Hreflang Tags in Full View: Beginner’s Guide

June 26, 2023

Hreflang tags signal to search engines that these are alternative versions of the same content, eliminating the risk of duplicate content issues. The first code type (language code) indicates a specific language and follows the ISO 639-1 format. This is because Google perceives the first code as language and be is recognized as the Belarusian language code. Placing hreflang tags on or pointing to non-canonical URLs can confuse search engines about the relationship between different language or regional versions. Without specifying a default page, search engines may choose a URL that isn’t the one you intended.

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