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Questions tagged [internationalization]

Internationalization is the process of designing and implementing a website with flexibility in how it handles language, text, number formatting, and other details that differ by culture. This makes it cheaper and easier to localize a website to different languages and cultures later.

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International Targeting Using Country Level TLDs [duplicate]

I have a domain with country level tld, for example "abc.in", now I want to target this website for my location as well as another country (for example US) What should be the best possible way? Is it ...
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Root index.html file of a multi-language website [duplicate]

I have a multi-language website and according to the Google guidelines for multi-language sites, I should keep the two or more versions of my website in two different subfolders, like: www.example....
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Multilanguage and Effect on Live Website's SEO

I'm new and learning to SEO. My question is, if I already have a website that has a pretty decent rank with just one language and I wanted to add another language, do it affecting my previous rank? ...
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Single Language with Multi-regional website - How properly HREFLANG should implement [closed]

I have all the details about how the Hreflang work and being implemented for proper serving. Just need to clarify on some sort of content duplication issue. One of my client has german language ...
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Locale code in route versus in query string for i18n

So I came across a library that helps with adding locale code to the route of your website. eg website.com/en-US/about/ The library claims that one should do it this way because "Google needs ...
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Should one use umlaute in translated URLs?

I have found at When translating a site go with URLs in Chinese or English? that The URLs should be in the same language as the content. If you want a Chinese URL, it's pretty clear that you go ...
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Sub directory or subdomain is more good for location specifc website? [duplicate]

We have a main website that is targeting in Australia . So in the search console we are mentioning that the served area is Australia .Ie international targeting is Australia . And this website have ...
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Is it OK for SEO to write page titles with the company name in English but the keywords in some other language?

Does writing titles in pages of the form: company name in English | keyword in page language | keyword in page language Have bad effect on SEO?
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Does a different site architecture in international subdirectories hurt SEO?

I have a top level domain example.com, it's a site for the US already well positioned. The business is expanding to EU and we are going to create subdirectories to use the DA of example.com. Like: ...
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mobile urls canonical & hreflang

I again have problem when working on the mobile seo urls, so the scenario is below: We have 2 domains www.example.com and www.example.es The .es is pointing canonical to .com and that's fine as we ...
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How to implement hreflang for a .com with a subdomain and and a .ca domain [closed]

I'm currently working on the SEO for a site that has the following domains: subdomain.example.com example.ca These are both e-stores and I'm wondering how I would go about setting up hreflang in ...
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International SEO with the same language?

My company is creating an international version of our site at international.example.com. We are located in the US with our main site at example.com but offer different slightly different products ...
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hreflang for two URLs with same language and different countries

Can we use hreflang like this: <link rel="alternate" href="https://www.example.de/de/product/" hreflang="de-de" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://www.example.com/de/product/" hreflang="...
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How to treat special bilingual dual view pages for SEO?

I have a site in two languages: domain.com (German) en.domain.com (English) The content is literature. Both sites are in their respective language only, but I want to also offer a dual view, to ...
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Hreflang for regions (like states and provinces) within a country

I'm working on a website which has different content depending on the province/state the user is from. Is it valid to add the subdivision code to the hreflang like below? <link rel="alternate" ...
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Multi-regional site, same language - Google penalization [duplicate]

Let's suppose there is a company "acme", that ships products world-wide. They have multiple sites, for example there is a site for Australia - acme.com.au and a site for UK - acme.co.uk. Both sites ...
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Arabic or Persian language in url for SEO [duplicate]

I need some SEO advice about how to make an SEO friendly URL structure when the site is in Arabic or Persian. Should I use translated English; or Arabic or Persian in the URL path? I ask because ...
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URL translation for multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm developing a multilingual website (with two languages). I noticed the most sites only change the language code of URL. Example: http://example.com/en/article http://example.com/pt-br/article ...
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International SEO for Same URL

I am having multiple variants of my website for different countries. According to the country(detected from IP address of the user), we were displaying the different content to the users. The same ...
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How do get URLs in two languages indexed in Google?

I am about to put a website online having at least two languages: English (EN) and French (FR), each URL will be as follows: example.com/fr/url... example.com/en/url... I have no idea what the ...
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Region-based site and SEO

I'm currently developing a small site for my friend's firm. The firm is split into two regions of the country; east and west. Each site shares products, but some may be available on the west site, ...
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Multilingual website with same URL (like bing.com) or subdomain or ccTLD [duplicate]

We are migrating our website from single language to multilingual structure. But we are unaware of pros and cons on the specific approach. We are majorly looking to build website on single domain ...
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SEO and visibility in country specific webshop - gTLD or ccTLD?

I have a small startup project with a patio heater company, where I have a gTLD (.com) and right now also a ccTLD (.dk). These two shops/domains of course link to each other but infact they are two ...
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Getting the same site to show with a different domain extension in Google

We have one site: sitea.co.uk We also own the domain: sitea.com (redirects to sitea.co.uk) We want US visitors to see sitea.com both in the browser and in Google when searching for our company ...
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Google analytics language stats seems contradictory

On the 15th of February I decided to translate two pages of one site to 5 languages: - Russian - Korean - Chinese Simplified - Spanish Now I get what appears to me to be contradictory results. ...
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Tagging different currency pages for multi-currency webshop

I present two selections in my site; one is language (which will change the URL and content) and currency. The currency setting is applied via querystring, like page?curr=EUR, then it'll remember for ...
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Can the use of lang=“en-US” on a blog affect international traffic?

We have our main domain ranking in Google for 100+ countries. We have WordPress blog setup for this domain which is at: example.com/Blog For this blog, we had many keyword rankings in various ...
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Is it right to have alternate hreflang tags referencing the same pages in other languages for all pages of the website?

For an E-Commerce, is it right to have alternate tags referencing the same pages (in other languages obviously) for all pages of the website? I'll explain better, a site with alternate tag in ...
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Google is not showing the English subdomain in the search results when searching for our domain name

We have a dual language news portal. We had changed domain name in December, 2017. Nowadays, when we search for the domain name it only shows the "bn" language website. Google doesn't show the "en" ...
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.co.uk site showing up for brand name searches from the US even when targeted .com site is available

We have a .co.uk and .com domains for our company. They are effectively the same site with the .co.uk being localised for the UK and .com being localised for the USA. There are some other differences ...
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Use a single global domain with language subdirectories and language specific URL slugs for Wordpress internationalization

We're looking to internationalize a WordPress website, and for multiple reasons have decided to go with the subdirectories with global top level domain option: example.com/de/ example.com/it/ example....
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canonical and place in country

I have a website that is divided for the UK, thus I have it as for the UK in its entirety I have it as: example.org/index.php << parent site example.org/england/index.php << child pages ...
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Multi country Amazon affiliate links

I know how to create Amazon affiliate product links in my YouTube video descriptions. The problem is that (AFAIK) the affiliate links are to the Amazon.com site. Many of my viewers are coming from ...
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One company two domains for two countries - Google Search

My company has two domains: - www.company.pe (for Peru) - www.company.ar (for Argentina) www.company.com was already taken so i had to buy one domain for each country. These two sites have ...
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prevent SERPS from other subdomains (locales) appearing in a specific region

What is the best practise to prevent SERPS from other subdomains (locales) appearing in a specific region. For instance a search in CA should only return pages from the subdomain ca.example.com and ...
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How to set up a multilanguage website with different TLDs? [duplicate]

I own three different domains: mysite.com mysite.co.uk mysite.de and want to publish my content in english and german. I would like to know how to do this concerning SEO. My first thought was to ...
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How to tell Google that each subfolder is a different site? Otherwise, Google appends the main site's name to every other subfolder

One of our Korean clients (who would like to remain unamed) has a problem with their section of their website (subfolder). They are part of an international organization. Let's call them "Foobar" for ...
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How to make sure Chinese text is rendered in webpage?

I'm making a webpage that's partly in Chinese. I use the UTF-8 encoding for all text. The page contains some parts that are in Chinese, mixed with western letters. The font I use for western text ...
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redirecting to external website causes "International Targeting | no return tags” errors in Google Search console

I have a website for an app, in www.myapp.com/get/ i've put a php redirect to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=my.app via header('Location: ' . $location); Now, because Google Play has ...
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Google My Business Website URL in Multiple Languages

I manage a multi-lingual website for a hostel chain with multiple locations. Each hostel is included in Google My Business with the correct address and opening hours. However, when it comes to adding ...
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Using alternate+hreflang to link to pages with different content (e.g., Guardian’s country-specific editions)?

On the Guardian.co.uk homepage they have: <link rel="alternate" href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk" hreflang="en-GB"/> <link rel="alternate" href="https://www.theguardian.com/us" hreflang="...
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Arabic keywords in URL in two levels

I know that localized Arabic keywords in URL are really good for SEO, but my question is what if I want to localize the category also, let us say that my website structure is like blog/category/post, ...
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Django - html metadescription not translated while google searching

I have a weird issue and I still don't know why. I'm working on a website using Django 1.10. Default language is English and it is translated in French and Portuguese. The pseudo code of the index....
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Correct hreflang tag for Brazilian Portuguese speakers in the UK

I have a UK site which is translated into Brazilian, i.e. Portuguese (Brazilian) speakers in the UK. Whats the correct hreflang tag for this? https://example.com/gb/pt-br In theory, we are looking ...
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Meta Title from Region A is showing in SERP of Region B with Region B URL

So, we have this multilingual and multi-regional website with every region on their specific subdomain. The content on the websites is more or less the same except for a few changes. It's not ...
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How reliably does Google determine a user's region, in order to pick the right hreflang option (specifically en-gb vs. en-nz)?

We have a website that serves content for New Zealand and most of the world. The same content is picked up by another subsidiary website and served to the UK, with our permission. We would like ...
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Should I use rel=“alternate” on different domains?

We're about to introduce a .com version of our website as well as a few additional ccTLD's and from what I've read, I'm unsure whether to be using a rel="alternate" tag or not. The scenario: We have ...
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Multiple domain names and with same content. In different language and same [duplicate]

I have multiple domain names with same content. Some with a different language and some with the same. I have a main website with a hotel name that has been around for some years now. I have recently ...
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Google Search Console (GSC) - Geo-target one subdirectory

I have an international website with gTLD xyz.com and different subdirectories for countries: xyz.com/fr/ for France, xyz.com/de/ for Germany, xyz.com/us/ for US and xyz.com/uk/ for UK. I need US ...
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Avoiding Localization for Blog and Youtube

I have a blog and website that produces content for the web, and not for any region. I have a tutorials niche that where I show how to cook recipes from all around the world. What I want to ask is, ...