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Old 29th July 2006, 07:51 PM
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Developing IDN sites, Language Translations and other thoughts ...

A couple of weeks ago, I began developing three of my Greek IDNs. ( Links can be seen in my signature - Mods: If I need to remove these links, please let me know and I will do so !!). The sites are pretty basic at the moment, with just 2 pages - 1 in Greek and 1 in English.

I decided to start developing a few as I was curious to how they would perform in the search engines. Anyway, after putting them up live, I have noticed that they are getting quiet a few visitors, most from Google.

After doing a couple of searches myself for the sites using the keywords that users may type in, I was very suprised with the results. For example, on my Μεσιτικά.com site, which currently shows listings of real estate agents in Greece. when I did a search on Google for .... Μεσιτικά στην Ελλάδα ( Real Estate in Greece ), out of 80,000, my site was top !!!

My other two sites are also doing very well in Google, and all this just three weeks after putting them up on the internet.

Anyway, this got me thinking. Do I keep the IDNs I have parked, or do I try and start developing them ?? Well, for most of the Greek IDNs I have, I did purchase them for developement, but I have a few others in various languages, that I cannot really see myself developing. The biggest problem being the languages.

So, I was wondering, are there any people in here who can or can recommend where to get a few English pieces of text translated into other languages ?? I know that we have members in here from all over the world, so does anyone here actual offer translation services ?? Or know of any reputable individuals/companies where one can get translations done ??

I would really like to continue developing some of my IDNs, even if they are just a single page site. In my opinion, there appears to be more chance of earning through ads, affiliate schemes, etc, then waiting in the hope that oneday, someone will type in my exact URL.

I know many people here have some excellent type-in domains, and thats great. However, I joined the IDN rush a little late, and though I did manage to grab some names that I think have potential, probably half are .nets. With this being my case, I would like to try and start developing some of these, which I know have very little chance of getting any type in traffic. However, I am pretty sure that I could have much more success with visitors finding my site through search engine listings.

Anyway, sorry for rambling on. I guess this is probably the longest post I have ever done on a forum.

I am just curious as to if any other members here have started to develop their IDNs, or is everyone content with parking them ??

Thanks for reading ....

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