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Re: Sessions & Search Engines

by Herkum (Parson)
on Apr 05, 2010 at 21:04 UTC ( #832918=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Sessions & Search Engines

Why are you not setting a default language when the user has not specified any language? Depending on how clever you are you can set a default depending on where the user is coming from.


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Re^2: Sessions & Search Engines
by ahmad (Hermit) on Apr 05, 2010 at 21:29 UTC

    Yes I can, but this way search engines like google will only crawl the English version which is NOT what I want.

        Thanks for the link

        To make all of your site's content more crawlable, avoid automatic redirections based on the user's perceived language. These redirections could prevent users (and search engines) from viewing all the versions of your site. And last but not least, keep the content for each language on separate URLs - don't use cookies to show translated versions.
        Source: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com
        Looks like they have the same idea I was thinking of, but they're using mod_rewrite.

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