homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.237.134.62
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Subscribe to WebmasterWorld
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Website indexed - wrong language detected
teokolo




msg:4196752
 11:02 am on Sep 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

I launched about 6 months ago a spanish version of an italian website, using a subdomain like es.mysite.com
After some months, the website has been indexed but the home page is detected as Italian.
The content is 100% spanish, and I'm already using the "lang" specification:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="es-es" lang="es-es">

I don't have already setup the language in google webmaster tools, since spanish is not only from Spain and I don't want to restrict results to google.es .

Is there any solution to help Googlebot detect the correct language or should I setup geotarget to Spain in google webmaster tools?

 

aakk9999




msg:4196874
 7:37 pm on Sep 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

There is a recent thread that discusses incorrect language being detected on the page - you may find some suggestions there:

[webmasterworld.com ]

encyclo




msg:4196881
 7:51 pm on Sep 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

lang="es-es"


This isn't likely to be a direct cause, but the above indicates Spanish and the country of Spain - if you are targeting a language in general and not a particular variant, just use the two-letter language code:
lang="es".
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved