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|URL Structure for a multilingual website - lang code in the url itself|
| 11:20 am on Mar 28, 2014 (gmt 0)|
We have seen the general/popular URL structures of the multilingual websites.
Is it okay if I add the language code in the URL itself instead of using sub-directory url structure? (Joomla)
Waiting for your suggestions.
| 4:12 pm on Mar 28, 2014 (gmt 0)|
welcome to WebmasterWorld, sepath!
it doesn't matter much for language targeting, but if you intend to geotarget your content you will want your languages in subdirectories or on separate hostnames.
| 5:38 am on Mar 31, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Usually a multilingual website uses subdirectories or sub-domains for each language.
1. But, will it make any difference in terms of ranking / indexing / impressions in Google if we use the URL structure like I had shared above.
2. And what about the humans? Will they get confused with this URL structure and misunderstood any product/page?
| 2:22 pm on Mar 31, 2014 (gmt 0)|
1. google ignores any specification of language, whether in the url, an HTML attribute, or otherwise.
2. most humans ignore urls and look at anchor text and page content.
| 2:27 pm on Mar 31, 2014 (gmt 0)|
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