We have a website for a restaurant that is in 5 different countries, all pages are in English at present:
I'm thinking of marking up the site with
hreflang=, but then I had a thought. Could doing this actually impede the country specific page appearing in different country Google searches? As the multinational aims of this site are bit different, we still want the country specific page to appear in different countries results, not the alternative URL.
e.g. Most pages rank rather well in what ever countries Google you are searching in. The Bangkok page appears on page 1 of most country Google searches for searches such as:
- '(keyword) restaurant in bangkok'
- 'best (keyword) restaurant in bangkok'
But if I was to implement
hreflang=, might this 'confuse' Google and try and rank the wrong page?
For example, some one searching from the US types in 'restaurant in Bangkok' but due to the
rel="alternate", Google tries to return the Miami page, or it hampers the chance of the Bangkok page ranking.
So I'm thinking that perhaps not bother with the markup, as the situation is a bit different. What are your thoughts.