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    Google index - multilingual


    Hi,

    I am working on a site which is multilingual, do I need to index my english version to Google(com) & german version to to Google(de) ?
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    Your answers should be here...

    Google Search Console Help: Multi-regional and multilingual sites
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    Originally Posted by JohnAimit
    Your answers should be here...

    Google Search Console Help: Multi-regional and multilingual sites
    Hi JohnAimit,

    My site in 5 languages under 1 domain. I am not able to generate XMl sitemaps by language site.
    1. Do I need to generate separate XMl sitemap for each site or a combined one ?
    2. How Google will indentify my site has 5 languages ?
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    Originally Posted by Be_frank
    My site in 5 languages under 1 domain. I am not able to generate XMl sitemaps by language site.
    1. Do I need to generate separate XMl sitemap for each site or a combined one ?
    2. How Google will indentify my site has 5 languages ?
    Irrespective of language, every page on your site has a different URL, right?

    Google indexes individual web page files. So, if someone search in one of the languages used on your site and if your page in that language contains the answer, G will preferentially list that one in the results.

    XML maps are not essential for small websites that have good link pathways that Googlebot can follow from Home to your different language pages.
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    Google XML sitemap has some "sugar" through hreflang for multi language websites. If using A1 Sitemap Generator you can try choose option "Create sitemap | Include "hreflang" alternate URLs in sitemap files" - assuming A1SG correctly detects which pages are the same - just different language - it will work well. Long help: http://www.microsystools.com/product...-url-language/
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    Hi,
    Yes, You should. you can take help of Google Search Console to index your website all pages. you can refer the: How to Manage Multilanguage website

    Do you have different TLD's as well like .de, .com.au, .com.sg or so? if yes then you need to add different properties for all in analytics and Search console as well.

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