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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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, for example: https://example.com/email-inbox/ and ...
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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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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="...
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Do search engines consider GUID in indexing?

I've been reading the WordPress's codex recently, and noticed that WordPress is using a term called GUID. According to codex: The term "GUID" stands for "Globally Unique Identifier". It is a field ...
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Multi-language website starting with one language and redirect, and removing the redirect when the second language is ready?

I'm working on a new website, which supports two languages (French, and English). The English one will be the default language. As I'll launch it next week, only the French version will be done. So ...
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Would an hreflang implementation benefit SEO on a multilingual site that uses URL parameters to target different languages?

I am part of a team that is trying to improve the SEO on an international website that supports roughly 40 different languages. One idea was to submit an XML sitemap with the hreflang attribute. ...
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What's best practice - either translate just the page title/meta description, or nothing at all? [closed]

I only have the translations for the page titles and meta descriptions. So I'm wondering, do I put the titles and meta descriptions in, keeping in mind that the rest of the page contents isn't ...
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SEO question about multilingual site

I know this kind of questions have been answered a thousand times, but you know that every question is different in some sort of way :) So, I'm having troubles with Google Indexing my site correctly. ...
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What is the SEO effect of one URL serving both English and French content?

I am working on a website which caters to both English and French users. Client is currently serving both the French and English content on 1 URL. For ex - www.example.com is English but it has ...
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Structure URLs for multi language SEO [duplicate]

I'm making a site targeting Japanese market. Since it's in Japan, the main language is Japanese but I also added the English version. There are 2 ways of structuring the URLs like this: 1st way The ...
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Does any major website have a language specific sub-directories rather than sub-domains?

Does any major website has a language specific content on subfolder, i.e. www.example.com/es/ for Spanish language rather than i.e. es.example.com? What are the pros and cons of using (ccTLD) Country ...
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Should an ecommerce website be translated when moving into a new country, or a new site built from scratch?

I have a friend whose eCommerce is working very well in one language. He would like to have me translating the website into Italian and to manage all the Italian customers. From a SEO point-of-view, ...
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Adding Spanish language versions of a few pages

I have an English language website which ranks well in its niche in North America and some other countries. I noticed that a few pages in particular get a high portion of Spanish speaking users - ...
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Different domains vs multilingual on one domain

From my understanding, even if it's less powerful than some years ago, the domain name still has a certain importance when talking about ranking for a keyword. I have a website in two languages, it ...
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mutliregional and multilingual website and url structure [duplicate]

I have a requirement to build multi regional site. Some regions will have more than one language, so this makes the site both mulitregional and multi lingual. Client want to have one domain for all ...
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Which one is better: /en subfolder or just the URL itself?

I am trying to make a multi-language website with fully translated content. And the thing is I am not sure about the URL for the homepage. So the structure I am planning to prepare right now is ...
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Foreign text on English website

We decided to add translation links in our website for other languages. We have added 3 links for that: English | සිංහල | தமிழ் My problem is that we have added meta tag saying that this page is ...