I have a website
example.com made with docusaurus. Initially, the website was in English. Several months ago, I added the Chinese version with
i18n. All the chinese pages are under
zh-CN; so a page like
https://www.example.com/zh-CN/docs/a-page displays well contents in Chinese.
However, by inspecting in Google Search Console, I just realized that lots of chinese pages are NOT indexed in Google.
At the moment, we have
example.com as a domain property to Google Search Console. I'm thinking whether we need to add a specific domain property to Google Search Console for a better SEO of the Chinese version of the website.
I tried to add
https://www.example.com/zh-CN without trialing slash as URL prefix as shown in the following screenshot. And Google Search Console adds automatically a trailing slash (i.e.,
https://www.example.com/zh-CN/) when creating the domain property.
So my questions are:
Should I add such a specific domain property like above to Google Search Console for a better SEO of the Chinese version of the website?
Google Search Console enforces the URL prefix to be
https://www.example.com/zh-CN/with trailing slash, does it mean that we should make canonical URLs have trailing slash (currently, we make canonical URLs without trailing slash)?