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SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form ...
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Get rank for non english keyword in a english site [duplicate]

I'm trying to get to the first page of Google search for a keyword in swedish language but the site and it's content is in english. What's my best option here to get to the first page? Will anchor ...
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What is the best way to handle special characters for Google searches?

For example, originally my name is Denny Müller but I have used Denny Mueller for many years. This is common practice in Germany and it has the same meaning but with a different way of writing it. I ...
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Should I just ban everyone who has no language setting?

I am constantly seeing in my logs the same type of visitor: They have no language setting, i.e. $_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE'] == '' so it's empty, and their referrer is some scam server in ...
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SEO - Redirect on first page (site.com -> site.com/en)

I have website with multiple languages and at first entrance it checks for cookie and if no cookie is present then it defaults to English language and redirects to site.com/en. So basically every ...
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multilingual domains both crawled and come up to the wrong audience

I have a domain with multilingual support through subdomains. Each language version is identical besides the titles which are translated. e.g.: domain.com ja.domain.com es.domain.com I'm ...
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Privacy Policy for english site located in france, owned by italians

i'm really in trouble with the Privacy Policy of my site, cause i'm wondering, if my site is written ONLY in english language, then is located on a french server, then is owned by italians people, ...
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Using hreflang to specify a catchall language

We have a site primarily targeted at the UK market, and are adding a US-market alternative. As per Google's recommendations: To indicate to Google that you want the German version of the page to ...
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Chrome says my website is Serbian…how do I “force” chrome to use english? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? Our website is based in the U.S. and all of our users are in the U.S. and the site is written in ...
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How to handle gender and sexual orientation on a form with select boxes more inclusively?

The existing question and the answers for it are not satisfying when one wants to be more inclusive. Gender as Male, Female or No Answer works for some sites, but not others. Taking the view that ...
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Transferring users and search engines to a new domain

I've been asked to take over the maintenance of an existing site that's being reworked. At present it's serving localised content for several languages, but via a fairly unhelpful mechanism that ...
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HTML Lang ISO Code

I have a multi-language site for English and Chinese (Hong Kong). My previous setting for Chinese Hong Kong (zh-hk) had: <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="zh-hk" ...
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Google Analytics what is the differences between same visitor languages

Wondering about my google analytics visitor languages. It shows de and de-de. Is there any difference between them, if yes what do they mean? Is there a possability to get them all together in one ...
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What is better with 3 languages: domain-lang.org x 3, domain.org/lang or lang.domain.org? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? I have three domains for similar content in three languages. One in each. I have now been told that the ...
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Will loading meta tags dynamically from a database hurt the site?

I have a website (ASP.NET MVC) which has its contents mainly in Sinhala language. So the search engines will list my site only when someone searches for Sinhala words. But,I need to list my site's ...
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Best practise for meta tags in various languages

We have a global site, all hosted on one .com domain (www.example.com/en www.example.com/es www.example.com/pt www.example.com/ru etc.) Each language sub directory is identical to one another, apart ...
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Multilingual Support on a PHP Website

I have a very basic PHP website that is currently setup for two languages like so: lang.en.php - English strings lang.es.php - Espanol strings en/ - folder with PHP pages (PHP first processes the ...
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Are inconsistent language tags bad for SEO

Our website offers 3 languages in the following manner: -English: www.example.org/en with <html xml:lang="en" lang="en"> -Spanish: www.example.org/es with <html xml:lang="es" lang="es"> ...
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Value of the HTML5 lang attribute

I'm working on a website which will offer localized content following the language+region approach as described on this W3.org page (e.g. fr-CA for Canadian French content, and fr-FR for "French ...
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Are there advantages of using hard coded URLs for localization? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? On the Synergy website, localization is detected (and can be overridden) but uses the same URL for all ...
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input type=“file” default language is system language?

I have a question, let's say I have <input type="file" name="image" />. Will the text of the button will change if user will have different language as his system default one? If so than how can ...
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What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?

In determining which language to display content in by default, there are, as far as I know, three basic methods: Examine the Accept headers sent by the browser. Use IP geolocation to determine the ...
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I want to be a developer (website and web application) and want to choose asp.net as a programming lang [closed]

I want to be a developer (website and web application) and want to choose asp.net as a programming lang. I am currently an intermediate web designer. My friend told me that there are many things in ...
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Rel = translation

I can't find much online about rel="translation" We have tutorials and manual entries which we are going to get users to translate. If the original page in English is: ...
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SEO & Multilingual: would be this a good practise?

I am currently making a bilingual website and I'd like to get nice SEO results of course. Here's my idea: The internal links would be composed of the "www" subdomain so that people can share links ...
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Alternative to .htaccess (due to bad performance?)

I've been told that .htaccess should be avoided when possible, as it reduces the server performance and new servers disables it or just don't implement it anymore. I don't know how true this is, but ...
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How does Google/SEs react to redirects from a domain root /

I have a website that's currently entirely English. I'm adding support for multiple languages, and would like them all indexed (so I can't serve different languages at the same URL). I opted to use / ...
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I've added the code for google translate to my site. How can I make it stay selected to the right language between pages?

Every time I navigate to a different page I have to reselect the language. Is there a way to get around this?
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When selecting the language of a web page solely with content negotiation, will a search engine ever see different languages?

I've done a simple, small site which basically only consists of a single page. Simplicity and no clutter are very intentional here and (imho) work quite well for this from a UX standpoint. Now I'm ...
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Which languages are supported by reCAPTCHA?

The documentation states that "Any supported language code." is supported, but then says: Which language is used in the interface for the pre-defined themes. The following languages are supported: ...
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SEO directories - good or bad?

I am building my first blog that will provide quality information about a specific niche ( make up, fashion etc. haven't decided yet ). I am intending for it to be as high on the google page as ...
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How can we find the develpoment language of a specific website? [duplicate]

first of all i m sorry if i post this thread on wrong website. Now my question is: is there any method/trick to find the programming (scripting) language of a website on which that website is ...
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(Joomla 1.6) Template position descriptions don't refresh

I want to change a description of a template position, so when I go to Admin->Extensions->Module Manager I see a different description of a module position in the position list when I edit a module. ...
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HTML (4.01) “lang” attribute: Best practice / Browser compat for where to place: HTML or BODY?

I'm just creating a new site from scratch. Each page in that site will have a default language and I'd like the markup to reflect it because there will be multiple languages. I'm using HTML 4.01 and ...
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Language prefixes

Based on other discussions on this site and elsewhere, using flags to identify languages is the path to madness. Nevertheless, I need an easy way to identify the language of individual content items ...
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Multiple Language Website and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? Sorry, this post became a bit loquacious - but I haven't found any satisfactory ...
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Difference between meta tags Content-Language and language

What's the difference between these two meta-tags <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="de, en"/> <meta name="language" content="de, en"> Are they both needed?
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Multilingual Publishing Pack (MLP): make a link to the corresponding page in the another language?

I am helping to build a bilingual website using MLP on TextPattern. It's trivial to put a link to the top level page of another language, but how to put a link to the current page in another language? ...
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Which scripting language for server maintenance? [closed]

What scripting do you use for basic server maintenance kinds of tasks, e.g. backups, moving files around, etc.? Do you stick to bash, ruby, perl, something else, or do you mix-and-match for different ...
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How should I structure my URLs for both SEO and localization?

When I set up a site in multiple languages, how should I set up my URLs for search engines and usability? Let's say my site is www.example.com, and I'm translating into French and Spanish. What is ...