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HREF Lang

Google uses the rel="alternate" hreflang="x" attributes to serve the correct language or regional URL in Search results. This tag is used when content is translated or targeted to users in a specific region.

Some scenarios where 'hreflang' might be used are as follows:

  1. When translating the entire content of a website
  2. Translating only the template as required, while keeping the main content in a single language
  3. Making small regional variations to a single language, like using similar English content for the UK, US and Australia

For example:

An English language page is hosted at http://www.example.com/, with a French alternative at http://fr.example.com/.

To indicate to Google that http://fr.example.com/ is the French-language equivalent of the English page, do the following:

In the HTML section of the English website (http://www.example.com/), add the link element pointing to the French version:

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