Global translator WordPress plugin helps you to translate your blog into multiple languages. However, there are major problems which I faced with Global translator plugin :
- Duplicate issues
- Violation of Google translator API TOS
- Violation of Google Adsense TOS
- Webhost instability
In my previous post, I talked about how Global translator plugin violates Google translation API TOS.
Here, I will talk about how it violates Google Adsense TOS and how you can fix it.
How Global translator plugin violates Google Adsense terms and conditions?
If you look at the Google Adsense supported language page, you will find that Adsense doesn’t support every language.
You can see the list of AdSense supported language here.
Scroll down to the end of page and you will see these lines :
Please also be aware that placing the AdSense code on pages with content primarily in an unsupported language is not permitted by the AdSense program policies.
So, now, you are stuck in a situation where your AdSense account might get banned.
To get rid of this issue, one simple thing you can do is to disable the languages in the Global translator plugin setting page, which Google Adsense doesn’t support. However, after disabling these languages, your blog will encounter lots of 404 error. Therefore, the best solution is to remove all those pages from specified languages which violate Adsense policies.
Use your Google webmaster tool to remove those links using directory removal method. In my case, I have manually removed all the pages which are indexed from ShoutMeLoud in different languages, using Google Webmaster tool.
Now edit your robots.txt file to make sure Google bot will not reindex those pages.
You can see ShoutMeLoud previous post on robots.txt for better SEO.
You can also see I have edited my robots.txt file to disallow bots for the multi-language pages.
It might take a week or two to see the complete changes on my blog index.
I loved this plugin at the first instance when I was getting lots of traffic from different part of the globe. But after all this fiasco, and issue with Global translator plugin, I will play safe and would do a complete research before making any changes to my blog.
For now, I will not recommend using this plugin for a while. We will have a complete solution to the Global translator problem.
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