I am building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language.
And for that, Google suggests the following:
As my domain will have to change according to the language of the country, I will have to go with Option 1.
A country-specific domain.
Since they all have different domains, if I don't let Google know that they are the same website, they will all be treated as unique unique websites.
Google suggests that you can "group" them using one of those 3 options:
If I'm doing it, I'll use the
But my question is:
What do I gain by letting Google know that all of these websites are the same, but in different languages? What will be different if I let Google think that they are all unique and separate websites?
Do I earn some SEO or pagerank doing that?
I mean, what if I get a lot of traffic from my website in English? Does that benefit my results from other languages in the other domains?