I am working on Multilingual site targeting different languages in one country. So, English version site has many pages while there are comparatively less pages on the FR version of the site.
we have change language toggle in the top header which works as a cross linking between these languages. As per best SEO practice we are linking the page in English language to the correct version of the URL in French language (not to the French homepage). However, since there are less pages on the French section of the site, not every page in English has a same page in French.
Ex - We have Auto section on English and Cars as a sub category in the Auto section. Now, in French we have Auto section but no car section. Since the language change button is sitewide (header) and if we are on English car page, what should we add as an alternative URL for French?
Few solutions come to mind -
- Add the closely related URL i.e. Auto french page?
- Add the FR homepage URL? Since there is no alternative page for Car in french.