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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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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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SEO impact of using non-Latin characters in URL

Is there a negative SEO impact if I use non-Latin characters in my URL? For example, suppose I want to have a page about sweets. I am targeting the keyword お菓子 which is in Japanese. Should I go for ...
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Should the English website use href=“x-default” when it doesn't auto-redirect to the user's language or country?

For each URL on my site, I'm auto-redirecting according to header accept language. The site arch is English version: http://mydomain.com/page Spanish version http://es.mydomaina.com/page etc.. The ...
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How can a two language page (about learning a language) be optimized for search engines?

I know that there are lots of docs about multi-languages website, but still cannot find a solution for my problem: I'm building a website to help people to learn Italian. The site contains pages with ...
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Multiple languages what to do with title tags alt tags etc

The title says it all: Multiple languages what to do with title tags alt tags etc. I found a similar questions but the answer was not exactly what I was hoping for. Situation: 1 WordPress ...
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Getting user language via Google cookies

Just thought, if that would be possible, I can get users native language, and display my webpage on their language, or on the closest one. So; Is it possible to get someone's language using his/her ...
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Language of friendly URLs

I am doing a site where the language of the entire content is Portuguese. My URLs are friendly, however they are in English. Should I change all URL to Portuguese, too? For example: from: ...
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Privacy Policy for an english site that is located in france but is owned people in Italy

I'm really having some difficulties with the Privacy Policy for my site, the website in question is written in English but hosted in France, in additional to this the website is owned by people in ...
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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 ...
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htaccess need automatic redirect + language + SEO urls

I am trying to achieve more things: HTTP:// should redirect to HTTPS:// www.example.com should redirect to www.example.com/en/ or /it/ depending on client language links should resolve to ...
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I18n website and URL prefix iso639

I'm adding i18n to my website. For translated pages I add iso639 code of the language like this: http://example.com/en/mypage.php But I'm curious about language code. Should I use iso639-1 (en) or ...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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What language should I use for my Terms & Conditions (English site but living in Germany)?

I don't really know whether my Terms of Service section should be in English or in German. I first thought obviously in German, because I live there and German law applies. But how should people who ...
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How to solve error: Missing return tags hreflang in multilanguage website

I have a multilanguage website, which has the following properties: It does not have a .com/ page, it always usex suffixes for every language, i.e. example.com/es, example.com/en, etc. I have ...
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link rel=“alternate” and hreflang : targeting country independently of language

The content of the website www.example.com is highly dependent on the country of the user, but not so much on his language. So far, the website is translate into two languages, "en" and "de", but it ...
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Google not showing the preferred geolocalized domain

I have a multi-language / multi-domain website. I have configured every sitemap for each domain and language. In Google Webmaster Tools, I have indicated the preferred region for each domain. I also ...
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Multidomain site with duplicate content

Our client wants different domains for different countries where they have hearthquarters. So we would have www.example1.com, www.example2.us, www.example3.com.br, etc. (it is also multilanguage, with ...
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Google fonts Hebrew works only in Chrome

I want to use a Hebrew font from Google font. So I included the font: <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Alef:400,700"> An styled my elements: ...
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Correctly handling multi language URL's in sitemaps

I have an English page: https://www.example.com/content/article-1 This page is also avaliable in other languages at the URLs: https://www.example.com/de/content/article-1 ...
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Creating a site in France using English as main language

I'd like to create a website in France using English as the main language. Is google likely to penalise me for this?
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Serving the same content in different languages over the same URL

There are a couple of questions about this topic here, but I couldn't find an answer that is specific to my question. So, I'm building a website which currently only supports one language, but I want ...
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How to stop Japanese characters displaying badly on Windows?

I'm making a site that targets English speakers, but due to the subject nature (general Japanese culture), it's becoming increasingly obvious that there'll be some chunks of Japanese text on at least ...
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Multiple TLD's for multiple languages [duplicate]

So i have a site on .org domain. This site has two languages, english and another one. Can i register a new tld for that language country and submit it to google? I mean english will remain on .org ...
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Using productontology in Schema.org for another language?

I have a site that is in two languages, German and English. For each version of the site I am defining different schema.org markups. For example, the descriptions provided are in German or English ...
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How to integrate a content in foreign language (not an version of the site in foreign language) in a wordpress website not to have a bad SEO

I want to renovate a website for a customer bringing the content to wordpress, the site (with .com domain) is in italian language but despite a large part of the site is in english language (so, it's ...
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How to tell google that 2 different domains are for the same website

I have a website which is in Arabic language, I want to make an English version of my website, but here is the problem: The English version of the website has a TOTALLY different domain than the ...
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How does Google determine duplicate content when it's translated into different languages?

I was wondering how duplicate content in another language works. Google requests that you use canonical links to determine duplicate content or duplicates of your pages to avoid duplicate content in ...
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Browsers and number of languages

I'm looking for an interesting metric regarding browsers and languages. I'm looking for, broken down by country, the average number of languages a user's browser has loaded. So, for example, in ...
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Restricting AdSense ads' language

My users are seeing (spammy) English ads on my website that's geared purely towards native speakers of another language many of whom know no English. I would like to restrict the language of AdSense ...
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Handling visitors computers that don't report languages or countries

I added google analytics to the mobile version of my site and three days later it seems that most of the visitors either do not have a language set or a country code set. Should I assume every ...
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What does “no return tags” mean?

Inside my website tag <head> part code like below and recently I get some error report from 'Google Webmaster Tools → International Targeting': en - no return tags es - no return tags I ...
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How does SEO work for “non standard” languages?

I couldn't find a better word than "non standard" to describe my native language. It is quite an old language and it is spoken by around seven million people. The problem is that most of the people ...
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subfolder vs subdomain for different languages

I'm making my old website multi-language. I'm designing it from scratch I was wondering which one is better seo wise. using different subdomains for each language or using subfolders: ...
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meta language attribute href language for russian speaking countries [duplicate]

I didn't find a specific answer to my questions in my search. i have a website , and i need to target russia and neighbouring countries ( moldova, ukraine, belarus, kazakhstan, etc..) my website is ...
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SEO multilingual and domain .es - Google ranking?

A website with .es domain but the homepage is in English and the Spanish version is in the /es directory. Would there be any problem in the Google ranking in Spain and other countries?
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bdo, bdi, or span/p/div with dir attribute?

I don't get the difference between these options. What is the difference between them & which one is better for SEO or rendering?
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I have a website with two languages. Should I use a Keyword strategy for each language?

My website has two languages and different URLs for each language. The site is about learning English but the company is Spanish (and located in Spain). We also sell online courses for English ...
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Should href lang links be deep or point to the home page?

I have a website http://www.example.com/convert.html and would like to have multilanguage versions of the website; for example German (http://www.example.com/de/konvertieren.html) and French ...
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How to group language variants in Google Analytics' Users Flow

In Google Analytics' Users Flow, language variants such as en-us and en-gb are shown as different flows. As my website&marketing does not differentiate between language variants, how to group ...
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What is the SEO impact of hreflang attributes pointing to non-existent pages?

One of our clients got a huge international eCommerce website. We advised them to use the hreflang attribute since most of their product pages exist on all of their web shops. However, there are also ...
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Google showing snippets from the corresponding English page when the search and page are in Dutch

I have a website that is in two languages, English and Dutch. The URL structure is the following; domain is like mydomain.nl and and English page has URL mydomain.nl/en/pagename and Dutch has ...
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Am I violating AdSense TOS by allowing Google Translate widget to translate into unsupported languages?

DETAILS I want to use a Google Translate widget/plugin on my website. The website is written in English and has AdSense code embedded in it. The website is aimed at a global market, but because of ...
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Should I split the site by language for better SEO when the English site has low quality content?

We have two versions of our website English and Arabic. Arabic is in a sub-directory (not a sub-domain). When we started looking at SEO, we found that most of our articles are plagiarized from ...
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Does Mediawiki need to be installed twice to support a second website in another language?

I have a wiki which has English as the default language. Now I want the same wiki in "Malayalam". I already have the translated contents with me. How do I achieve this? Should I create a sub-domain? ...
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Fixing french language characters - some OK some not

I need to fix some pages on a friend website somebody did for him. It is a french-speaking website. Here is the code of the page showing all OK characters, ...followed by the code of a non-OK showing ...
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SEO for landing page of three different language sites

I have three sites running under the main domain example.com/en/ example.com/ar/ example.com/ur/ And there is a main HTML landing page example.com which have some introduction in three languages and ...
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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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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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Language redirect affecting pagerank and search listing?

Preface We have a number of sites that use the same redirect mechanism across the board. We recently transitioned one site from non-localised to localised and detected that the Google+ integration ...