Questions tagged [hreflang]

The hreflang tag (also referred to as rel="alternate" hreflang="x") tells Google which language you are using on a specific page, so the search engine can serve that result to users searching in that language.

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Hreflang Tags on Paginated Pages

I have a question with regards to Hreflang tags on paginated pages. Let's say I have english version and german version website for /blog category So my URL's will be - www.example.com/blog - EN ...
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hreflang unique situation

i have a unique situation for my international site. I have pricing visable on the EU,UK,CA,US stores and no pricing on the rest of world store. so my plan is to make the international store the main ...
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Do I need 50 URL Variations for a single URL for hreflang?

I have a website which is listing merchants and their offers. Every merchant is selling to one or more countries. Let's make it about televisions. Merchant A ships to US, CA Merchant B ships to US, DE,...
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How to make and submit a sitemap for a multilingual (translated) website (subdomains)?

I run a website that's been translated over Weglot to 5 languages, and now I have 5 different subdomains for https://www.example.eu/, like https://it.example.eu/, etc. First, I was worried will Google ...
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Setting up hreflang correctly on a huge international website

I'm doing SEO on my company's site. It's very big, with tens of thousands of pages, in 30+ languages. We have hreflang & canonicals set up, and the structure is quite straightforward where each ...
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How to Solve Pages with Duplicate Meta Duplicate Tags & Content Error due to multilingual pages?

I am using one of popular SEO tool and it showing me error of duplicate meta tags and content for below type of URL structures (I am taking as example) and I am working for agency. www.example.com/abc/...
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SEO implications of having EN hreflang with German content

we're trying to understand whether there will be any serious SEO implications impacting the website in the following situation: We've got one URL (/events) with hreflang being en, however, it can also ...
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Same content, different domains, different languages = hreflang?

I have a question. Related topics would be: duplicate content, different languages, maybe hreflang. I'm located in Belgium. Belgium is multi-lingual. I have a company that offers preparation for a ...
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How to test website in different countries / languages?

So after much effort and pain (I'm an iOS developer, not a web developer), I have my website (https://359north.com) set up to support 16 different languages/countries (thanks https://ahrefs.com - I ...
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How should I add a hreflang to the existing website

My e-commerce website is 10 years in the internet already, focused just on my home country (.de) and I use just one main .com domain. Now I want to expand to other market (UK) so I want to add new ...
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Should I use en or en-us when using hreflang?

I have a multilingual website and I have questions about using hreflang. Currently my website has 2 pages, one in Turkish and one in English. If you enter the home page from turkey, it redirects you ...
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Google search console says 2 redirect errors out of 15 pages using hreflang

My website on Github Pages has 15 different pages for different languages and locales. They all have the following in the head block. <link rel="alternate" href="https://...
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How do I implement self-referencing hreflang tags on a translated website?

We're currently using HREFLANG plugin on my WordPress site, but it doesn't have tags for all the countries we need, so we also use the WPML plugin, however this plugin won't let you edit the hreflang ...
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How can hreflang be added to a Shopify website?

I have these 3 directories for different countries. I can add an hreflang on WordPress, but I don't know where to implement it on my Shopify site. https://example.com is for the USA https://nl.example....
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hreflang sitemap with multiple language-region

i have 2 sitemaps only usage for template purpose, and use 2 sub-directory English(also other lang) and China with same contain. en-sitemap with 15urls (EN sub-directory), the contain like follow: ...
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Can hreflang in XML sitemaps include country as well as language?

We have a multicountry and multilanguage website. Different countries have multiple available languages. We have different version of each page for country and language. From Google documentation I ...
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URL to only redirect to language-specific URLs using HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE?

Before I begin, I am aware of https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/crawling/managing-multi-regional-sites, but there I have a specific question which isn't answered there. I have a ...
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Should i add a hreflang tag for all the different urls that point to the same localized page?

I have a plant guide page that can be accessed from multiple urls. This plant guide page can be in multiple languages. Should i add a hreflang tag for each alternative url or just one of them? For ...
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What proportion of a page should minimally be in a given language to warrant the use of lang and hreflang tags?

I am building an angular social media website that is intended to be used internationally. People will be able to post multiple translations of the same page if they choose to. Next to this people who ...
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Why is google search console misreading my URLs and sitemap.xml?

I have a very stranget issue on my site with Google Search Console. I've added my sitemap here: https://formulastocks.com/sitemap.xml which links to 2 other site maps: https://formulastocks.com/...
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Canonicals and hreflang for regionalized pages

I have a website that offers different languages as well as pages suited for users in different regions. Imagine the following 4 pages: https://www.example.com/international/en/our-products/ https://...
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Using hreflang and canonical in multilingual pages with untranslated content

Problem I've been looking through questions on this forum (mostly old) but found conflicting information. I have a bilingual website (Thai and English) with some pages having untranslated content (let'...
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Should I put hreflang in the sitemap if my site already has link tags containing hreflang?

I am using hreflang between languages on a global website. My hreflang code is: <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://example.com/en/” hreflang=”en” /> <link rel=”alternate” href=”https://...
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Should the same hreflang localization links be repeated under the <loc> for different languages in an XML sitemap?

So I know that alternative links should be put like the below in a sitemap... <url> <loc>http://www.mywebsite.com/lang/french/</loc> <xhtml:link rel="alternate&...
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Google-selected canonical is my original site rather than my multilingual site

Google-selected canonical is my original site rather than my multilingual site! I built a website www.example.com, then I made it a multilingual site, with an "en" at the end. (original ...
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Hreflang tags in wordpres

I am using RankMath plugin and there is no Hreflang tags in this. Is there any way I can add same on all pages using any trick or somthing?
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hreflang tags implementation not reflecting in Google Search results

My website homepage has 3 versions: one for India (unitedwecare.test/in), one for Canada (unitedwecare.test/ca) and one for rest of world (unitedwecare.test/). All the rest of the pages are the same. ...
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*Example* Is this the correct use of hreflang & canonical reference

Not to pick on Xero, but I'm wondering if this is a good example of hreflang & canonical use. https://www.xero.com/uk/resources/small-business-guides/ https://www.xero.com/nz/resources/small-...
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Switching from single to multi language website - indexing problem and lost rank

I have a website which used to be to available in a single language website: French. We wanted to purpose our product in other language (English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.) First, we have changed the ...
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Duplicate content and the HREFLang Attribute

If you have example.com written in British English and then an HREFLang alternate of example.com/en-gb/, so both pages have exactly the same copy in the same language. With the correct technical set ...
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What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in other countries? Different ccTLDs and different languages

If I have two versions of my website hosted in different ccTLDs for countries with different languages. What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in those other countries? Is ...
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When to use attribute rel="canonical", rel="alternate", and hreflang for the link tag

I have this pages: https://domain.tld/fr/post/mon-premier-article https://domain.tld/fr/post/my-first-post https://domain.tld/fr/post/mi-primera-publicacion Same for site in English... https://domain....
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How to deal with UGC in different language than website?

Our website is available in six different languages. Users have a profile that they can fill with text-based information. This leads to the following issue: The information given by the user will be ...
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Sitemap File for Multiple Languages

Hi Currently my site is in 3 languages:- English, French, Dutch. My main sitemap file is example.com/sitemap.xml I have 2 questions: Since I don't have a root folder for other languages (I only have ...
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What should the hreflang be for sites with more than 3 languages containing child pages?

We've got a domain: https://www.example.com/ Right now the domain is pointing directly to the page. We are based in Germany. So actually the site should be directing to https://www.example.com/de, ...
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Hreflang conflicts with canonical in source code

A report in SEMRush has flagged an issue with hreflang conflicting with rel=canonical but I'm not sure how to resolve the issue or get to the bottom of it. Has anyone else experienced this and can ...
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Do I need to use "hreflang" when expanding a website to a new country using a different ccTLD domain

I have a website that has really good SEO in Portugal. I use a ccTLD .pt domain, so it's automatically geotargeted for portuguese audience. But now I'm expanding the website to Brazil. And I'll use a ...
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How to properly index angular universal single page webapp with auto-redirection to language paths for search engines

I'm trying to properly index a multi-lingual express app which is serving an angular universal application. The app redirects the user based on their preferred language, if the provided path is not ...
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Can we implement hreflang on root domain for one country and on sub-folder for another country?

Is it possible for 2 countries, we can implement hreflang tags on root domain and a sub-folder, for example for US hreflang on www.example.com and for Italy www.example.com/IT can we do it like this? ...
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Applying hreflang and canonical to a website with multiple domains and subfolders with different languages

Currently I have a website with multiple domains, each domain for a specific language. However, I also have sub folders with each language. For example: www.en_site.example/en www.en_site.example/fr ...
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How do I prevent keyword cannibalization with href lang tag?

I'm afraid that "keyword cannibalization" takes place when for example I have the following two pages on my site: /en/shoe and /en-us/shoe. Can I assume with absolute certainty that Google's ...
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Should a hreflang site for a language also show pages for that language and a specific region?

It's the first time for me that I implement a multi-language and regional website. I read all the google information about how to implement hreflang tags and I also read a few other information on the ...
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Hreflang attribute on <a> tag

Recently I discovered that we can add hreflang to our <a> tags to inform about the language of the page which is being linked. It seems to me that it is a perfect fit for links pointing to ...
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Multinational and multilingual content

I would like to get some guidance on international SEO. For now this is how my website looks like: website.com website.com/fr website.com/it I would like to make it region plus language specific, ...
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Should I include a trailing slash for my <xhtml:link rel="alternate" href="URL" hreflang="en-US"/> URLs?

I'm implementing hreflang on my web app. Google does not mention anything on https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en But they use it (trailing slashes) on their own Sitemap. https:...
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Handling "rel hreflang" for specific languages in countries "en-US" and generic languages ex: "en"

If I have 3 english versions of my website: / FOR USA /au FOR AUSTRALIA /gb FOR United Kingdom I would add them to my Sitemap using rel hreflang to serve those 3 countries: Sitemap....
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Is hreflang tag required if site uses only one non English language?

I have site with Thailand language as a default and no other switching languages. In this case Do I need to configure hreflang option still for SEO purpose?
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Using hreflang with same content across multilingual sites

I have a business listing site. The content of these businesses is ALL in German (title, description, etc), so nothing is translated to other languages. This last fact makes my question slightly ...
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International SEO with different TLD's, and some same language - HREFLANG question

My business is located in Asia although 50% of my clients are from the UK, 27% from Australia and the remaining in the country i am located. After doing research i have concluded that i would like to ...
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In 2020, is there an established approach to describe an international site using XML sitemaps?

I've been writing XML Sitemaps for a decade, but I've never before needed to write an XML Sitemap for an international site. It occurs to me that there are three clear approaches (and there may be ...
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