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    Country targeting with URL - how will Google interpret this


    Hi there,

    Just a quick question on international SEO, how do you think Google will interpret the following URLs

    www.site.com/la/en/
    www.site.com/la/de/

    The problem is this in terms of international SEO it is for the country Laos however we are not targeting the country Laos. But from dev the way our system is set-up we can't change the structure of the beginning of URL it must be constructed

    www.site.com/XX/XX

    Will Google definitely read this URL that it is targeting a country and language?

    Many thanks,*
    T
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    To the best of my knowledge, Google will target the .com which is universal, then left to you to direct the international targeting towards the country of your choice in search console.
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    No it won't, it couldn't possibly say "anyone who as /la/ in their url is targeting Laos.

    Originally Posted by Misty
    But from dev the way our system is set-up we can't change the structure of the beginning of URL it must be constructed
    This always bugs me. Technology is an enabler, the moment it becomes a blocker you're doing something wrong. If you have been asked to SEO something and the URL needs changed, it needs changed. It's the developers job to make it happen, not to throw their hands in the air and say how impossible it all is

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