Several of my site's pages are appearing in search results with
[Translate this page] next to it. When I click that it takes me to Google Translate and translates my page "from Catalan to English".
The pages are in English but have a couple of foreign words (actually Japanese romanisations, not Catalan) that appear to be tripping Google up.
A few weeks ago I set the html tag to
<html lang="en"> which from research appears to be the best method to specify the language of a document. Google has cached the pages with this attribute but it is still offering to translate.
More research led me to a "notranslate" attribute which prevents translation entirely:
<html lang="en" class="notranslate">. The problem now is users cannot translate from English to their desired language!
Are there any other solutions that force Google to parse my site as English only?