Yesterday I read all the posts in this thread, then just closed the browser. I was a little upset. Yet I did not know why.
So this morning I come back and re-read the posts, and the original article. And still I remain a little upset. But I think I realise why. Let me explain myself.
My initial reaction was one of wow I did not realise that SEO gurus were so US centric. Worst still, US ingles centric. Now I realise that my upset was caused by something else. Put simply, I was and remain rather jealous. Why? Well, simply put, I would love to only have to SEO for a single language. Oh what joy, to be able to worry about a single language. To forget about content duplication, worry about only a handful of leading SE´s, and not some of the appalling local market SE´s here in Europe.