This is the first time I am doing a multilingual website and I have a few issues:
I have 3 languages, each in its separated folder:
ru/. In the
<head> section of each one I have
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="x" href="http://website.com/x/" />.
What I don't yet understand is how do I index the website with Google Analytics and Webmasters Tools?
I don't need the ability to see the statistics for each language separated, just the whole website at once. So, given the fact that
http://example.com automatically redirects to
http://example.com/en/ (default folder/language), do I include the same tracking code on each page for all 3 languages? If so, when I register the website to Google Analytics, what URL should I specify is the website? I think
http://example.com won't work because it automatically redirects to the
And for Webmaster Tools, do I register the root website and then separate it with geolocation, or do I register an account for each of the three languages?
Also, every page has the same name in all three languages. For example:
http://example.com/en/about-us in Italian will be
http://example.com/it/about-us, if this matters somehow.