Thursday, October 25, 2012

Google Adds “hreflang” Link Element For Multilingual Content

Google announced a new markup to communicate multilingual content to Google’s spiders.
The new link element is rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” where you define the language and location in the hreflang area.
Here are examples of how you may use it respectively:
  • – contains the general homepage of a website, in Spanish
  • – is the version for users in Spain, in Spanish
  • – is the version for users in Mexico, in Spanish
  • – is the generic English language version
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es-ES" href="" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es-MX" href="" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="" />
For more details on how to use this, see this Google help document or Search Engine Land
Further information about international SEO and hreflang tags visit:
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1 comment:

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