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HREFLANG tags: Can They Help Your Rankings?

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What are HREFLANG tags, and can they boost your SERP results?

What is a Good HREFLANG Tags Generator?

And more importantly…

Do We Need to Have HREFLANG Tags on our Websites?

In this post, I’ll answer these questions and more. Hreflang tags are something every webmaster needs to understand – even if you decide not to use them yourself.

Hreflang tags (pronounced aitch-ref-lang) are a Google initiative. They were developed in 2011, and intended to advise Google when websites have identical or similar articles aimed at visitors in alternate languages.

It makes sense then, that Google would want us to implement them whenever and wherever appropriate.

use a good hreflang tags generator
Hreflang tags will help show your website to the right audience. (Image courtesy of Pixabay)

If you write posts or page articles that are directed exclusively towards one audience, eg. en-us for English speakers living in the USA, then you needn’t bother with hreflang at all. This would also apply if your site wasn’t directed at any specific zone, and only written in one language. Search engines are perfectly capable of working out what language your website is written in.

(There’s a bit more information further on in this article dealing with Geographic Targeting using Google Search Console)

However, if your site has articles with similar content written in various languages or dialects, you should be using these indicators.

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Setting up an Online Business

Starting an Online Business

Thinking about starting an online business?

 Wondering Just What is Involved in Establishing a Business Online?

 

Making money online is much the same as making money anywhere. It matters little whether you have a dress shop in a mall, an online clothing store, or a fashion blog. You have to be prepared to put in the effort, and establish your business gradually.

If you open a coffee shop, for example, you will get some passing trade right away, and your business (assuming you are doing things correctly) will grow over time.

Earn Money Online

The difference with internet marketing is that you will have ZERO passing trade to start with, and probably very little for quite a while. Not understanding this fact is one of the main reasons many internet-based businesses fail. Actually, fail is probably incorrect. The truth is, many people go into online trading with unrealistic expectations and simply give up when these expectations are not met. (Often, just as they were close to success)

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