Does Translated Content is considered as Duplicate Content ?
As a webmaster or blogger, may be you already asked yourself this single question : if I translate my own content in another language (example: english to french translation), will this be considered as a duplicate content issue ?
If you want the detailed answer from Matt Cutts, see the video below. If you want my short answer in a single sentence, here it is :
No, translated content is not considered as duplicate content or spam, as long as it is not done via google translate.
Using Google Translate online tool can be considered as spam if you do it in several languages because this is not user generated content. But if someone use Google Translate and fix the grammar errors and some phrases is this also an issue ? hmmm not sure, I would say no because I can see many translation agencies already propose this in their services.[youtube]