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How to avoid hreflang return errors with URL that contain parameters

The problem you have is caused by the combination of canonical and hreflang. Your setup Given your example: for the URL https://example.com/au/publications?count=50&page=4 you specify the ...
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Can hreflang be placed on the body of the HTML?

Google supports: Link Hreflang HTTP Header Hreflang Sitemap Hreflang Using <link rel="alternate" href="#" hreflang="en-ie" /> within the <body>and not the <head>, testing it in W3C ...
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Recommended approach for slug generation with multiple languages

You'll have better user metrics, if you create slugs in language according to the language version: users will easier remind about page addresses to visit them twice, users will faster understand ...
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Hreflang for regions (like states and provinces) within a country

In short, no. The "Supported language/region codes" section of Google's hreflang guidelines is fairly unambiguous: The value of the hreflang attribute identifies the language (in ISO 639-1 format) ...
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Are hreflangs needed in the XML sitemap if they are used in the head of each page?

Wherever you put the hreflang is fine you have to use only one of the above methods. Find the methods suggested by Google here: Tell Google about localized versions of your page Methods for ...
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French language comes up before English language site for site: search on English version of Google

To answer your questions: If you do not have localized country-specific versions of your site live at the https://www.construct.net/en-us and https://www.construct.net/fr-fr URLs, then remove those ...
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How reliably does Google determine a user's region, in order to pick the right hreflang option (specifically en-gb vs. en-nz)?

We would set up an hreflang="en" or hreflang="x-default" for the primary site, and an hreflang=en-uk just for the UK site Couple of corrections here. For the global English content hreflang="en" ...
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What is the solution for "Submitted URL not selected as canonical" in Google Search Console beta?

You explicitely requested an indexing of some urls, through sitemap or webmaster tools, which are duplicates without canonical. The question is rather why do you want duplicated urls are explicitely ...
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What is the solution for "Submitted URL not selected as canonical" in Google Search Console beta?

First you have to find the duplicates. It would be nice if Google told you in Search Console which URL it thinks is duplicate, but they don't divulge this information as far as I've been able to ...
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Hreflang attribute on <a> tag

The a hreflang attribute is indeed a semantically correct way to signal that a linked page is in a different language than the current page. Regarding SEO, it never makes sense to worry about the ...
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Google search console says 2 redirect errors out of 15 pages using hreflang

First, <link rel="alternate" href="https://359north.com/index-fr.html" hreflang="fr" /> This is not a conventional way to specify a multi-regional/multilingual ...
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How should I add a hreflang to the existing website

Best practice is to leave your main language to be as it was and add the new desired language with /uk and hreflang="en-GB". I also recommend you that make sure hreflang="de-DE" ...
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Internationalisation Hreflang - site traffic destroyed

Here is the full correct targeting: <!-- UK --> <link rel="alternate" href="http://blah.com/stuff" hreflang="en-gb" /> <!-- EU Targeting--> <link rel="alternate" href="http://...
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Why is Google reporting that hreflang URLs in my sitemap do not have "return tags"?

I think norcal johnny is incorrect. Yes, it's not ideal to have content for Dutch users on a .de domain but it's not technically incorrect to do so. And the error you are seeing is a technical error. ...
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Is defining an hreflang sufficient to avoid duplicate content penalties between US and UK sites with nearly identical content?

This is a difficult question because even with hreflang markup, Google doesn't always excuse duplicate content. So the trick is to make the content sufficiently different. For online stores, this is ...
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Google search in Dutch and results in English

Are you doing the search on google.nl from The Netherlands? My guess is "no". You indicate that the locale for the Dutch site is nl-nl. That means "Dutch speakers in the Netherlands". If you ...
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Correct hreflang tag for Brazilian Portuguese speakers in the UK

Unfortunately, the hreflang standard does not specify regional varieties of languages. You can target by language, or by language and region, but that should be enough to target most users accurately. ...
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Redirect to canonical URL gives hreflang error in Google Webmaster Tools

Your configuration is incorrect. Rather than permanently redirect the root to https://www.amolelingue.com/en. Either: Do a conditional redirect, i.e. test the user's browser language and do a ...
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Can hreflang be placed on the body of the HTML?

No. The only Link elements permitted in the <body> section are ones that are specified in the 'body-ok' list. You can find a copy of the table here: https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/links.html#body-...
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Screaming Frog hreflang missing confirmation links for rel="alternative"

I see two potential problems. The language code is in ISO 639-1 format while the country/region code is in ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format. Issue 1 (minor): ISO 639-1 should be written in lowercase en ISO ...
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Can I assign multiple HREFLANG Attributes to the same Domain?

Yes it's perfectly fine to re-use the https://www.example.com host as both the en-us and the x-default hreflang. To be sure, you can use the International Targeting Report to debug possible issues ...
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Place language slug in URL or not?

Google does place the language tag in the URL: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=de https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en https://support.google.com/...
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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?

Just to begin a question: do you have certain Search Console properties for each language? If not - consider to establish. According to my experience it should be enough to have such setup as you ...
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hreflang region targeting - multiple regions displaying in SERPS

From what you mentioned in your original post, one of the errors is "Missing region-independant link for that language (en)"... "region-independant" seems pretty straightforward. You only list "en-CA",...
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Should en and x-default be included on the same page for hreflang tags?

Your implementation is correct. The tool you're using is either hinting that you may want to double check your setup, or it is plain incorrect in calling this out. If you go through the Yoast ...
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Using hreflang with same content across multilingual sites

The content of these businesses is ALL in German I've translated the faceted search, buttons etc. to English, so international users can still search businesses by category in English In my opinion ...
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Do I need to use "hreflang" when expanding a website to a new country using a different ccTLD domain

I'd strongly recommend it. What you describe — sites for different countries which speak the same language — is given by Google as a primary use-case for hreflang. See Google's relevant documentation: ...
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What do I gain (lose) by telling (or not) Google about my website in other countries? Different ccTLDs and different languages

I'll try to answer my own question. First of all I'd like to clear that in some cases I think hreflang is basically mandatory: When you are targeting two languages inside the same country. For ...
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Duplicate content and the HREFLang Attribute

For Google, you will not have any issues, as long as you are using the hreflang attribute, as you described. Source: Google: Tell Google about localized versions of your page. Add <link rel="...
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Should the same hreflang localization links be repeated under the <loc> for different languages in an XML sitemap?

Ok so after some more research it seem you do have to repeat yourself. Found at here.. https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/crawling/localized-versions#sitemap Example... <?xml ...
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