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It is against Google's webmaster guidelines to put machine translated text where Googlebot can find it and index it. Google will penalize your site for auto-generated content for doing so. Here is the excerpt from the guidelines: Q: Can I use automated translations? A: Yes, but they must be blocked from indexing with the “noindex” robots meta tag....


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There is a video at Google Webmasters Youtube channel that presents a slide with a closed list of what is considered by Google as a duplicate content: What's duplicate content? Exact same page, or same content (or piece of content) www / non-www / http / https / index.html / ?utm=... Separate mobile-friendly URLs, printer-friendly URLs, CDN ...


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In both cases, adding content to your site (whether original or a translation) does not per se improve SEO. What you need are inbound links. If those posts get you inbound links, then they will improve SEO. If they don't, other than possibly adding a few matches for non-competitive requests, they won't do much for you.


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Back when Google still had the free Translate API there where terms which would have made this against the rules as the terms stated that it was for the purpose of translating source content to an alternate language for end users to be able to read or for translating user content from their source language to the site language. Since the depreciation of the ...


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Disavowing was the first suggestion I had. I would file a complaint with Google. Once the claim is processes they will de-index the page or hit them with a manual action that will knock them from the SERP (though neither are guaranteed). https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dmca-notice?pli=1&


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Because this is only for search engines and communicating where to find your site - you could move all of this code over to your Sitemap and submit it in the search engine of your choice's Webmaster interface. Advantages: Make it as big as you like, without bloating your HTML. There's no limit! No need to worry about confusing header link structures. You ...


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Use x-default for the default version of your website that you haven't targeted yet by another hreflang. For your information, Google don't mention canonical. reference: https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.fr/2013/04/x-default-hreflang-for-international-pages.html From your code you have added to your question i can see a misconfiguration <link ...


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For HTML5: A link with the alternate link type indicates that the linked document is an alternate representation of the linking document. A link with the hreflang attribute indicates the language of the linked document. A link with alternate + hreflang indicates that the linked document is a translation of the linking document (see my answer with a quote ...


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To keep your current rankings don't move the current content. For new content create subfolder. Assume your site looks now like: example.com/page-one, /page-two etc. Assume it is in english. Then, if you want to translate your content into German, create a subfolder /de/ and double your site structure into it, like /de/page-one, /de/page-two. Your ...


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hreflang may be used on any link. It doesn’t matter from which and to which document you link. It just conveys in which language the linked document is.¹ hreflang+alternate may be used only on links which point to a translation for the linking document.² ¹ In practice I’d only specify the hreflang attribute if the language of the linked document is ...



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