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
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.
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