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Language issue ATW

English page doesn't show up



9:35 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Inspired by Bosh123's funny findings [webmasterworld.com...]

I did some research in ATW and found something else very strange.

As I'm Dutch my default setting in ATW is 'Dutch/English pages'. One of my sites is basically in English with 1 Dutch page and a relevant page shows up at #3 so that seems fine.

When I switch to 'Any language' the index page of the same site shows up at #1.

A closer look reveals that the index page is not included in the Dutch/English search. This is odd because the index page and the Dutch page are the only ones with a language tag. All other pages are included in both searchers, I only miss www.domain.com/ and www.domain.com/index.htm.

Is this a bug in ATW? What should I do? I find it a bit tricky to simply remove the language tag and see what happens.


7:37 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

The first thing coming to mind is obviously the question if your language tags on those two pages are correct.

Assuming they are there are two options:
Either this indeed a problem with ATW not correctly identifying those language tags, or it's that old problem with missing index pages in a slightly new variant.

I would in any case contact them through the ATW help and contact pages.


8:19 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Thanks Heini.

The tags seem to be correct and the Dutch page is showing. I'll contact ATW.


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