Whilst Global Translator is an excellent plug-in for translating website text, it has some major Search Engine Optimization (SEO) drawbacks that prevent us from installing the plug-in on our Blog Hosting.

Our tests have shown that if you use Global Translator on your blog website, Google may consider your translated pages as spam content and reduce your Google page-rank as a result.

If your site has a large number of pages, you also run the risk of being blacklisted by Google Translate. This may also lead to your site ranking being reduced.

Our advice is not to use an automatic translating service, and instead create wholly independent sites.