So I've been working on a Niche WordPress Site written in English for 6 months now, and I'm wondering if its possible to also do a version of it in another language. I know of plugins like Polylang (where you can translate for yourself pages on your site) and Google Language Translator (where it translates each page automatically); but I'm hesitant of doing this since I don't know if its convenient for SEO purposes.
I guess my main concerns are:
- Would the articles that are well positioned right now be also automatically well positioned when translated OR would I have to start ranking all the way from the bottom my way up on Keywords for that second language like in the beginning.
- Would SEO be affected in any way? Lets say right now my site is being recommended a little more to countries like the US, England, Sweden; adding a second language would then have any sort of impact on that?
I do realize that making a new site would also imply that I'd have to build backlinks from scratch, so I that's why I'm wondering what to do next.
I also noticed that many websites apart for having their main url like:
also have a different termination depending on the visitors region:
.in (India), .tr (Turkey), .mx (Mexico)
I'm wondering how this works, any ideas?