Hreflang

  • Ready to go global? Check your hreflang tags

    …+ websites that operate on a multinational or a global level using the the recently introduced International SEO check and found that an average multilingual website had about seven different versions and five key hreflang mistakes. 1. Hreflang conflicts within a page’s source code: 58% No self-referencing hreflang tag This was the most frequent…

    State of Digital- 12 readers -
  • HREFbuilder: Making HREFlang sitemaps a little bit easier

    … I’m no rocket scientist, I do have some measure of confidence in my capabilities as an SEO. Yet when I first used it, this tool made me feel like an idiot. It took me several attempts and, in fact, some hands-on help from the lovely Bill Hunt from Back Azimuth, to wrap my head around exactly what the tool needed from me to generate the correct XML…

    Barry Adams/ State of Digitalin SEO- 30 readers -
  • 12 Myths of International Search Marketing

    … your campaigns. “HREFLANG should be deployed on all international websites” Since the introduction of the hreflang markup, which basically is used to tell search engines which country and language a particular page is targeting, webmasters have rushed to add it to their multilingual websites – even when it’s not needed and their websites are already…

    Gemma Birch/ State of Digitalin Social Paid Search SEO- 20 readers -
  • Creating the Right Homepage for your International Users

    …. If you implement this scenario on your international site, remember to use the x-default rel-alternate-hreflang annotation for the country selector page, which was specifically created for these kinds of pages. The x-default value helps us recognize pages that are not specific to one language or region. Automatically redirect users…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 8 readers -