How to implement and use hreflang
Webmasters usually use tag hreflang to clarify the lingual and geographical targeting of a website; this allows visitors to see any page in their mother tongue.
What is hreflang for?
Tag hreflang prevents merging of the pages while indexing and allows the searcher to identify needed version of the content conforming to the region of the user.
When is it needed?
How to implement hreflang?
There are three ways to implement hreflang:
- xx — language;
- YY — region;
- URL — link to the alternative page.
Using sitemap files
Using HTTP headers
Tag hreflang x-default
This tag also indicates to search engines the existence of the same pages but in other languages. It helps them to be indexed and shown to the users while surfing the net.
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