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Yes, I know I’m muy loco en la cabeza (lol!), but this is something I’d like to pursue to see if I can accomplish a multilingual blog or not.
I read online, by Neil Patel, that he had done this exact same thing. Mainly to attract visitors from other countries, duh. He had said in his article about international SEO that he had created subdomains which was a mistake of his. So I was going to try and create my multilingual blog with subdirectories, like he suggested, and see how that goes.
Why I’m creating a multilingual blog…
The basic reason is search engine optimization (SEO). That is the reason why I am creating a multilingual blog. There are several factors of mastering search engine optimization which are content, links, visitors, and engagement just to name a few. One I would like to target is visitors. And it is more likely for me to rank higher on the search engines in other countries other than in the U.S because there is no competition overseas. Let’s just face it.
Going over the process in my head…
I’m guessing by going with subdirectories, I’m going to have to create a whole new website for each language. Then transcribe my blog posts, pages, headers, footers, and sidebars in to the language of choice. Not to mention trying to change my AdSense ads into using other languages. Which come to find out it AdSense does support publishers in several different languages, which is a huge plus. Awesome thing is, AdSense will serve relevant ads to your pages in the appropriate language, even if your site contains multiple supported languages. Even better news!
There’s a Multilingual WordPress Plug-in called Polylang!
Apparently, there is a plug-in that will do the trick but not sure exactly how it works. Polylang allows you to create a bilingual or multilingual WordPress site. You write posts, pages and create categories and post tags as usual, and then define the language for each of them.
Polylang even has a drop-down language selector you can use with the corresponding flag and language. Which is a great feature to add to your menu or as a widget to the sidebar.
Conclusion,I’m in the process of installing the Multilingual WordPress plug-in called Polylang. So far so good. It also has a translator plug-in that I plan on installing called Lingotek. Polylang integrates with the separate Lingotek Translation plugin to give you a more feature rich translation management system. And it lets you automatically translate your site with machine translation.