we have ecommerce store with 20 languages, translated by a human.
Now we are going to split this one site to multiple local shops for each country.
Now it looks like: domain.com/fr, will be frenchdomain.fr.
What You think, is that worth to do? I mentioned that Google puts local domains higher, and customers also like "locals" better. Matt Cutts in 2011 said that its better to have all separate local sites.
Meanwhile, our world is now so global, that lots of people are buying from global stores and noone cares a lot about such things.
I'm in doubt. Maybe someone can help / have an experience?
Thanks so much.