If you have two very similar sites in two different languages, you may wonder whether you need to implement hreflang. Will Google recognize both sites as ‘stand-alone’ websites, and is that what you want? While translated content isn’t considered duplicate content, it may still be worth your while to actively point users to the right …Read: "Ask Yoast: Hreflang for sites with different domains"
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This guide discusses what hreflang is, what it is for and gives in-depth information on how to implement it for your multilingual websites.
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Making your website rank high can be a challenge. Making your international sites rank high can be an even bigger challenge. There are just a lot more things you have to do for multilingual SEO: create content for different markets, set up sites for those markets and implement hreflang, just to name a few. Plus there are …Read: "International sites: the best domain structure for SEO"
If you want to grow your audience, it could be a great strategy to focus on a different language. Creating content in a foreign language can be quite a challenge though. In this post, I’ll discuss three ways to create content in a foreign language. I’ll also share some useful tips on how to write in …Read: "How to create SEO-friendly copy in a foreign language"
False friends are words that seem very similar but have a different meaning in different languages. Take the word sensible. It means reasonable in English but sensitive in French and Spanish. Sometimes, the same term can even refer to something completely different in two varieties of English. In this post, I will tell you why …Read: "SEO copywriting for multilingual and multi-regional sites"
This guide discusses what hreflang is, what it is for and gives in-depth information on how to implement it for your multilingual websites.Read: "hreflang: the ultimate guide"
If your online business is doing well in your country, you might consider expanding to international markets. To be successful in new markets requires some extra investments in SEO though. You’d better start thinking about multilingual SEO, if you want to be sure your website will be found and used well in other countries! Here, …Read: "What is multilingual SEO?"
If you’re a bit familiar with the ways of SEO, you’ll know that duplicate content is a problem that can happen to anyone and that it can seriously harm your rankings. But how do you deal with duplicate content caused by multilingual or multiregional content? How do you avoid duplicate content when you have the …Read: "Ask Yoast: Avoiding duplicate content for multi-regional sites"
If you’re creating content for a website, you might, occasionally, want to publish an article in a language different from the language of your other content. However, it’s difficult to rank with one specific article that’s written in a language that differs from the rest. So what should you do to improve the SEO of that article? In …Read: "Ask Yoast: Publishing in another language and SEO"
Literally, metadata is data that says something about other data. You can use particular metadata to send information about a webpage to a search engine or a social media channel, and thereby improve your SEO. In the first two posts of this metadata series, we discussed meta tags in <head>of your site and link rel metadata. …Read: "Metadata and SEO part 3: social, internationalization and more"
As a site owner, you want search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language. For instance, if you’re Dutch, you’d rather see the Dutch version than the English version, if a Dutch version is available. But sometimes you might want to switch. For instance, if you’re abroad, you’d want to be able to switch …Read: "Ask Yoast: How to get users to the right subdomain?"
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