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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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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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Multi-language website with ccTLDs targeting

So at my company we have a landing page that is available through different languages and we use ccTLDs to differentiate the different versions of the website. Now, on the Google Webmasters console, ...
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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 ...
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Meta Title from Region A is showing in SERP of Region B with Region B URL

So, we have this multilingual and multi-regional website with every region on their specific subdomain. The content on the websites is more or less the same except for a few changes. It's not ...
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SEO for URL rewrite on multi-language website [duplicate]

SEO-wise, does it matter if a multi language URL is translated for every language? For example: example.com/features vs. es.example.com/caracteristicas If not, how does Google know what's the ...
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Canonical tag for untranslated content on a multilingual site

We have a multilingual site where some pages have not been translated yet. However, our CMS already serves them under their language-specific URL, e.g. https://plan.io/email-inbox/ & https://plan....
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International app; multilingual website or English only? SEO

I own the application that can run for every fitness business in the world, so I would love to compete with existing applications that are served. The website consist of lading pages that offers ...
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Multilingual Site - No Alternative page Issue

I am working on Multilingual site targeting different languages in one country. So, English version site has many pages while there are comparatively less pages on the FR version of the site. we ...
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What is the difference between HTML lang tag and HTML hreflang tag?

Let say example.com has two different country version apart from main English version Israel(example.il) New Zealand(example.nz) What SEO practice should I follow. Method 1 - HTML lang example.com ...
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Language problems with Symfony site in Google

I have i 2 language site, based on Symfony3. Currently I have there German and English langs. The problem is that Google indexing only english version on site and, as I seen in Google Webconsole, ...
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Google search in Dutch and results in English

My company has an e-commerce site that has 3 languages (english, dutch, german). Recently, we have added the hreflangs, which seem to appear correctly to the e-shop, as you see in the picture. The x-...
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Does Angular browser language detection and redirection affect SEO?

I'm building an Angular app that supports English and Japanese. The main site: domain.com, is displaying in Japanese. The other one: domain.com/en, is displaying in English. There's a logic that ...
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Clean URLs at multilingual single-page site

I'd like to get rid of multilingual stuff in URLs, i.e. to get site.com/page instead of en.site.com/page, site.com/en/page, and site.com/page?lang=en. The motivation is: humans don't need the stuff. ...
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Multilanguage Homepage SEO: .com vs .com/en? [duplicate]

We have a multilanguage website in english and french, where english is the main language (most visited). I'd like to know the pros and cons of having our homepage to be .com, vs .com/en (using a 301 ...
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subDirectory vs subDomain for different countries [duplicate]

Which has more SEO benefit, subDirectory or subDomain for slightly different content for different countries. example: de.example.com example.com/de Which of two would rank better?
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Is the SEO ranking or a particular term negatively impacted if a second language is introduced to a website?

My particular case: I have an established site that ranks in the top 5 positions on google for a set of keywords that are all in german. If I were to introduce pages in English on the same domain that ...
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Google SEO - Multi Language by subdomain

I've been having this problem for the last 6 months now. I've tried so many ways but just can't figure out a solution. All the languages settings are in the header <link rel="alternate" href="...