I've read this post => International Targeting "no return tags"

because I have this error in my Google webmaster console

International Targeting | Language > 'de' - no return tags

Pages for Example https://www.translationscloud.com/about https://www.translationscloud.com/de/ueber-uns

Actually the english page points to the german page, and the german page links back to the english page. (Of course with "points" and "links" I refer to the hreflang tag)

So, I don't understand which is the problem :( Maybe I mis-understood the meaning...

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance

  • Strange, it looks right to me. Were the tags added recently? Note that you can click into the error and get sample URLs (if that isn't where you already got your example). Nov 20, 2016 at 18:08
  • Links were added months ago :( Nov 20, 2016 at 19:20
  • @Andrew any idea? If you check the source code of the page everything is fine, but i have this error :( Nov 20, 2016 at 23:33

1 Answer 1


Your pages have redirects which don't match the tagging, like features adding a trailing slash & about redirecting to the version without the /en/ in the URL.

So, you're telling Google that the English page is /en/languages but then redirecting them to /languages instead. That's probably what's throwing them off.

  • So you suggest me to remove x-default and replace en value with x-default one? Nov 21, 2016 at 7:30
  • You could also set x-default and en to use the same /about URL, since English is your default language. Nov 21, 2016 at 16:00
  • That was my doubt... can I use the same page for both? Nov 22, 2016 at 21:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.