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    Pagerank lost for inner pages

    Hey,

    I have a PR5 site and had sections translated into different languages
    as site dot com/es/index.htm which was a solid PR4 for a couple years now they have 0 after this update.

    Although the main index and sub pages have kept their PR

    All of the sections in spanish, french ,etc now have no PR ?
    why would this happen ? they were submitted to their respective foreign directories
    Google, Yahoo and others have english content translated and have similar or slightly lower PR

    The SERPS for the foreign sections are still fine though....but I am still a little peaved over Google's nonsense in PR. if PR passes internally in english why not in another language....it's the same internal linking.

    since they lost PR should I make them es.site.com or de.site.com is that better ?
    yahoo has done that for their site sections and international areas..

    Is this good for SEO ?

    if I should, do I need to do a mod-rewrite ?

    will I lose SERPS when it is redirected to another page in the new format ?

    experts please advise with simple instructions for a quasi newbie.

    Thanks

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    Are the pages still indexed on google?
    Are you getting traffic to these pages from searches still?

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    yes, pages are still indexed...

    and the searches are high in their positions.

    the odd part is ALL other pages have PR3 or more BUT these inner language pages all of a sudden have none and they are linked to homepage.
    Last edited by lukkas; Dec 3, 2007 at 22:51. Reason: added comment

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    It sounds to me like you've updated the pages and moved them to a new location and expected them to keep the same PR?

    (Public) PR is updated quarterly or there about's so you'll only see any updates in your toolbar every three months or so, therefore if you've moved pages and created new one's then usually these pages won't usually display any PR until the next update.

    You should also provide a redirect (301) from your old location to your new location so that search engines and users get redirected from the old page to the new one so that they aren't in any doubt where the new page is located.

    Hope that helps.

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    No. there have been no changes at all for page location. They were all made at the SAME TIME. To have the different language sections to lose PR is crazy.

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    In my experience Google has lowered the PR for pages that don't have links to them, and when I say links I mean mainly external links. You need strong links to a page if you want to have a decent PR. The problem might be in your internal linking structure, but without seeing it it's hard to tell…

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    I wouldn't worry about it. It's probably just a toolbar reporting issue. As long as your rankings haven't changed you have nothing to worry about.

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    Yeah, if the page hasn't moved at all then I wouldn't worry.

    I presumed that all the pages had been split out into /en/, /es/, /fr/ extensions but if all that's happened is the extra foreign languages have been added then the base site shouldn't be affected at all if nothing has changed in them.


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