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I've done efforts to improve my sitelinks months ago, and they still make no sense. I've made sure I have the same header in all pages (~10mm) and that they are inside . Still I'm seeing a a sitelink to an alternate language version of the homepage es.klear.com (seen in the picture below as Inicio) and to a page (titled "For Business") that is not linked to from anywhere anymore (was replaced by a new page months ago). I've specified a couple of times for GWT to re-crawl my homepage, but still seeing the same results. (seen below an example for the full sitelinks when searching for klear.com, and for small ones when searching for just klear). This is the homepage: Klear

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  • Google generate sitelinks automatically, we have no more control on that, But we can use sitelink tools to Remove specific URL. So just remove/demote that URL, and let Google index other links. – Goyllo Jan 7 '16 at 12:43
  • @Goyllo While I get Google does it automatically, but it's based on the page we provide him. I'm asking how come my specific page has lead him to such conclusions (I might be doing something wrong) and if there's any way to make him update his decisions. – Noam Jan 7 '16 at 12:50
  • Do you use link rel alternate hreflang tags between your various languages? Adding those tags might be enough to keep Google from seeing your other languages as important links for site links. (Now I looked and I see that you use these links on your site already.) – Stephen Ostermiller Jan 7 '16 at 13:24
  • Also, why is the description for "Inicio" in English? If that is a Spanish page, shouldn't it have a Spanish description? If you are using any English on your Spanish pages, that could be a big part of your problem. When I look, it appears that your entire es site is actually in English!!!!!! – Stephen Ostermiller Jan 7 '16 at 13:25
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Your entire Spanish site (http://es.klear.com/) actually appears to be in English. Google may include any important link it find on your home page into site links. Because your Spanish site isn't actually written in Spanish, Google doesn't know that it isn't meant for English visitors.

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  • In some (most) pages the navigation is in Spanish, and all these pages (including the one in your screenshot) has a link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" in his html. Doesn't that tell him? – Noam Jan 7 '16 at 13:37
  • In internal pages, you'll see more spanish, e.g. es.klear.com/profile/codinghorror . Also in the footer of the homepage. The page changed and I didn't add translations to the other parts... Do you think these semi english semi Spanish pages might be a problem? – Noam Jan 7 '16 at 13:40
  • Yes, semi English pages are at least part of this problem – Stephen Ostermiller Jan 7 '16 at 14:45
  • Would you say it's best to avoid the language subdomains in my specific case in which pages are only semi-translated? (And 301 redirecting to the no-subdomain english version) – Noam Jan 10 '16 at 9:06
  • You should at least avoid linking to semi-translated pages. Redirecting away from them might be a bit drastic. If you were to do so, it would presumably temporary and you should use the 302 redirect. – Stephen Ostermiller Jan 10 '16 at 11:36

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