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Old 25th March 2007, 05:37 PM
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Google cross-lingo algo!!

Just noticed this. If you Google search "hindi" in ascii, you get pages (in first 10) that are purely written in "hindi" script with sometimes no traces of ascii. Well, that seems to be a big development. Google doing translation? Has anybody noticed this in any other languages? So, now the languages will compete with each other head-on to get a slice of the SERPs.


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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Just noticed this. If you Google search "hindi" in ascii, you get pages (in first 10) that are purely written in "hindi" script with sometimes no traces of ascii. Well, that seems to be a big development. Google doing translation? Has anybody noticed this in any other languages? So, now the languages will compete with each other head-on to get a slice of the SERPs.


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
It may well be that you are just flagging up sites that have two or more languages supported. Some templates don't support Unicode so the option to switch language is often awkwardly expressed in Latin Characters.
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Re: Google cross-lingo algo!!

I see what you are saying. However, this is a line Google and other search engines might toe in future.

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It may well be that you are just flagging up sites that have two or more languages supported. Some templates don't support Unicode so the option to switch language is often awkwardly expressed in Latin Characters.
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I see what you are saying. However, this is a line Google and other search engines might toe in future.
They already have to a limited degree, I think. If you search on low numerals 1, 2 and 3 in Chinese you have for several years returned the same searches as if you do the same thing in Latin.

I think there is a limit to the usefulness of such techniques, however. Google tries its best to throw up relevant search results. It is always going to be struggling if you cannot indicate the correct linguistic context.
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Re: Google cross-lingo algo!!

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Just noticed this. If you Google search "hindi" in ascii, you get pages (in first 10) that are purely written in "hindi" script with sometimes no traces of ascii. Well, that seems to be a big development. Google doing translation? Has anybody noticed this in any other languages? So, now the languages will compete with each other head-on to get a slice of the SERPs.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
Maybe the ascii sites have "Hindi" unicode in their meta tags to get potential traffic any which way.
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Maybe the ascii sites have "Hindi" unicode in their meta tags to get potential traffic any which way.
Google is getting clever.
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Re: Google cross-lingo algo!!

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Just noticed this. If you Google search "hindi" in ascii, you get pages (in first 10) that are purely written in "hindi" script with sometimes no traces of ascii. Well, that seems to be a big development. Google doing translation? Has anybody noticed this in any other languages? So, now the languages will compete with each other head-on to get a slice of the SERPs.


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
Drbiohealth, sorry to bring the bad news, but there's nothing new about this. Have you never heard of the "miserable failure"?

Those pages you see in Hindi only, could even be in Chinese. If a lot of webmasters decided to anchor a chinese page with "hindi", you would get it when searching for "hindi". So, the trick is not on the page itself, but on the pages linking to it. If you double check again, you'll see it makes a lot of sense.

With so many SEO bullshit around, sometimes people forget how the Google's main algo works. It's very easy, indeed. Want a top SERP on some term? Just get a thousand links, all with the exact expression you want, and it's yours.
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Re: Google cross-lingo algo!!

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Google is getting clever.
It certainly is. I see this feature the other way round as well (search query in local language with results sometimes totally in English and these sites are from reputed companies not from spammers). Google certainly appears to be doing some translation stuff internally, may be experimenting at this stage.

And here is an eye opener from Mulligan on DNlocal
http://www.dnlocal.com/general_discu...topicseen=#new

Seems to me that IDN game will prove to be a different ball game altogether after all this is put into effect. Question is, which one will be given more weightage by Google: two domain strings with exactly the same meaning but in different languages?
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Google is getting clever.
Probably just employing more Indians!
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