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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.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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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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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 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="...
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How can I add hreflang links to the <head> in Zen Cart?

I have a site using Zen Cart platform. I made it in 6 languages. I am trying to improve my ranking and/or SEO and I wanted to insert hreflang manually for each page. I know that it should be ...
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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 Deutch. Home page, other pages and posts contains images and text links - which are ...
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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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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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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 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 it dangerous to change the default language page to be the x-default page?

I haven't specify the x-default page yet. Instead of that the the baseurl of the website specified with <link rel=alternative> as the default language "Arabic". Is it dangerous (I may lose ...
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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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Multilingual sites, OpenGraph and localised preview?

We have a multilingual site, which supports language detection based on a mixture of the accept-language request header ( and user profile preferences. I am currently trying to improve OpenGraph ...
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Hreflang alternate for multilingual sites with pagination

So I'm setting up hreflang tags on an ecommerce site. The sites are in the USA, Canada, etc... . The Canadian site will have fewer products than the American site, meaning that there won't be as many ...
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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 ...