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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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Use canonical and alternate URL correctly?

Hey @WarrenH and @Maximillian Laumeister, thx for your answers. I found this website: https://www.searchviu.com/en/hreflang-canonical/ and if i understand it. The solution is: Version blue: DE ...
3 votes

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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2 votes

Linked desktop and mobile pages- does SEO rank of mobile website even matter?

I have worked with websites using the approach you are mentioning. Here's my take: Yes, it will be crawled and indexed (if you have internal links to all pages). They should be identical if you are ...
2 votes

Why don't search engines support JSON-LD + Schema.org as seperated endpoints via rel="alternate" or script src?

That answer is actually quite simple. Spiders retrieve a page and process that page and only that page. Links to other resources are queued for visiting by another spider. Search Engines ignore script ...
2 votes
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Multilanguage with canonicals and without duplicates

First of all, you are not going to generate duplicate content as there is only one URL in each language. You could generate duplicate content if you allow different access for the same content. For ...
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Google de-indexing our desktop site after we launched a separate mobile site with fewer pages

The best recommendation that I have is to be as explicit as possible for when you do have a mobile URL and for when you do not. The best method for this is to state this in your sitemap as is ...
2 votes

Can alternate language versions rely on canonicals to satisfy the requirement to point back to the original page?

The canonical+hreflang markup for your urls should be like: www.example.com/en/main-content <link rel="canonical" href="www.example.com/en/main-content"> <link rel="alternate" href="www....
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Use canonical and alternate URL correctly?

Edit: I am not entirely sure that this answer is correct, as pointed out by WarrenH in the comments. However I am leaving it up because it (and Warren's comments) have some potentially useful info. ...
2 votes

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 ...
1 vote

Google de-indexing our desktop site after we launched a separate mobile site with fewer pages

For pages where you have both desktop and mobile versions of the page: On your example.com page, put a canonical pointing to the example.com page and an alternate pointing to the m.example.com page. ...
1 vote

Hreflang for regions (like states and provinces) within a country

In terms of hreflang you can't specify your content more detailedly as with the schema of language and country. I would however highly recommend to make use of structured data, specially https://...
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Rel Canonical for multiple versions of pagination for desktop and mobile

I don't think that canonical is a good choise. Possible Solutions My suggestion is to set <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> for the small galeries and rel="nofollow"for the links to ...
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Rel Canonical for multiple versions of pagination for desktop and mobile

Consider that you may want your canonical link to be logical/thematic rather than presentational. That would suggest using a single canonical place for all 600 pictures in the selection. This, as far ...
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How duplicate must two pages be in order for one to require rel=canonical?

In this Google page: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely ...
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Is media=640px fixed in rel="alternate" for mobile version

The rel="alternate" combined with max-width:640px is informing Google that the page is designed for mobiles and has a max-width of 640px, so Google may prefer other sites based on the users screen ...
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Can I use canonical or alternate URLs such that there is SEO benefit to both sites with duplicate local content?

Canonical is not a get out of duplicate jail free card Duplicate content is duplicate content. Using <cite> <link rel="canonical"> and so on doesn’t make your content any less duplicate. ...
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Hreflang for regions (like states and provinces) within a country

The HTML5 specification defines hreflang like this: The hreflang attribute on a elements that create hyperlinks, if present, gives the language of the linked resource. It is purely advisory. The ...
1 vote

Tagging different currency pages for multi-currency webshop

I think you should be trying to use rel=canonical pointing to the page that you want indexed by Google. In the event that you do want two of the same pages ranking on Google for some reason because of ...
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Canonical and Alternate Tags for Mobile First Indexing

I don't think what you're asking is what you really want to do. If you are sure you only really want to have the mobile view used for all users, and get rid of the non-mobile template altogether (...
1 vote

Canonical and Alternate Tags for Mobile First Indexing

Point your entire www site to the m site with canonical on each page. It's also better of you can create a responsive site that works on desktop and mobile as most sites have moved away from the ...
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1 vote

Is it right to have alternate hreflang tags referencing the same pages in other languages for all pages of the website?

I think you do want to put several hreflang tags on each of your pages, if you have the page in several alternate languages. This will help Google understand and crawl your site. The hreflang ...
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1 vote

Can you tell Google that the same URL is available in 2 languages depending on the browser language?

In theory you should be able to tell Google that the same URL is available in either language depending on browser language. Google announced about 2 years ago that they would start supporting that....
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Using alternate+hreflang to link to pages with different content (e.g., Guardian’s country-specific editions)?

Yes, this doesn’t seem to be correct. HTML defines that alternate+hreflang is for translations: If the alternate keyword is used with the hreflang attribute, and that attribute’s value differs ...
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Should I use rel="alternate" on different domains?

Generally, in terms of SEO it's better to host everything under the same roof, but if you do want to provide more personal approach using specific country top level domains then you can, using ...
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Hreflangs and canonicals. Should I chose the canonical version of the page for hreflang tags?

If parameter is not affecting content than you need to specify passive typed parameter in URL Parameters tool and use your first solution: <link href="https://mywebsite.com/ru/some-page.php" rel="...
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alternate vs. canoncial, which has preference?

Nope, you cannot link to Page A in your hreflang markup if page A says it's a duplicate of page B. You'll end up getting errors in Google Search Console for missing return tags.
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Should I be using both "rel=canonical" and "rel="alternate" within my sitemap?

It is always best to have a "rel=canonical" in the <head> of the HTML code in each page that you want the site crawled as. This means that if you are using a a separate site for desktop and ...
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Shall I add hreflang on pagination sites which are using rel="prev" and rel="next"?

I think you should not do this (unless each English pagination page contains the same items like the Swedish pagination page with the same number). alternate+hreflang should only be used for ...
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How to use rel=canonical/rel=alternate when number of items per page on each site are different?

You should not be using rel=canonical or rel=alternate on page 2+. Instead you should be using rel=prev and rel=next. That will allow search engines to associate the text on all of the pages in ...

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