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(Entry was posted by Athanasios Giannias on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, February 12, 2015).

Can we target the same keyword phrase?

Hi everyone,

Having a bilingual site, can we target the same keyword phrase on both versions? Is this harmful from an SEO point of view or confusing for Google?

Thanks everyone! ?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Athanasios Giannias: Hi everyone,

    Having a bilingual site, can we target the same keyword phrase on both versions? Is this harmful from an SEO point of view or confusing for Google?

    Thanks everyone! ;
  • Tim Capper: Yes you can as I assume the other site it properly translated by a native speaker.

    You may realize that the "same keyword" might not make sense when translated, thats why you need to have it properly translated.
  • Athanasios Giannias: Thanks + ;Having ecommerce site, translated by a native speaker,  ;the keyword phrase for eg. montain bikes Gt , may be appropriate in both languages! Is it safe to use it on both versions? ;
  • Tim Capper: Yes thas fine >> And remember to use href=lang
  • PromozSEO: Athanasios Giannias, as + ; said, you must have to use hreflang to point out different language pages.
  • Athanasios Giannias: Thanks everyone ;
  • Mohd Shadab-Troikaa: + ;NO you should not target the same keywords in bilingual sites as both languages have different ranking Keywords, You should do through research and then choose the keywords in both sites.
  • Athanasios Giannias: + ;the keyword phrase mercedes c-class or mountain bikes Gt can be same in both languages.
    Its true that the search results is very different when at least one word of a keyword phrase is in native tongue or even when one word is native written with english characters. ;
    Hope that was not confusing. ;

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