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Questions tagged [language]

For questions about handling multiple human languages

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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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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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Recommended approach for slug generation with multiple languages

I am building a website that will be available in multiple countries. Each country's content will be unique to that country, but each country's content will be offered in multiple languages, using the ...
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How/Why does Google return a result when Gibberish input is given using another language's keyboard? [closed]

I'm studying Russian. As such, my laptop (Lenovo T460 thinkpad if it matters) is set up to switch between English and Russian when I hit alt shift. Well, being the human I am, I occasionally don't ...
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How to make a website with another language but support to English Search Queries (Local Site)?

Note : Please note that I am not taking about multi language website. This website used only Sinhala language, but it possible to use English for all titles in the website. And target keywords are ...
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Confused about language SEO

I currently have a website that has issues with its language tags. There are currently two languages used on the website; French and English, along with a Canadian locale, but Google seems to show ...
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hreflang with session based language detection

Google's Webmaster Tools reporting that I have pages with missing backlinks. I provide two languages at my website: German and English. A user can switch languages via menu (there are flags of both ...
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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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Does Google allow links from other languages and countries, or will that cause a penalty?

If some of my incoming links come from different languages & countries sites, can that be harmful or have a negative impact on my Google ranking? Like links from sites on .cn, .ru, .jp, etc. ...
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Geo-target a website to rank in both the USA and UK

Can anyone tell me if it is possible for Google to index a webpage for search results in the USA and UK. The geo targeting is currently set to the USA. I have read the following Google guide https://...
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Is it bad for SEO to load a page with multiple languages switchable via JavaScript?

For technical reasons I have to host multi-language support directly in my HTML code and display only the chosen language based on a cookie (user can switch) <span class="language language-fra">...
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What Should be the ideal sequence to Learn Programming languages to become professional developer [closed]

I am new in programming i haven't learn any programming language yet. i have some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS and C++ can you please suggest me which language should be master in , to become a ...
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Why would my website language be incorrectly detected, and how do I set it to the right language? [duplicate]

When I visit my personal website on my phone (chrome app), the page language is detected as 'Portuguese' and asks me if I want to translate it. However the page is in English and I have set the ...
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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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PHPBB language packs not appearing under ACP -> SYSTEM after install

I'm new to PHPBB, I have followed the following link to install new language packs, https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3.0/kb/article/how-to-install-a-language-pack/ But I can't see the language ...
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Should I put my locale query param in sitemap url?

I am currently generating my sitemap for my website, listing all pages generated by users (with pictures and datas). Those pages are publicly accessibles, and have content internationalized in french ...
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Duplicate titles being flagged are on pages with different languages

Google Search Console flags duplicate titles for the following pages on my site - they all have the title 'prodname' /de/products/georadar/prodname /es/products/georadar-gpr-radar-de-penetracion-...
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How to view international Google sites to ensure our translated pages are indexed properly?

We just started launching translations of our site at the end of last year. The first language we launched was Portuguese. I've submitted the new site to Google Search Console but I'm just wondering ...
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How many users search in English and Hindu on Google India?

What is the percentage of searches are made in English vs Hindu on Google India? I could not find stats about it. (It would be a plus if there are stats on languages too.)
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SEO: One domain for all languages or domain per language [duplicate]

I have a questions for SEO experts. We have an international website catalogue translated into different languages. The cataloue also slightly changes results by user's country (enlisted pages support ...
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SEO for a splash page that lets users choose a language

I have a splash page which is just link links to the different language versions of the website. I know that this is bad to have but for business reasons we have to keep that. My questions concerns ...
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Why is a message showing in Google Analytics language column?

Today, I watched my website statistics, and I saw there a language called: <URL Redacted> You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump! I have seen on another ...
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Implementing the hreflang tag in the head

When implementing hreflang in the head section, do you call out the alternative and main language on every single page? So for example if I'm implementing Brazilian Portuguese where the main language ...
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Serve index.html by language and charset (a thing from the past)

In a digital archaeology project I have found a web server directory with files dated from 2001 that had a peculiar collection of index.html files with names ending with two letter codes of different ...
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Does any major website have a language specific sub-directories rather than sub-domains?

Does any major website has a language specific content on subfolder, i.e. www.example.com/es/ for Spanish language rather than i.e. es.example.com? What are the pros and cons of using (ccTLD) Country ...
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Which one is better: /en subfolder or just the URL itself?

I am trying to make a multi-language website with fully translated content. And the thing is I am not sure about the URL for the homepage. So the structure I am planning to prepare right now is ...
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Foreign text on English website

We decided to add translation links in our website for other languages. We have added 3 links for that: English | සිංහල | தமிழ் My problem is that we have added meta tag saying that this page is ...
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Should we localize URLs for default language or not?

I have a website running in English and Japanese and the default language is Japanese. What are the advantages of one over the other solution: Solution 1. When accessing example.com, you will see ...
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Declaring parts of page as multi-language friendly

The main parts of my site are multiple-language friendly since every user naturally selects pictures and thumbnails they want to see. The text (which to most guests is very unimportant) is english. ...
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Google Analytics event tracking for different language domains

Our website has multiple domains and each domain is used for a different language (example.com for english, example.de for german). But for some reason all events appear tracked with the .com domain. ...
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How to SEO pages with adaptively loaded alternative language on same URL?

So, when each page has content on it's own language we use HREFLANG attributes and it's all fine. But now, if I build a page in English but if user picks to display it in another language, I won't ...
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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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SEO impact of using non-Latin characters in URL

Is there a negative SEO impact if I use non-Latin characters in my URL? For example, suppose I want to have a page about sweets. I am targeting the keyword お菓子 which is in Japanese. Should I go for ...
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SEO publishing non-English articles

I have a Slovak language websites and I would like to publish unique SEO articles, but all Slovak webs with PR2 and higher are paid for publishing. In this case I would like to try publish them on ...
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How can a two language page (about learning a language) be optimized for search engines?

I know that there are lots of docs about multi-languages website, but still cannot find a solution for my problem: I'm building a website to help people to learn Italian. The site contains pages with ...
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Language of friendly URLs

I am doing a site where the language of the entire content is Portuguese. My URLs are friendly, however they are in English. Should I change all URL to Portuguese, too? For example: from: example....
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Multiple languages what to do with title tags alt tags etc

The title says it all: Multiple languages what to do with title tags alt tags etc. I found a similar questions but the answer was not exactly what I was hoping for. Situation: 1 WordPress ...
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htaccess need automatic redirect + language + SEO urls

I am trying to achieve more things: HTTP:// should redirect to HTTPS:// www.example.com should redirect to www.example.com/en/ or /it/ depending on client language links should resolve to www.example....