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Multi language website without prefixed pathnames (main content has single language)

A site like Twitter or Google Search lets users adjust their language in the user settings. If a user is not logged in, the language is determined based on the accept-language header. The language is ...
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What happens if we change the website language when it is already indexed?

I currently have a Next.Js website where I set the default language by the user one. This means that Google bot reads it as an English website (I have English and French). I plan to change it: set the ...
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Trying to readjust the title of the multilingual website when searching through Google

As of this moment, I am making adjustments to SEO through Google Search Console for a company website. The site is built using Nuxt2 with i18n for multilingual support. I have a problem with the name ...
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People search in English, but site language is Foreign, what is the best approach to rank such sites?

I am working on a news website, the articles are in foreign language, but the readers who look for the articles search the foreign language terms in English, the people who search for articles rarely ...
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Multilingual content and SEO - best practices?

Does having multilingual content help SEO in a given language? I was thinking of paying to have my blog translated into other languages - my website and app are only available in English right now, ...
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Same Arabic phrase encoding into two different urls, why? How to handle?

I have a multi-lingual site which two arabic phrases which to my eye (and to the Arabic speakers I've asked) looks the same, but they encode differently. إعادةصياغةالنصتلقائياباللغةالعربيةمجانا ...
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Google is indexing the root domain rather than the language subdirectory where it redirects

I have a multi language website for my company. my language routing goes like example.com/[language]. I have 2 languages, and my URLs are example.com/tr,example.com/en, and example.com/ redirects to ...
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Do the number of back links to the root domain vs language subdirectories effect SEO?

My project has two language, English and Arabic. For this project we need more and more back links. The root domain has almost 60k back links but sub folders like /en has only 11k and /ar has only ...
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Google Analytics - How to combine language codes - abc.com/xyz/ and abc.com/en/xyz/

I couldn't find a specific thread about combining URLs with language codes in GA but am happy to be pointed towards an existing thread. I would like to combine abc.com/ and abc.com/en/ URLs in GA as ...
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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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Google GDPR message language

I've added the GDPR message in Google AdSense panel, but it detected my website is in Spanish so, Google has created the message in Spanish. I've got Spanish as one of many languages in my website, ...
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SEO impact of default language duplication vs redirects

On our public gatsby website we have two languages: nl and en. Our default language is en, so we have /..., /en/... and /nl/.... So for one piece of content we have the following links: https://www....
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Should links into my global website point to the language subdirectory or to the root URL which auto-redirects to the correct language?

I have a global project. This website contains /en and /tr pages. The home page redirects to the country where it is located with a 302 redirect. If it is not available in both countries, it will be ...
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Should I allow search engines to index user pages where the page language is determined by the language of the browser?

I have a multilingual project. In this project, the language pages are in /tr and /en subdirectories before logging into the site. However, after logging into the site, they are all in the /home ...
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Do I need to submit separate sitemaps for language based subdirectories?

my company uses a site that targets the different regions we are based in using subdirectories (www.example.com/en-sg/) instead of subdomains (www.en-sg.example.com). Can I ask if I will need to ...
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Multi Language Website and Best Way for Auto Redirects

let's assume we have a domain example.com that contains content for two languages (e.g. German and English). The site itself is structured by folders, so the URLs for the language versions are: ...
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For language URLs, should the default language gets its own subdirectory or take the document root?

I'm new in the i18n world, searching online the best structure to deploy my i18n website, I've found two solutions with the subdirectory model: Every language in /locale_code Default language in / ...
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I consider if I should delete a /load.php?lang= URL resource and I don't know if it would cause a problem

I have an Hebrew 1.35.1 all-core MediaWiki website; generally I have no significant performance problems reported in Google Page Speed insights with that website besides one problem which occurs in ...
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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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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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Can the same URL be used for multiple languages and still rank in search engines? [duplicate]

A web rule is that the same URL shouldn't provide different contents, even the same thing in different languages. To do so, the locale should be in the URL. However, some websites ignore that rule, ...
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SEO stumper: site redone in English from French, no change in SERP rankings for English kws

I am relatively new to Shopify, so maybe there is something I am not getting with the backend/crawlability but here goes. In my years of doing web copy and being conscious of on-page SEO, I haven't ...
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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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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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When using a paragraph in a foreign language, should I use the lang= attribute for SEO?

I understand that the doctype at the very start of any page has this attribute: <html lang="en-US"> This is obviously language-specific. What I am wondering is, rather than create multiple ...
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Should I add a language code in my HTML if I have just one language?

Should I do this? <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=en_US> <head> Instead of my current code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> If I only use just one language (meaning: ...
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Have Google index different languages at the same URL instead of just the default (English)

I have a multilingual PHP site. I have set English as the default language. The language changes automatically according to the browser settings. If it is French, the site will be seen in French. ...
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When translating a site into multiple languages, can we redirect our original language URLs to include the language identifier and maintain SEO?

We're in the process of localising our website into FR, DE and ES. As part of the current design, all URLs in the website will include the locale e.g. example.com/fr or example.com/es. Our developer ...
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Redirect visitors to equivalent pages for a multilingual site without effecting SEO?

I have 5 language on my website example.com (main page on English) example.com/esp (Spanish) example.com/ger (Germany) example.com/ru (Russia) example.com/it (Italy) What the best way to redirect ...
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SEO best practices for domains in multiple languages [duplicate]

I have a domain https://www.understandmydreams.com (online dream interpreter) and I wish to expand the service to more languages. The content will be different in each language, not just simple ...
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Does changing wordpress settings general language affect seo?

When I did an SEO check on my website, it was recommended that... The given language en does not conform with the detected language de. I know I can change the language under Settings>General&...
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For Multi Language website should be go for sub domain for sub folder [duplicate]

we are planning to lunch business in multi-language. Now, the content will remain the same for all the website but, we are also trying to cater to the local audience. So, what will be the best ...
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For SEO, can I put an English title on a foreign language blog post?

I'm writing blog content by Japanese mainly. I think making the blog multi language for English is better idea for SEO. but I have no much time to write additional content with foreign languages. I ...
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How do I change the content on my website based on subdomains all pointing to the ASPX same server? [closed]

I have created multiple subdomains on my DNS (en.example.com / pt.example.com / ru.example.com), all related to languages and all pointed to the same IP address. I want to get the information from ...
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Why do some websites have language specific URLs, when the users still use the .com version?

I'm creating my first multilingual website and I have been looking at examples from other websites. So far I've noticed that many popular websites have a .com version and a kr.example.com or example....
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Different domains for different languages SEO [duplicate]

I have two domains for two different languages containing the same content. Example.si in slovenian and example.eu in english. I am thinking to use only one domain (.eu) and have both languages on ...
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French language comes up before English language site for site: search on English version of Google

Our homepage has two versions: https://www.construct.net/fr https://www.construct.net/en The first being in French, the second English. Both versions have been online for many weeks. Searching on ...
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Canonical URL of PWA - point to main domain?

We launch several versions of our PWA on URL's like: https://editor.construct.net/ (always points to latest stable version) https://editor.construct.net/r141-2/ https://editor.construct.net/r141/ ...
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Google Search is showing my website in Japanese instead of English

When my site is searched for in Google, it shows the website in Japanese (see the second link in the screenshot below), however the entire website is in English. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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Why is the same page referenced 3 times?

On my Drupal 8 site, I activated the French and English language. When I type in google : site:example.com I get 3 times the same results per page of my site : https://www.example.com https://www....
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Do you use the country or country and language for subdomains?

We need to do translated pages where we have multiple countries that will be using the same language. The URLs will be based on the Subdomain option or Subdomains with gTLD. What is the correct ...
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Should permalinks be in English on a non-English website for better SEO? [duplicate]

On a Polish website where the title and content of the "Services" page is all in Polish, should I use an English permalink (www.example.com/services) instead of a Polish permalink (www.example.com/...
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Is it cloaking to use translated international content in different subfolders?

I already read all the recommended answers, but they don't give me any help on what I want to ask. I already read the following: Root index.html file of a multi-language website but it does not ...
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Can alternate language versions rely on canonicals to satisfy the requirement to point back to the original page?

Say I have 4 URLs: www.example.com/en/main-content www.example.com/en/almost-identical-to-main-content www.example.com/fr/main-content www.example.com/fr/almost-identical-to-main-content The ...
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Should I serve a customized sitemap to Baidu that only contains URLs with Chinese content?

I'm working on a multilingual website which has Chinese as one of the supported languages. I have a sitemap that includes links to all the pages on the website. Should I serve to the Baidu bot a ...
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Alternative languages redirecting

Serving a page in English, EG: https://www.example.com/en/make-games Has the following meta tags: <meta rel="alternate" href="https://www.example.com/fr/make-games" hreflang="fr" /> <meta ...
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Fr language in Google Analytics [duplicate]

We are using Google Analytics for our portal. In the language metric we see fr-fr and fr. What's the difference between fr-fr and fr in Google Analytics? Thanks
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Is it OK to omit the language code in URLs of a multilingual site if you still use separated URLs per language based on keywords?

I'm planning a site with two languages, German and English. I'm wondering whether it's necessary to insert the language code in the URL: example.com/de/ example.com/en/ or de.example.com en.example....
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