joined:May 11, 2012
I know sometimes toxic link scanners used to find potentially damaging back links will look for "things" on a page. These may include back links in the side bar on every page, etc. Still many of my toxic link reports are showing the hreflang urls on my site in the source code.
I have a network of websites, including my .com site along with a .us domain, .co.uk, etc. Each link like example.com/stuff.html will also recommend that people who land on THAT exact page should also check out an alternate link called example.us/stuff.html with the hreflang tag of en-us instead.
BUT now reports consider these links toxic? Should I just ignore these warnings because Google overall sees the purpose of each site?
Do you think it's because all of the pages are too similar? I do share the catalog/products for every store. The currency is different but overall product images, name, descriptions are all the same. Should I find ways to change a little bit more on each product page? I see on Amazon, the same product is found on both .com and .ca urls but minus maybe different recommended product upgrades, the content is a 100% spot match.