seo – Move "back links" in different files when using hreflang

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Common mistakes

Here are the most common mistakes with hreflang use:

Missing return links: If page X links to page Y, page Y must link back to page X. If this is not the case for all pages that use hreflang annotations, those annotations may be ignored or not interpreted correctly.

So, if I want to have a URL in 10 languages, I need 10 blocks like this:

  
    ...
    
    ...
  

each one has 1 + 10 (auto + 9 alternatives).

So, only for 1 URL, I will have 100 elements.

In this way, you can easily reach the 50 MB size limit per file for multiple URLs.

Questions

  1. I can have the "back link" in a different file? (for the previous scenario: to divide the file into 10 files depending on the language => each URL will have only one item per file) Or should I keep all URLs together?

  2. Is the 50,000 URL limit counted only for the labels or also for ?

seo – hreflang region targeting – multiple regions shown in SERPS

I am a bit perplexed, with one of my websites.

The hreflang seems to be installed correctly and most of the regions are in the goal of the international guidance report, apart from the EU, since I cannot target all of Europe.

However, several regions are still indexed and Google does not recognize it in the language report

In GSC

Your site has no hreflang tags. Google uses hreflang tags to match the user's language preferences with the correct variation of their pages.

I used https://technicalseo.com/tools/hreflang/ the error was

Missing region independent link for that language (en)

& http://hreflang.ninja

The language region code does not have a separate language code

In GSC

Your site has no hreflang tags. Google uses hreflang tags to match the user's language preferences with the correct variation of their pages.

Does anyone have any idea about what it could be?




























Sitemap best practices for multilingual websites: should I list my URLs in each language or is it enough to use rel = "alternate" + hreflang?

I am working on the site maps of a multilingual website and I have doubts about the best practices to refer to each language version of a page.

For a little background, the website refers to around 20,000 places with community comments and descriptions. The website is available in 5 languages ​​(website.com/fr; website.com/it …)

At the moment, my site map only refers to pages in English and on the site map for each page that I specify for each language (as well as English) as recommended by Google.

In Google Search Console, I see that approximately 75% of pages with valid coverage are described as "indexed, not submitted on Sitemap", which makes me think that the alternative link with the hreflang attribute is not enough to "send" the Google page to index it.

Should I list the pages in the 5 languages ​​on my site map and use them too? in each link?

Drupal SEO: What is the impact of HREFLANG pointing to a redirected URL for EN-US?

I am doing an international SEO job on a Drupal site. I realized this on the home page of EN-US:



Take special note of the subfolder "/ home" there. They tell me that Drupal needs this and is something standard. But if you go to this URL, it is redirected twice. Once to the home page (307) and then to the https version (301)

The English site is the "default" site. The other languages ​​have a perfect combination for all URLs in hreflang and canonical directives. (/ france, / germany, / etc.)

From the SEO point of view, discrepancy and redirects annoy me.

What impact would these differences have for SEO?

Drupal SEO: What impact does HREFLANG have on pointing to a redirected URL for EN-US?

I am doing an international SEO job on a Drupal site. I realized this on the home page of EN-US:



Take special note of the subfolder "/ home" there. They tell me that Drupal needs this and is something standard. But if you go to this URL, it is redirected twice. Once to the home page (307) and once to the https version (301)

The English site is the "default" site. The other languages ​​have a perfect combination for all URLs in hreflang and canonical directives. (/ france, / germany, / etc.)

From the SEO point of view, discrepancy and redirects annoy me.

What impact would these differences have for SEO?

local seo – SEO hreflang multiple domain in the same language

I am always a little confused about hreflang and domain. I have the following in mind.

Current situation:
examp.eu (english) hreflang="en"
examp.be (dutch) hreflang="nl-be" hreflang="nl-nl"

Now I bought examp.nl
Should I redirect examp.nl to examp.be or divide the site? Note NL and BE are Dutch and will be identical or almost identical.

So the result would be:  
examp.eu (english)
examp.nl (dutch) hreflang="nl-nl"
examp.be (dutch) hreflang="nl-be"

My .be, which is the most important, will suffer duplicate content in .nl and .be. Or are they separated because the .nl .be

And should I set the canonical to .be or don't I care about the canonical for that?

Thanks in advance!

seo – Alternative Hreflang for multilingual sites with paging

So I am setting up hreflang tags on an e-commerce site. The sites are in the USA. USA, Canada, etc. The Canadian site will have fewer products than the US site, which means there will not be as many pages in each category as on the US site. What is the correct way to handle hreflang tags on these pages of additional categories?

To put it another way, the American site can have a category with 3 pages of products, while the Canadian equivalent only has 2 pages of products. What happens to this extra-American category page? Should I get an hreflang tag that links to the first page of the equivalent Canadian category? Shouldn't I get hreflang tags because it doesn't have a true Canadian counterpart?

Does it matter at all if you have a canonical label that points to the first page of the series?

Hreflang tags that work for some pages but not for others.

Hello

We have our site configured with several subdirectories of countries. We have hreflang tags on all sites. It mostly works fine, but in some regions, the UK or .com pages are displayed instead of the local versions of Canada / Ireland. We know that everything is configured correctly, since it works for 80% of the pages. Our website agency has also confirmed that everything is configured correctly.
SEMrush

Does anyone know why the incorrect pages of some of our keywords are displayed? It's just happening in a few pages.

It drives me crazy! Also, the keywords do not show data in ahrefs since the local website is not shown, but we are actually ranking second or third with the UK or .com domain. For 30 monitored keywords, this only happens for 4-5.

Thank you

seo – Why Google could canonize between the pages of hreflang?

As far as I know, one of the most important use cases, and basically all the hreflang point is to be able to control which domain should classify where, when it is not obvious.

I realize that, from time to time, Google ignores and overwrites my own canonical reference and canonizes one cctld page to another (for example, .de a .at).

This does not seem to make any sense. How can I push google to do it the right way? Are the canons referring to themselves confusing google?

8 – How do I remove unwanted hreflang links from the page?

I have a content page in English with translations in Japanese and Chinese. Even when I did not publish the translation nodes, the source code of the page will show the hreflang attributes to the languages ​​not published in the header.




This seems to be generated automatically. And when I run a test for SEO, these language links throw a 404 error because they are not published. How do I remove unpublished links from the hreflang? (And should be added automatically when you publish the translations)