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Questions tagged [multilingual]

This refers to the optimisation of websites that provide content in multiple languages, or variants of languages. Common issues relate to mechanisms for directing users to content in their language, and addressing difficulties in targeting content to specific search engines.

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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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Why would a person or bot visit my “about us” page three times every day?

Something strange happens on my site (which is on 6 languages): I use statcounter for monitoring the website. In the last 3-4 months, I observed that at least 3 times per day, one page is "visited", ...
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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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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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Will showing social media sharing buttons cause a website to be banned inside China?

We are about to build a multi-regional website that targets users in China and other places. However, a concern was raised about the use of social media sharing buttons. Since China blocks common ...
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SEO Multilingual Sitemap structure

I have noticed in a few articles that xml sitemaps for Multilingual websites are setup like this... http://example.com/sitemap_fr.xml http://example.com/sitemap_en.xml http://example.com/sitemap_es....
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Are hreflangs needed in the XML sitemap if they are used in the head of each page?

I have a multi-language website like this: example.com/de/about example.com/fr/about example.com/about (English) I decided to put the hreflang link elements in the <head> of each file. Now I ...
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German site is not indexed, Search Console says it is duplicate of the English site, even though it is different language content

I have problems to understand why my website isn't ranked correctly. I have 2 domains which open the site in 2 different languages: DE: https://ausgaben-rechner.de/ EN: https://expense-calculator.com/...
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Hreflang & duplicate content on a multi-language website

I have a multi-language website like this: example.com/de/about example.com/fr/about example.com/about (English) On this website there are about 3000 users. Many of them have a profile picture, a ...
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Does different IP address of similar sites affect SEO?

I am administering two similar sites on two domains, XX.cz for the Czech language and X-X.sk for the Slovak language. Both sites are on different servers with different IPs. I suggested to move the ...
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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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Is GA data for country specific URLs of the same domain combined in one GA account?

My client has redirected all the pages from his (.nu) website to his (.se) website. I can not find the information like the best performing pages of the (.nu) website in the GA account. Does GA differ ...
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2 domains, same content, same region, multilingual

I am soon launching a multilingual site under 2 different domain names, in the same region (country) and would like to know if I am taking the wrong approach and running into a wall. I would also like ...
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Multilanguage with canonicals and without duplicates

Website has two language versions of the pages with different URLs. Wordpress plug-in translates pages after selecting the language in the site menu, not automatically. Am I doing the right thing if ...
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SEO for bilinguals: What's the best way to handle translated/transliterated terms?

I run a website for English-speaking expats, who search for terms in English, the local language, and translations of the local language into English (which have their own variations depending on ...
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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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Is having a foreign language poem on a page bad for SEO?

I'm making a website for a French audience with haiku poems. They are written in French and translated in Japanese or in Chinese. Only the poems are translated, the rest of the website is only in ...
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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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.htaccess for two languages and corresponding redirect for every page based on accept-language

I have a website www.example.es, with this structure: www.example.es index.php 404.html somepage.html www.example.es/en index.php 404.html somepage.html I want to redirect any language but es to ...
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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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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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How do search engines (Google and Bing) handle pages that contain multiple languages?

I am building a website in two languages, English and Japanese. Right now, there is an "English" version and a "Japanese" version of each page, and you can click a link to switch between the ...
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Multilingual site: redirect to other language or show duplicate content?

I've got a multilingual site. When a user tries to access one of my pages, say /es/agreement, I would like to display the English version of that page, regardless of what language the user is ...
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Good practice for a multilingual Drupal 8 site [closed]

What are the best practices for a multilingual website with Drupal 8 ? There are 4 options: 1) buy one domain per language: https://www.mydomaine.fr (for French) https://www.mydomaine.de (for ...
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Target French speaking users in the UK with a French language section of a .co.uk website

I have this very peculiar problem. I have a multilingual website (2 languages). So for example English version is example.co.uk and French version is example.co.uk/fr/. No my goal is to make FRENCH ...
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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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Multilanguage SEO and site map

I make a multilanguage web. I change language dynamically with php. When user click on any language from dropdown box, they call translated file (lang.eng.php, lang.es.php, lang.de.php etc.) Default ...
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SEO for dynamically multilanguage web site

I make a web page with dynamically changing language with php. I make html with $lang key <span class="slicice_opis"> <?= $lang['LIJEVO_PRVI_OPIS_PARAGRAF_JEDAN']; ?> <?= $lang['...
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Will moving a Hindi website from a subdomain to subdirectory under an English website affect its SEO?

We have recently changed our Hindi website hosted under a subdomain to a subdirectory of a main website that's in English. What happens if we set the geo-targeting of the website that's under this ...
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Rewrite to SEO friendly URLs for language negotiation with type-map files on plain html files using .htaccess

When visiting the website www.example.com/ the visitor should be redirected to the correct language version, e.g. www.example.com/en for english and www.example.com/es for spanish. My current ...
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Can you tell Google that the same URL is available in 2 languages depending on the browser language?

For example, my home page is available in several language and the language displayed depends on the browser language. I have added these 2 alternate links: <link rel="alternate" href="http://...
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Should we use English only in URL sub directory for multilingual webpage [duplicate]

Let's say I have a page called apple with two languages - en and fr. Now I will have to host this page under two URLs: EN: www.mydomain.com/ca/en/apple/ FR: www.mydomain.com/ca/fr/apple/ OR www....
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Multilingual site: offer translation on same domain or new domain?

I have to translate my website in another language, and I was wondering: from a SEO point of view, is it better to have the translated version on the same site (like /es/) or buy another domain and ...
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Should I use the lang attribute when writing words in French?

My website is mostly in English but my articles regularly contain words and phrases in French. Here is an example: https://frenchtogether.com/quand-meme/ Should I use the lang attribute for each of ...
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Handling alias multilingual pages [duplicate]

Say I have a multilingual page for Portuguese and English, all my pages are prefixed with /pt and /en respectively. My default language will be English, so if someone routes to /contact, it will show ...
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Targetting multilingual website on Google

I own a website and I really want to be on the top of Google rank (obviously), when you search by my full name. If you search from a computer, that has the English language as a default, my website ...
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Adding the brand name in another language

I'm using the Arabic language for my one-language website. For the title element, I'm using my brand name in English and Arabic, e.g.: Browse our Services - BRAND NAME IN (ENGLISH) - BRAND NAME IN (...
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muntilingual site with all traffic on same page, no hidden content for SEO ranking

I'm working for a company that wants to compete with several other site that allready have much more traffic and end up higher on the SEO ranking. I went over it with PR and our best solution would ...
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How to promote two different urls having the same content with different language?

I am facing this issue for my client website. I am having different URLs has the same content with different language? Example: url1: http://www.site1/abc-cde.html url2: http://www.site1/fgh-ijk....
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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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Multi-region site with different top level domains

I have a website that has both a ".com" and ".com.au" domain. I want the ".com.au" site for Australian users and the ".com" for everyone else. Is the following hreflang links correct to achieve this? ...
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Are there SEO problems showing user generated content on website templates in two different languages?

I have a website that is kind of a social network, that has content generated by webmaster such as articles and questions, and content generared by people (questions). My website uses 2 languages, ...
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When building links for a multi-language website, should they point directly to the country content, or to the main “choose your language” page?

I have a multi-language website with subfolders for each language. Germany: https://example.com/de/ French: https://example.com/fr/ How do I handle the backlink building? For Germany: Should I ...
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Can I mix languages in my blog (from an SEO perspective)

I am writing a rather technical blog in German. But for some topics that are heavily technical (like API tutorials) I feel that the English language would be more appropriate (I assume most people ...
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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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When the root URL of a domain doesn't have a specific site, how should visitors be directed to language folders?

My question is not technical (how to do it using X technology), it's about choosing proper approach that is good for SEO. Description Let's say I have a website example.com. It's a multilingual site,...
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Will Google ranking my images for two languages if I put alt attribute text in both languages?

If I have 10 photos, is it practical to make English alt attribute for 5 of them and Arabic alt attribute for the other 5 images? In a SEO point of view. Things to know about my site: Hand-coded in ...
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How can I use dual language metadata?

I have an online newspaper website. The content is fully in the Bangla language. The language of the website is Bangla but visitors are searching in search engines (Google, Yahoo & Bing) in ...