Our company now has 2 domains linked to one FTP:
- In the
.ltsite, we show the content in the local language
- In the
.eusite, we show foreign languages like
1). My first question is if pages like:
will be considered duplicates by Google if they have:
- Same title
- Same description
- Different language body
- Same body description
Currently in the
<head> section we use alternate tags:
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="lt-LT" href="http://site.lt/oliver-weber-auskarai-symbol-9919" /> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="lv-LV" href="http://site.eu/lv/oliver-weber-auskarai-symbol-9919" />
and canonical links to default local language pages to avoid duplicate penalties:
<link rel="canonical" href="http://site.lt/oliver-weber-auskarai-symbol-9919"/>
But I think that canonical links will not let us get indexed with other languages with
site.eu. Should we not use canonical links?
2). The second question is:
Is it necessary to redirect users/bots to languages by IP or HTTP language header? Can Google add a penalty for this? Or maybe this will be better?
I had read a lot of information and suggestions about these questions, but all them seem to be different.