joined:Apr 14, 2005
I have a situation with hreflang & canonical.
URL.com is a content site. I write a lot. In fact, there are 1 series of contents that I wrote are very similiar but they are targeted at different country (with all written in English language). To avoid duplicate contents and to receive alternate benefit, I put up codes like this in all those pages:
rel=’alternate’ hreflang=’en’ href=’URL.com/best-widget/’
rel=’alternate’ hreflang=’en-US’ href=’URL.com/best-widget/’
rel=’alternate’ hreflang=’en-SG’ href=’URL.com/best-widget-singapore/’
rel=’alternate’ hreflang=’en-AU’ href=’URL.com/best-widget-australia/’
rel=’alternate’ hreflang=’x-default’ href=’URL.com/best-widget/’
Those pages differ in term of currency used and widget-discussed. As much as 80% of the rest of the contents are the same. I set up canonical tags for all of those contents too.
This set up avoided cannibalism. The right version is ranking for the right locale.
Problem arises when I decided to get a ccTLD for Singapore. I am going to set up a ‘URL.com.sg’ and copy-paste all contents from ‘URL.com’, on top of creating some localised unique contents.
My question is, what is the correct way to set up hreflang on both URL.com & URL.com.sg? As there will be multiple webpages that share the same contents & same hreflang, namely:
And all of them are canonical contents.
Thanks in advance for any kind advice. My head is spinning already trying to explain.