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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How to make and submit a sitemap for a multilingual (translated) website (subdomains)?

I run a website that's been translated over Weglot to 5 languages, and now I have 5 different subdomains for https://www.example.eu/, like https://it.example.eu/, etc. First, I was worried will Google ...
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Effect of SEO on Mixed Language Content in a Single page

I want to know what will happen, if I prepare a single page content in two languages. For example English & Hindi content in same page. Main keywords are in English. By considering Google can ...
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Meta title multi language website same keyword use

I have a website with multiple languages, but some of the most important keywords are the same/similar in the different languages. For the meta descriptions it's not a problem but the titles are very ...
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Is it good practice to create separate HTML files for each language when building a multi-language website? [duplicate]

I'm new to web development and am curious about the standard practice regarding multi-language websites. Suppose I want to build a website on which one can toggle the language by clicking a button. ...
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Multilingual Wordpress site restructuring, advice needed

My current situation: A Wordpress blog in two languages: my native language + English. Setup with Polylang as follows: ‘www.domain.fr’ and ‘www.domain.fr/en’. The issue: The complexity of ...
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Translated text on multiple national level domains

I am a bit confused about multilingual websites and SEO and would be grateful if somebody could explain me how they are ranked at the moment. For example, my company's website domain is "...
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Google Search Console doesn't index an alternative language page

I have this single page site in portuguese. When this page loads (index.html) it runs a script to verify the browser language and if its not portuguese it forwards the user to an english version of ...
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SEO: Sitemap & Multilingual website with different content

I introduced English language on my website and it's ranking super bad, not sure why so trying to find a reason. The content comes through /en/ prefix in URL and 90% is different from main language, ...
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Home page redirection (due to multiple language versions)

I'm working on a gatsby based multilingual website. Each translation has its own root based on the language code. For example: Blog /en/blog /pl/blog /de/blog Contact /en/contact /pl/kontakt /de/...
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Multi language website, ID based URLs, and SEO

In a multi language website, can we use different product IDs for different language versions of the site? Will it affect SEO or not? For example: English: www.example.com/en/personal-care/nivea-123 ...
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Multilingual content and SEO - best practices?

Does having multilingual content help SEO in a given language? I was thinking of paying to have my blog translated into other languages - my website and app are only available in English right now, ...
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Creating a multilingual page or two different versions of a page?

My website is totally in turkish language. But I needed a page example.php to be both turkish and english. I am planning on creating 2 different versions like example_tr.php, and example_en.php. The ...
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Can hreflang in XML sitemaps include country as well as language?

We have a multicountry and multilanguage website. Different countries have multiple available languages. We have different version of each page for country and language. From Google documentation I ...
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Do the number of back links to the root domain vs language subdirectories effect SEO?

My project has two language, English and Arabic. For this project we need more and more back links. The root domain has almost 60k back links but sub folders like /en has only 11k and /ar has only ...
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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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Do different language versions of websites rank as good as the main

I'm currently building a website complete with its seo for a dental clinic in Turkey. I am trying to aim for different languages to get traffic from there too, but have some questions. Will the french ...
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Multi-regional/multilingual hosting [closed]

I'm looking for ways to achieve a Multi-regional/multilingual hosting of static type website(s) that'll cover different countries. Let's called the domain example.com for now. I've read the Google ...
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Using hreflang and canonical in multilingual pages with untranslated content

Problem I've been looking through questions on this forum (mostly old) but found conflicting information. I have a bilingual website (Thai and English) with some pages having untranslated content (let'...
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Google displays wrong website language version

I recently updated my website to accept to languages, also did some SEO research and used hrelangs tags to tell google which version of my website to show based on the users language to avoid the ...
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multilingual hreflang & .htaccess

I have found several questions concerning multilingual websites and .htaccess rewrite rules. Unfortunately I am only dealing with my website once a year and I am unable to interpret those answers to ...
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Multilingual web-page using subdirectories within a single domain

I want my webpage to be in multiple languages on the same domain, for example: domain.com/en domain.com/ru I can manually translate index.html into the languages I need, this is not a problem. I tried ...
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Hreflang tags in wordpres

I am using RankMath plugin and there is no Hreflang tags in this. Is there any way I can add same on all pages using any trick or somthing?
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Multi-language meta description for SEO

We run a website in Latvia in Latvian language. The thing is that the website mainly promotes free Bibles only in Russian and English languages. The Latvian audience fairy knows whether Russian or ...
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Upgrading my website to be multilangual, is this use of canonical code correct?

I have a good search-engine ranked webpage written in Dutch (=NL) and I have just upgraded my site to be in French too. So I've created subdirectories for NL and FR, but my root/index is now exactly ...
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Multilanguage website - with different posts or same posts???Weird

So lets say I have a website en and de. www.example.com/en www.example.com/de So I make a post about cars: www.example.com/en/cars - very similar but not the exact translation www.example.com/de/...
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Problem with how Google indexes multi-language and multi-domain website

I have a problem with how Google indexes multilanguage/multidomain website. Website itself handles two regions/languages and two domains. Language is identified by url param, not by the domain. ...
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Multi-Language Website Language Redirect Google Index Compatibility

My website is localized in three languages: en, de, fr. The language versions are appended to the URL as folders (e.g. website.com/en/, website.com/de/, website.com/en/contact/, etc). The root page (...
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Where in the path may I put the language identifier?

My organization has an SEO Auditor telling us that we need to create subdirectories for languages that we support on our website. That requirement is fine. Our organization's site is comprised of a ...
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With WordPress multi-language site in English and Spanish, Google doesn't index the URLs with the /es/

I have launched a website with English and Spanish languages. I've done it using WordPress multi-language (WPML), but I'm having a lot of problems indexing and ranking the Spanish URLs, which appear ...
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Using hreflang with same content across multilingual sites

I have a business listing site. The content of these businesses is ALL in German (title, description, etc), so nothing is translated to other languages. This last fact makes my question slightly ...
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How to create an XML sitemap in Magento for multiple stores?

I have created these sitemaps because there are multiple stores. There is only one admin account for all the stores and it does not allow my to create multiple files names "sitemap.xml". www.example....
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Is there an SEO or pagerank benefit in grouping (rel="alternate") multi-language websites (using multiple domains) together?

I'm building this website that will be multi-region / multi-language. And for that, Google suggests the following: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en Since, my domain will ...
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Multilingual SEO and Single-page application

I have a website (Single-Page Application) in VueJS, and want to implement localized versions with URLs like these: http://example.com/en http://example.com/de http://example.com/it I'm trying to ...
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SEO effects of redirecting from top level country domain to subdirectories on gTLD

I am developing a website which has 6-7 translations, the client owns the top level domain (.fr, .de, etc.) and wants to use these domains to direct users to the gTLD subfolder. I will be using ...
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How to exclude a site address without url prefix from being crawled by search engines?

Let's assume, i have a website on the following domain: example.com When a user visits example.com, it will be redirected by my script to one of 3 languages, based on their navigator.language, if he ...
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WordPress Polylang plugin - how to properly setup Internal Links

I am using Polylang plugin for the WordPress Website. Primary language is English. Secondary language is Deutsch. Home page, other pages and posts contains images and text links - which are ...
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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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SEO friendly multilanguage approach with Webshop host

I'm setting up a multilanguage regional based webshop via Wix. SEO is important. Wix' "solution" to SEO multilanguage support is over URL parameters (?lang=en) and Google / Moz documentation says that'...
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Is it OK for SEO to remove 10 of 16 translations of our site in subdirectories?

Our website has 16 different languages, each in a subdirectory. hreflang is not implemented. We are now trying to redesign the website and we want 6 languages to be active. The rest of the languages ...
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Shall I localise and translate Schema.org structured data into each available language?

Let's say we have a website that is offered in English and German. Assume the Services offered - { "@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "Service", "serviceType": "#{t('TRANSLATION.MARKETING')}...
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Sitemap best practice for multilingual website - Should I list my urls in each language or is the use of rel=“alternate” + hreflang enough?

I'm working on the sitemaps of a multilingual website and I have a doubt regarding the best practice for referencing each language version of a page. For a bit of background, the website references ...
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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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Which canonical URL for language subdirectories with gTLD?

If I have pages with same content and different languages, for example: https://www.example.com/en/page/ https://www.example.com/de/page/ https://www.example.com/fr/page/ What will be the canonical ...
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Semantic markup itemprop name / description on multilingual website

I would like to set up semantic markup for products such as accommodation on a language stay on a site available in fr, en and es. I wonder if I can have the name of the Product and its description ...
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How to handle 404-pages caused by missing translation on multilingual websites

I'm currently working on a customers multilingual website that has a language switch in the menu bar. On every blog article you can click that switch. However, some articles don't have a translations. ...
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SEO: Multilingual website with different subdirectories for each languages [duplicate]

I have a multilingual website with the following structure: example.com <--- Main english version example.com/fr <--- The french version Is it important for SEO reasons to put a ...
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Why do some websites have language specific URLs, when the users still use the .com version?

I'm creating my first multilingual website and I have been looking at examples from other websites. So far I've noticed that many popular websites have a .com version and a kr.example.com or example....
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Domain redirect to main domain with language param (301) [duplicate]

The following scenario: I have purchased multiple domains for a project: domain.app domain.com domain.de Originally it was planned to display a landing page on domain.app. On domain.de the german ...
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Does translating images' file names in a multilingual website matter for SEO? [duplicate]

I'm taking care of a website's SEO. Its languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Usually, I just use English for programming, including files naming. In order to take advantage of boost rank that ...
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Multilingual site: what to do with untranslated pages?

We have this setup for our website: https://www.example.com/something.php → English version https://www.example.com/es/something.php → Spanish version Same for other languages. We also have some ...
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