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What is the SEO impact of hreflang attributes pointing to non-existent pages?

One of our clients got a huge international eCommerce website. We advised them to use the hreflang attribute since most of their product pages exist on all of their web shops. However, there are also ...
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Will a search engine index links with different languages if all apart from the main page are missing the path?

Our website www.websitename.com has three languages E.g: www.websitename.com/it www.websitename.com/en www.websitename.com/fr by going to each of those links you will get all the remaining ...
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SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form www.mywebsite.com/...
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How to handle gender and sexual orientation on a form with select boxes more inclusively?

The existing question and the answers for it are not satisfying when one wants to be more inclusive. Gender as Male, Female or No Answer works for some sites, but not others. Taking the view that ...
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I've added the code for google translate to my site. How can I make it stay selected to the right language between pages?

Every time I navigate to a different page I have to reselect the language. Is there a way to get around this?
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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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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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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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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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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 solve error: Missing return tags hreflang in multilanguage website

I have a multilanguage website, which has the following properties: It does not have a .com/ page, it always usex suffixes for every language, i.e. example.com/es, example.com/en, etc. I have ...
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Getting user language via Google cookies

Just thought, if that would be possible, I can get users native language, and display my webpage on their language, or on the closest one. So; Is it possible to get someone's language using his/her ...
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Browsers and number of languages

I'm looking for an interesting metric regarding browsers and languages. I'm looking for, broken down by country, the average number of languages a user's browser has loaded. So, for example, in ...
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Handling visitors computers that don't report languages or countries

I added google analytics to the mobile version of my site and three days later it seems that most of the visitors either do not have a language set or a country code set. Should I assume every ...
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What does “no return tags” mean? [duplicate]

Inside my website tag <head> part code like below and recently I get some error report from 'Google Webmaster Tools → International Targeting': en - no return tags es - no return tags I ...
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subfolder vs subdomain for different languages

I'm making my old website multi-language. I'm designing it from scratch I was wondering which one is better seo wise. using different subdomains for each language or using subfolders: http://www....
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Should href lang links be deep or point to the home page?

I have a website http://www.example.com/convert.html and would like to have multilanguage versions of the website; for example German (http://www.example.com/de/konvertieren.html) and French (http://...
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Fixing french language characters - some OK some not

I need to fix some pages on a friend website somebody did for him. It is a french-speaking website. Here is the code of the page showing all OK characters, ...followed by the code of a non-OK showing ...
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Language for a Belgium website

In Belgium, citizens speak different languages. Most people speak Dutch, some French and the minority speaks German. Also combinations of those language occur. I want to expand a web shop to Belgium. ...
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SEO for landing page of three different language sites

I have three sites running under the main domain example.com/en/ example.com/ar/ example.com/ur/ And there is a main HTML landing page example.com which have some introduction in three languages and ...
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multiple languages same pages shall I change the page URL path as well?

We own multiple country code top-level domains for our website e.g DE, UK ,FR. When someone visits for one of those domains they redirect to .com and the language automatically changes for the ...
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How to implement hreflang on a single domain?

Large amounts of a company's (English) content are duplicated across the following ccTLDs: example.co.uk example.com example.au example.ie example.co.nz The issue is that, realistically, we can only ...
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What is the best way to handle special characters for Google searches?

For example, originally my name is Denny Müller but I have used Denny Mueller for many years. This is common practice in Germany and it has the same meaning but with a different way of writing it. I ...
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How does Google/SEs react to redirects from a domain root /

I have a website that's currently entirely English. I'm adding support for multiple languages, and would like them all indexed (so I can't serve different languages at the same URL). I opted to use / ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I split the site by language for better SEO when the English site has low quality content?

We have two versions of our website English and Arabic. Arabic is in a sub-directory (not a sub-domain). When we started looking at SEO, we found that most of our articles are plagiarized from ...
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Why would someone try viewing the site with unsupported languages?

Our site is receiving page views with strange browser locales. The most recent, on Sunday, included the following; vi_VN vi_VI zh_SG as_AS bn_BN mr_MR kn_KN or_OR ml_ML pa_PA pa_IN pa_PK ta_TA te_TE ...
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Get rank for non english keyword in a english site [duplicate]

I'm trying to get to the first page of Google search for a keyword in swedish language but the site and it's content is in english. What's my best option here to get to the first page? Will anchor ...
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Multilingual Support on a PHP Website

I have a very basic PHP website that is currently setup for two languages like so: lang.en.php - English strings lang.es.php - Espanol strings en/ - folder with PHP pages (PHP first processes the URL ...
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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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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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How to solve misspelling error in non English website to optimize SEO?

I am the owner of website pretesti.ge. The content is not English and when I try to optimize it for SEO I come across the misspelling errors ("This page contains some spelling errors."). Is there a ...
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Will i18next affect SEO? What about screen readers?

I'm considering using i18next for translating text. But then it suddenly struck me; If labels / text is retrieved through javascript, won't that affect SEO? And what about screen readers for visual ...
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Cross-domain linking for a multi-nation, multi-language site?

I have a website, that is available in, let's say, 3 countries (with data specific to each country), and provide users the posibility to see every website in each of the 3 primary languages of those ...
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How to optimize a one language website's SEO for foreign languages?

DETAILS I have a website with content in English. It is a niche website with a global market. However I would like users to be able to find the website using their own language. The scenario I ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating a site in France using English as main language

I'd like to create a website in France using English as the main language. Is google likely to penalise me for this?