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Bye Bye Global Translator and Wow A Very Fast Site

Apr 17, 2010 by     19 Comments    Posted under: SEO Tips, Site Updates, Wordpress, WordPress Hacks

While doing blog hopping today I have seen an interesting post made by Allen Gurrea of Silkenhut.com regarding an Instruction on How to Remove Global Translator , at first I was confused about the post.Why would Allen remove the plug-in that could possibly bring lots of traffic to his site as what was discussed before in other blogs which is also the reason why I have implemented this plug-in to Tech At Hand Dot Net , After further investigation I found out that there are some issues that has been discussed regarding this matter as discussed by Allen in his post about reasons of removing the plug-in.

Well Thanks Allen for the reminder. However I have made other solutions that might help you regarding this matter, I have not followed Allen’s suggestion regarding submitting the page in Google Webmaster for removing the whole cached google translated page.

The solution I have implemented is a 301 redirect for all folders of the translated page into it’s original post, I have added the following codes in my .htaccess files

redirectMatch 301 ^/folder name/(.+)$ https://www.techathand.net/$1

Example :

redirectMatch 301 ^/ar/(.+)$ https://www.techathand.net/$1

“ar” is the arabic folder that the cached page is using, The code above shows that if somebody tried to arrived at my site thru the translated cached page by Google they will be redirected to the original post.

It is about more than 6 mos ago when I tried to block some translated page like Tagalog translation thru robots.txt and after checking it today I cannot see any tagalog translated page in SERP, that only means that if we stop Google from crawling the page thru robots.txt in due time google will remove the page in the SERP. But while it is not being removed I will try to redirect the visitors in the English Page ( original ) to avoid any possible problem with Google or Google AdSense for using their translated page more than 15 days.

On the other side of the story when I read Marhgil Post about the Loading Time of my Homepage thru the recent announcement of Google, I have been reminded to check my site thru Pingdom just to find out that it loads at 19.09 seconds.

Which might be a reason of having high bounce rate of my blog. Did you see how it drops by removing the Global Translation Plug-in because I have implemented it wrong.

So I hope this experience might help you in a way in Search Engine Optimization. But sorry to inform that this is only applicable for WordPress Users

19 Comments + Add Comment

  • we are want some word not translate; how to use ?

    for example we want ‘ WordPress’ word in all language same

  • hi kuya dexter, kakainspire ka naman mo hehehe you blog about technology yet you are a mechanical engineer. Ako din, i am a civil engineer but my passion is about gadgets.
    i also start blogging… here is the url of my blog
    baguhan palang ako heheh pero after few months, magiging ganto rin kaganda blog ko 🙂
    God bless and more power to your blog

    • @mark angelo,

      Salamat po. A comment like this makes me inspire to blog more. Oo nga tayong mga engineer meron din tayong space dito sa blogging. Kagandahan ng mga engineer fast learner :). God Bless din po sa inyo..

  • @sir Dex,
    baka dito lang sa location ko… heheheh (pasok ako sa top 5 out of 125M search)

    thanks uli! 🙂

    • @ariston | make money online,

      Make sure to off your gmail account when checking.. I use Rank Checker by Seobook.com to check my rankings 🙂

  • Great advice sir Dex, I also removed the translator in one of my blogspot site (tsaka may error din)..

    thanks! 🙂

    p.s. sir Dex, paki-google nga djan sa SA kung lumabas ung site ko sa 1st page ng Google sa ‘Make Money Online’ niche.

    salamat uli! 😉

    • @ariston | make money online,

      di ko nakikita dito sa SA when typing ‘Make Money Online’ , I have seen that many have remove this plug in already. 🙂

  • wow… thanks for the advise….. ill remove mine also and see what will happen… heheh :p thanks Dex..

    • @ikogsakanding | BLOG FOR NOOB,

      Hope it will be for positive results, and let us know..

  • hindi ko niredirect by 301. I just disallow the googlebot sa robots.txt. Umabot na kasi ng 50,000 pages ang unreachable by Google according sa Google Webmaster. Kaya kailangan kong mawala sila sa Google index to avoid any penalty kung meron man.

    • @Selboy,

      Oo nga mas maganda mawala sila .. para di na lumabas na error sa Google webmaster.. Hirap na..

  • Good post Dex. I checked my site (upcoming; not the one on my Google profile pic) and got a surprisingly low number…in seconds I mean. Maybe it’s not surprising as it hasn’t even been launched yet and still in testing phase.

    Anyway, I’m wondering if the result would differ if you do it at another time of day. Say, your host is based in the US and you test it “when the Americans are awake.”

    I was testing the actual loading this (very early) morning and the site was notably slow. I’ll check again tomorrow if it’s just a coincidence. I welcome your thoughts though. Thanks.

    • @Gines,

      I believed it will be the same.. because loading depends on the your site.. anyway you can do the testing..

  • Hi Dex, thanks for the plug. At first I was skeptical about this too. I was thinking that I will lose international visitors and my traffic would plunge but after 2 weeks since I implemented this, my traffic has not dropped. In fact, I see it rising a bit but the most notable thing is, the errors found in Google Webmaster Tools for my blog has dropped by a lot! 🙂

    • @Allen,

      I actually recheck my analytics before doing this and I found out out that for the last 4 mos I have no visitors that comes from international keywords.

    • @Allen,
      I think the concern is valid but with the 301 redirects as kuya dex showed, I think we can mitigate the loss of traffic. 🙂

  • wow anlaki ng binilis 🙂
    I removed my installation of GT and tested the pings and it’s still at 8 secs 🙁 Dami ko kasi images hahaha.

    • @sylv3rblade,

      OO nga nakakatuwa kasi halos 66% ang natanggal sa mga nag loload na maliliit na flag 🙂

      • @Dexter | techathand.net,
        Well I guess kasalanan nung gumawa ng plugin un.. Pede naman kasi sprites imbes na images 🙂

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