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8/29/10
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navibd

Is it useful for seo to use google translator in our web sites?

I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues: YES
My site's URL (web address) is:http://www.buzzdownload.com
 
I want to use google translator in my web site. and I want to know , is it any advantage for SEO to use google translator ?
and is it important to use more languages? for example using 30 languages have better impression on google! than adding 5 languages!
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Sasch
8/29/10
Sasch
No... 

I've had some visitor/client success using the Google Translate widget on a couple of sites, but there's no SEO benefit to be had as such. 

Google does not use/index/rank/whatever automatically translated content for its language-specific engines, so if you want to rank for the languages in question, you'll need to do the translating the old-fashioned way.

Cheers

Sasch
Karl53
8/29/10
Karl53
I know I'm a newbie here so take this for what it is wroth, but I have had a different experience than what @Sasch.apparently has had.
 
For example, check out this English page:
 
http://www.pine-grove.com/online-calculators/amortization-schedule.htm
 
Then check the Spanish page:
 
http://www.pine-grove.com/es/calculadoras-en-linea/calendario-de-amortizacion.htm
 
And then go to
 
www.google.es
 
and search for the Amortización Calculadora Calendario and we come up as #1 (at least for me checking right now).
 
We used G translator to translate the page. But let me add this. Since I don't know Spanish, I translated the page from English to Spanish to Danish and back to English. I kept tweaking the English so that when the translation cycle was completed, I ended up with the same English as what I started with. This took added time, and might not have been worth the effort. But it was educational!
 
By the way, it only took about two weeks for the Spanish pages to show up in the Google.es index.
 
So, now you have two opposite experiences. Isn't life grand?
Sasch
8/29/10
Sasch
Hi Karl

Yes, of course... If you Google-Translate the page's content and then place that translation in a foreign-language page on your website, that content will be indexed. 

What I was talking about was there being no actual SEO benefit to having the G-Translate gadget working on your website...

I've done a little work with Google Translate between English and German, and I'm finding it doesn't do that perfect a job. What comes out the other end is most certainly not perfect enough to put on a commercial website and expect to impress too many visitors into becoming customers. 

If you want a foreign language site that actually produces the goods, you have to bite the bullet, and get your content professionally translated. You'd also better be prepared to hire someone who can service your foreign-language enquiries...
Karl53
8/29/10
Karl53
@Sasch
 
>>>
If you want a foreign language site that actually produces the goods, you have to bite the bullet, and get your content professionally translated. You'd also better be prepared to hire someone who can service your foreign-language enquiries...
>>>>
 
Certainly all true. But on the other hand, the translation seems to work just fine for pages that depend on AdSense revenue.
 
Also, I would note that at the bottom of each or our translated pages there is a note that states the page was created using Google translator, and if anyone cared to suggest any corrections to email the webmaster. I know it's not too likely many people would bother to do this, but on the other hand, we've had no suggested changes at all.
 
For us, it was a useful experiment. But I doubt if it will ever be financially rewarding.
 
Now, I just wish I had been smart enough to give the web developer the instructions to save the Danish translated text too. ;-)
Sasch
8/29/10
Sasch
>> Now, I just wish I had been smart enough to give the web developer the instructions to save the Danish translated text too. ;-)

Yup... I can see exactly where you're coming from. One thing though; why Danish before Spanish?
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anandkushwaha
9/23/10
anandkushwaha
i think its a good way for the other language person also to understand what is going on so any way use it
 
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