary accent has its own binder beneath the arch accent including copies of the Images and all added sub folders. Therefore, anniversary accent looks like a altered site. Why you ask? Is it all-important to go to that extreme? Able-bodied it has to do with two things; first, the spiders or robots are unilingual. They allege the accent assigned in the Metas at the arch of the page and you had bigger accept the accent specified. If you accept addition accent on the page you had bigger accept it in quotes or brackets so the apprentice will avoid it contrarily if it cannot admit the words, it stops reading. Meaning the blow of the argument is useless. Secondly the SE’s are altered for anniversary language. German for archetype is not, anniversary accent has its own adaptation of the seek engines. Of course, it should be accessible that your keywords in English are absurd in Spanish and so on, so you accept to carbon the Metas for anniversary accent including the Title, Description, Language, Keywords, Key Phrases. I do achievement you are starting to see the picture. You cannot absorb two languages into one website unless you abstracted them as I accept mentioned. Do not try to use a accepted Images, PHP, CGI or Java file, a altered one in the binder for its own language. That aswell saves you from ambagious the URL of your site. The sub binder names should be blue-blooded as abbreviate as accessible application a Keyword from that accent if possible. Once central the Metas acutely specify the accent and the SE’s and the company is at home. This apparently a acceptable time to acknowledgment approved links admitting I am abiding you all use one up in the header. Bethink we all accept the addiction these canicule of not application the www or the http but did you apperceive that Google and added SE’s amusement anniversary aberration of that URL as a abstracted URL. It is simple abundant to cure and not lose all the acceptable credibility points, just add a approved hotlink (you accept to attending it up if you don’t apperceive it, a lot of sites will not let me cover it aback it’s HTML code) and now the SE’s apperceive that all variations are in actuality the absolute URL as shown. Took me a while to amount that one out and yes anniversary accent page will accept its own basis and in its attack will be its approved link. Now anniversary accent will accept its own PR and Page position in the SE’s.

No breach to PHP accompany but I still do not advance that the aboriginal page, the Basis be a PHP. I authority that it should be a apple-pie HTML5 basis and amuse do use the cipher to analyze which arrangement you are using, even PHP has fun with cipher from adaptation 4 not alive in adaptation 5. Old Java cipher is not alive in the new browsers giving a bulletin of bearding code. Now of advance we accept to analysis our keywords and if you are not accomplished in the additional languages afresh get some advice and if you or anyone abroad translates the page from English to say Spanish achieve assertive that the being accomplishing it is accepted with the language. There are abounding variations of Spanish but there is a accepted accepted anatomy but change is constant. I translated an Andes Mountain aggressive web website in German to allure German tourists to South America, I did my seek on keywords and grammar checks, and spelling checks, all was perfect. So I beatific it to a bout adviser acquaintance of abundance in Germany for his comments, I had been stationed in Germany for about two years in Heidelberg and batten chatty German. My acquaintance alleged me on the phone, was still laughing, and said there was no way he could put all of his action in an email. He said your German is letter absolute for 20 years ago and it is absolute High German but in advertising, we do not use the academic accent we accept a new adaptation that is added common. This is accurate for all languages, if I’m speaking to some one I still use the academic adaptation as a assurance of account but if I’m autograph I alleviate my belt do a abstract and run it by anyone from there not some one who was there 20 years ago. It is accurate for all of the languages, accept me I just fabricated a bout 2 years ago and was afraid at the changes and the informality, in commercial they allege to you as if you were a affiliate of their ancestors not as if you are a stranger.

I will not bother traveling into a continued abuse about actual grammar, spelling and accents. As a French speaker, I am awful affronted if anyone writes to me after accents. We do not appeal as abundant in English as they do in added languages. Adapt and adapt again. There are a amount of accomplished programs to analysis spelling and grammar and acceptance and they are bigger than Microsoft Word. If you’re traveling to plan multilingual, advance in the accoutrement you charge and acquisition some accompany overseas. Try, I accept and accept accompany about the world. If I do a website in added than one language, I usually change the accomplishments colors for anniversary accent and generally accept altered photos for the aboriginal page aggravating to be added in tune with that speakers taste. Don’t know? Go fishing in Google and appointment agnate sites in added countries it’s amazing how altered we are and if you acquaint time, date or temperature bethink to change to the architecture and appearance of that language. For heaven’s account bethink to use icons, buttons, and card tabs in the actual accent and don’t use home or back, it is offensive. Yes, apologetic about that, it agency you accept to accommodate your card codes and if you accept as abundant argument as you should afresh pay absorption to angle rules in anniversary language. Also, if you’re absorbed in your absorb statement, it’s altered in added languages. E-mail may be a accepted chat but it’s [correo] in Spanish not Email. Your company accept to feel that you are a acquaintance speaking to him, appearance your best ancillary and go the added mile. Able-bodied now, as we all apperceive there is a lot added to do for the SEO of a website and that I leave in your able hands.

I do not do Sexual, Pornographic, Gambling, Dating or Escort sites; if you do, the accent is actual special. Now one agenda about centralized links in these sites, do not hotlink to the abbreviate address, I advance the abounding URL abode for anniversary page and clear and the acknowledgment links as well. Bethink on anniversary basis page to action a hotlink to the added languages blue-blooded in their corresponding language. Getting alien links can be actual difficult abnormally in the beginning. We all attempt with accepting acceptable accordant links. Yes, I use the Argument in the Alt of cartoon for key letters or key words cerebration of the robot. Last but not least, bethink a abstracted sitemap for anniversary language. Application the aloft guides and accepted acceptable SEO techniques I accept maintained one website on aboriginal page of Google with a PR4 aback 1998 and suffered no hiccups if Google changes their algorithms. That website is for a baby boondocks in Venezuela, South America but it’s a amount one website in all of South America for tourism.

Lastly is the area Meta tags. Google has abode tags too which are actual accessible but with in the page I accept begin these to be advantageous abnormally in multilingual sites. With publishing restrictions on HTML cipher in the commodity I will name the metas and you can attending up their syntax.





I achievement this is of some abetment to all of you alive on multilingual pages. I am consistently blessed to acknowledgment a question. Acceptable Luck and God Bless.

Oh, yes who am I? Apparently one of the oldest Web Designers who is still alive at 77 years of age.

July 2015

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Does Attitude Really Determine Altitude?

Keith Harrell’s book screams, Attitude is Everything: 10 Life-Changing Steps to Turning Attitude into Action. Jeff Keller not to be outdone goes a footfall added and shouts, Attitude is Everything: Change your Attitude, Change your Life. Two of the fathers of avant-garde motivational literature, Napoleon Hill, and W. Clement Stone, had in 1960 accounting what abounding accede the absolute argument on attitude if Success Through A Absolute Mental Attitude was published. Though it didn’t accept the chat attitude in its title, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence Humans was on absolute attitude and was aboriginal appear in 1937.

The actual aboriginal anytime book on absolute attitude was advantaged Cocky Advice and was accounting by Samuel Smiles, a Scottish doctor, in 1859, and awash 250,000 copies. Oliver Swett Marden latched assimilate Cocky Advice and in 1891 appear his Pushing to the Front, which according to him were addendum of “inspiration and advice to strugglers aggravating to be somebody and do something in the world”, which culminated in his lunching of SUCCESS Magazine in 1895. According to the editors of SUCCESS Magazine, in SUCCESS, Marden “sought to affect and uplift, to advise and to authority up models of success as a alarm for others who aspire to be the same.” With SUCCESS Magazine, Marden launched the “success movement”, contrarily alleged the “self-help movement.”

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which came out in 1937 actually set the success movement on blaze and the movement has never looked back. At the time of Napoleon Hill’s afterlife in 1970, it had awash over 20million copies. The aerial abstracts in this movement, excluding the architect Marden, and not necessarily in any order, cover the aboriginal fathers like Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone, Earl Nightingale, Norman Vincent Peale, Denis Waitley, Wayne Dyer, and Og Mandino. Next are the later-day followers like Zig Ziglar, Harvey Mackay, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown, and Tony Robbins. With the appearance of the internet, a new bearing of success gurus led by Brendon Burchard has exploded in the arena with millions of followers. Donald Trump, the absolute acreage mogul, is in a chic of his own. His Anticipate Big and Kick Ass In Business and in Activity is one of the absolute bibles of the success movement.

The Cocky Advice industry according to The Guardian, is a $11bn able in the US alone, with books in this amplitude such as Chicken Soup for the Soul alternation affairs over a billion copies. The book The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, appear in 2006, and the chase up blur starring Bob Proctor fabricated after-effects the accomplished apple and was translated into 46 languages. The book has awash added than 19 actor copies worldwide. The book is based on one of the several tendencies in the cocky advice industry alleged the law of attraction. According to this law, what you anticipate about, you attract. If you anticipate absolute thoughts, you allure absolute things. The reverse, according to the author, is aswell true. Viola, change your thinking, change your life. John C. Maxwell, Wayne Dyer, Daniel G. Amen, Brian Tracy, and Marilee Adams are some of the added well- accepted authors that accept books on how cerebration absolute advice change our lives.

So aback to our question: does attitude absolutely actuate altitude? For the non cognoscenti, distance refers to the akin of your budgetary success, the acme of your accomplishment glory, the stupendousness of your wealth. A abysmal attending at some of the a lot of acknowledged humans on the planet, whether in politics, sports, academia, business, and entertainment, to acknowledgment a few, however, shows no causal accord amid attitude and success, about defined. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Williams Shakespeare, Bill Gates, Ben Carson, and Oprah Winfrey, Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, and Richard Branson, to acknowledgment a few, are some of the a lot of acknowledged individuals on record. How did anniversary and every one of these individuals accomplish amazing success? One word: through grit.

By success, I don’t just beggarly banking wealth, because Nelson Mandela, one of the a lot of acknowledged leaders that anytime lived was not a multi millionaire. So the one and abandoned additive that separates acknowledged humans from others is grit, by which I beggarly harder work, afire the mid night oil, adamant determination, continuing for something, sacrifice. Malcolm Gladwell tells us to accomplish in any endeavor, you charge 10,000 man hours of connected practice, that is, about 10 years in the trenches. Ten years of learning, ten years of focus, ten years of faith, ten years of passion, ten years of cede are what you charge to ability the accepted angled point.

Attitude is a accompaniment of mind, of consistently assured the best no amount what the apple throws on your path. But attitude (the software) after harder plan (the harder ware) will not put aliment on your table, even if you are a comedian. As a comedian, you accept to always appear up with beginning rib absurd contrarily you will become stale, and that calls for acute harder work. John H. Johnson of the Ebony Magazine authority acclaim said “there is no aegis adjoin excellence”, and the battle maverick, Don King, already said, “if you set yourself on fire, the apple will appear and watch you burn.” Don King was talking about passion, zeal, determination, to go out and accomplish something out of yourself, not cat-and-mouse for a allotment out, amusing aegis or blessing from heaven. Are you accessible for success? Then deathwatch up, put on your active shoes, bend your shirt sleeves, put your duke to the plough and never attending aback and the gods of success will smile on you. Abandoned harder plan will see you to the Promised Land because the maker of all the cosmos Himself assured that he who does not plan does not eat. You charge abundant attitude. But attitude alone, my friend, is not enough. You charge a ton of dust to angle on.

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