After thinking about it for a couple of days, I finally decided to install and start using CommentLuv on this blog and start rewarding good contributors with a juicy backlink to their website and design it so they can create an original site using different services online for this. Whether you have just a small blog about Japan or you sell SEO/marketing services, you are welcome here.
Nofollow links never stopped spam which tends, sometimes, to be overwhelming I have to say. And I really am happy to help people who share wise and meaningful ideas in their SEO efforts.
One of the most important aspects of onsite SEO is having good quality content, this doesn’t mean just translating existing content – it means having your content rewritten specifically for your Japanese audience.
This also includes ensuring that the template also caters for Japanese users. Currently in the western world, we want sleak and minimalistic designs, in Japan this is referred to as sibishii which means desolate. If you have a minimalistic website that to the western world is aesthetically pleasing, it won’t go down well in Japan. Japanese users like content, and well, we may describe it as a cluttered feel.
The Japanese are used to seeing a lot of information displayed, so don’t be put off from including lots of content on your pages. It is a different approach to the other side of the world- where less text, more engaging information and straight-to-the-point content are more common.
On my side, I will do all I can do update this blog more regularly with useful contents for people who are trying to break into the unique market that Japan is.
See you soon for more articles about SEO in Japan!