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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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Should the locale en_US be used if targeting a global market?

When authoring site meta data, if targeting an international market of English-speakers, is it better to use the common en_US, or simply en, or is there some locale code for specifying that the region ...
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Indexing for multilanguage site

I have two language on my site and I'm using multipage vue. I have nl and tr language and I have an index page for who enter except Turkey and Netherlands countries. My pages like this; Index(for ...
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Merge or create new GMB for business merger

We have two sister companies that are merging into one new brand. One is the sales/marketing side, the other is the SaaS side. The sites will be merging into a new site so we wanted to do the same ...
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Mixed English and Arabic URLs recommended format [duplicate]

I have a global brand that needs localization. I have a single .com domain name, with different language versions in separate directories. Example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/fr/ domain.com/ar/ We're ...
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How to correctly set up multi-language websites in NextJs for SEO? (avoid duplicate content)

I will have 5 websites, so 5 different domains .lt .com .lv .et .ru Each of them will be translated in all the other languages using subfolders system offered by Next. - example.lt - example.lt/en -...
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How to make localized site discoverable on SERP

I localized my website more than a week ago in the hopes that the corresponding localized version would show up on the SERP. However, only the English version shows up, even though all pages have been ...
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hreflang - do I need to prefix links on the different versions of my pages?

hreflang has proven extremely frustrating for me to implement with my previously clean site layout. I've finally bitten the bullet to risk it because Google still doesn't index our translated versions ...
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Does localised content between two cities in the same country cause duplicate content issues for search engines?

I realize this question is very similar to many questions already asked, but please bear with me as I haven't been able to find any answers that apply to my situation specifically. Basically I'm ...
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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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Country-specific pages same domain or subdomains?

On our website, we list businesses such as restaurants. So there are restaurants in USA and say, Mexico. The restaurants in Mexico could be American chains as well. So what's the best way to handle ...
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Implement hreflang with multiple regions same language and page

My search results seem to not be correctly localized since adding a 'Europe' /eu/ page. My header now looks like this (taken from EU page https://example.com/eu/features/). <link rel="canonical" ...
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SEO: Separate domain targeting each state or one domain with state-specific sections

I'm part of a business based in Western Australia, for example, Online Training Western Australia, currently operating a website on onlinetrainingwa.com.au. Our original goal was to provide the ...
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How to rank product page based on users geo location?

We have a product website with tie ups all over the country. Our product web page has products basic information, reviews, price and offers. Most of our traffic comes like: 1. User type [Product-Name]...
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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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Can JavaScript be used to obtain real-time GPS location data?

Is it possible to access GPS data (Country name, City name, Street name and house number) in real time on a smart phone with JavaScript?
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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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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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Google indexes partially translated pages in preference to original ones

We have a website translated in 6 different languages. Our client translates the pages itself. There are 2 different kinds of contents translated: static ones (like buttons and messages) dynamic ...
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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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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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Should I build a second site just like the first but with a different keyword to rank for a synonym?

I have a listing site which lists freelancers in a very specific profession. In my site each place (city or so...) is a separated page. and it is focused on this profession keyword with the place name....
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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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Dates in USA for the normal user

I am from Europe. I am confused about dates in USA. I have seen different ways to show the date in USA: Rss feed: Thu, 15 August 2017 Schema and Sitemap: 2017-08-15 Wikipedia: August 15, 2017 https://...
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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, ...
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Global Blog Post and Duplicate Content Penalties When Using hreflang For Language and Regional URLs

I am setting up a European regional website (translated). We will be using hreflang For Language and Regional URLs. If we post a global product update blog post, i.e. is relevant to all markets, would ...
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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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Can I use an automated machine translation on my website to get ranked internationally in search engines?

I want to make my website available in many languages and get ranked in search engines around the world. Can I use machine translation on my website to get started? Getting professional translation ...
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