Seo - 2 languages

Ricardo_Moreira
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I would like to have the website in two languages but the options for now are, the shopify apps that you have to pay some amount per month and i have to provide the translation, buy a theme outside shopify that supports 2 languages and now i discover the website "Sitetran".Does anyone have heard about that:http://en.sitetran.com/. It seems preety easy but i don't know where to put the widget and if it works... so my question is: If in every page i have the text in Finnish and then English and the meta description in Finnish is it wierd? Is going to create some problems in SEO or something? thank you

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Victor_M
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Hey Ricardo!

Victor from Shopify here :)

While Sitetran looks like a good alternative to paid apps or a new theme, there is another option you can set up to translate your store which is a fully-supported Google Translate widget. We have a setup and installation guide here: https://help.shopify.com/manual/sell-online/online-store/translate-theme#add-a-google-translate-widg...

This includes a simple demo store you can view here: http://google-translate.myshopify.com/

In regards to SEO though, to answer your question, translation widgets will not affect it in any way since it doesn't change the meta tags and descriptions.

Your guru,
Victor M

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Móviles_Libres
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Thanks for the answer , I had the same doubt

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Ricardo_Moreira
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Hi Victor. Thanks for your answer. The thing is that, one of the languages is Finnish and i know by experience that Google translate or widget work bad with that language. It's such a difficult language, with so many gramatical.."aspects" that Google can't figure out and most of the translations come wierd or bad. That's why i didn't mention that one.

But thanks for the SEO tip

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