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Auto-translating websites by HREFLANG

Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 written by Drew Jackson



Auto-translating websites by HREFLANG

November 1, 2016

 

 

How can I have a page auto-translate to the language I want using any translation tool?

 

Google's HREFLANG specification states:

 

It's a good idea to provide a generic URL for geographically unspecified users if you have several alternate URLs targeted at users with the same language, but in different locales. For example, you may have specific URLs for English speakers in Ireland (en-ie), Canada (en-ca), and Australia (en-au), but want all other English speakers to see your generic English (en) page, and everyone else to see the homepage. In this case you should specify the generic English-language (en) page for searchers in, say, the UK. You can annotate this cluster of pages using a Sitemap file or using HTML link tags like this:

 

<link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com/en-ie" hreflang="en-ie" />
<link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com/en-ca" hreflang="en-ca" />
<link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com/en-au" hreflang="en-au" />
<link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com/en" hreflang="en" />

 

In reference to StarQuest AA Michael monthly message translation needs.

 

References:

Google HREFLANG website


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