regions and in different languages sometimes
create content that is the same or similar but
available on different URLs. This is generally
not a problem as long as the content is for
different users in different countries.
Make URL structure
that makes it easy to geo target parts
of your site to different regions.
Easy to set up
Can use Webmaster Tools geo targeting
Allows different server locations
Easy separation of sites.
or it may be http://jp.abc.com
Subdirectories with gTLDs
It's working multilingual eCommerce site SEO.
Google searches are certainly language-sensitive,
and should return the appropriate version of the
site when people search for it.
The domain name itself can be localized.
Many international users may react badly
to English words or an English sounding
domain name. This can be especially important
for languages that do not use a Latin alphabet.
Fully supported by Google.
Supports localization by country or by language.
Hosting can be localized by pointing DNS to a
web server located close to users.
Easy and cheap to implement compared to
buying multiple domains.
Cookies can be shared across all locales,
enabling single sign on for a more seamless user experience.