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    the X-default hreflang new update from google web mastertools


    Just read this topic from the index page. Just want to know if someone has already implemented this update from google.

    Google Web Master Tool recently introduce the "x-default hreflang" for international landing pages posted in their official blog: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2013/04/x-default-hreflang-for-international-pages.html

    What does this "x-default hreflang" for? Well this attribute is a value signal to the google algo that the page doesn't target any specific language or locale and is the default page when no other page is better.

    How to implement this:

    <link rel="alternate" href="URL/en-gb" hreflang="en-gb" /> for For English-speaking users in the UK
    <link rel="alternate" href="URL/en-us" hreflang="en-us" /> for For English-speaking users in the USA
    <link rel="alternate" href="URL/en-au" hreflang="en-au" /> for For English-speaking users in Australia
    <link rel="alternate" href="URL" hreflang="x-default" /> The homepage shows users a country selector and is the default page for users worldwide

    How do you find this new update from google web master?
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    it's pretty easy. Google is going to use this tag to handle multi-regional and multilingual sites.

    for example your home page is http://yourdomain.com that serves English users. You do have alternate Spanish version located at this URL- http://es.yourdomain.com. in this case mention below code in header of http://yourdomain.com

    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="http://es.yourdomain.com/" />
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    How it will be beneficial for Global websites?

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