Description

One of the biggest challenges of international SEO is successfully targeting the right content to the correct region, so that users in a particular region are presented with content that is aimed at them. In response to this challenge, Google provides a helpful solution by offering the use of rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” annotations to markup equivalent pages targeting different regions. We will work on using identified patterns to map equivalent regional URLs for successful deployment of rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” annotations on your websites.

Here’s when URL Mapping For hreflang="x X" can help!

When you need your equivalent URLs mapped between regional websites to deploy hreflang=”x” annotations

What our clients say

Flexible and innovative approaches to meet demanding goals

Webcertain has been a valued partner of Portakabin for over 20 years, providing the expertise required to help us grow our business in multiple European markets. With a wide-portfolio of websites and products, as well numerous internal stakeholders, we require flexible and innovative approaches to enable us to meet the demanding goals of each business unit. Webcertain understands our needs and our brand, and this enables the team to deliver cost-effective, adaptable solutions across SEO, PPC and website development which have played a vital role in our international growth and success.

Evelyn Hodgson

Head of Brand - Portakabin

Adapted for each market for maximum impact

We work with Webcertain to increase our brand awareness across key European markets and help us drive brand growth. Together, we have created campaigns utilising multiple channels and adapted for each target market to ensure maximum impact and relevancy to our audience. Webcertain has a great support team, who are easy to reach and very helpful in providing information. They understand our needs and provide a flexible approach that enables us to meet our goals

Hazel Goesaert

European Associate Marketing Manager - Business Machines - Fellowes

Technical and strategic expertise

Webcertain's understanding of language nuance and local culture ensures our messaging is relevant and compelling in each market we target, while staying true to our brand and highlighting our USPs. We rely on their technical and strategic expertise to develop both organic and paid search campaigns which will resonate with our audience and drive results across Europe. The team understands our goals and is proactive in making recommendations for improvements and suggesting opportunities. We are very happy with the results and would recommend Webcertain as an ideal partner for any brand with a global reach.

Surpreet Bahl

Digital Marketing Manager - Esko

For international support, look no further than Webcertain

There are many challenges when running international campaigns and Webcertain has provided invaluable support to us when targeting countries as diverse as China, Japan and Russia, where both cultural and linguistic knowledge are paramount for success. This knowledge, combined with skills and expertise across all digital channels, enabled us to build tailored and targeted campaigns to inform and attract students from around the globe. If you're looking for SEO, SEM or translation support in multiple languages and countries, look no further than Webcertain.

Tim Jordan

VP Marketing Berlitz and ELS

Overview

One of the biggest challenges of international SEO is successfully targeting the right content to the correct region, so that users in a particular region are presented with content that is aimed at them. This becomes particularly tough when dealing with multiple versions of content in the same language.

In response to this challenge, Google provides a helpful solution by offering the use of rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” annotations to markup equivalent pages targeting different regions. These annotations can be deployed in HTML markup of pages, XML Sitemaps or response headers.

Regardless of the chosen deployment method for hreflang=”x”, equivalent pages targeting the different regions typically need to be identified and mapped out first which then enables creating the annotations.

Quality process

The process begins by completing a briefing questionnaire to help us determine how equivalent pages can be mapped. You will be asked to supply the following information:

  • Base URL of each regional website. For instance a German version of the website can be: www.example.com/de-de/, de.example.com/ or www.example.de. You can also point us to your valid country/language selector page containing links to each regional website,Patterns which can be used to identify the same page across different regions. For example, this can be an ID in the URL (example.de/product?id=1234, example.fr/produit?id=1234), an ID in a meta tag or perhaps a URL string (example.com/product/engb.html, example.com/product/enus.html).

If valid patterns exist and have been identified, we will first crawl your websites to compile a valid list of URLs on each site and then programmatically match equivalent regional URLs using the patterns. The mapping output will be supplied in an easy-to-read Excel spreadsheet that can be used to generate rel=”alternate” annotations for successful deployment of hreflang=”x”. The base service includes identifying and matching URLs for two regional websites.

Webcertain Group is passionate about generating business growth for its clients in any part of the world.

A team of native speakers of all the world’s major languages works together to achieve client objectives - no one understands working with different cultures and the nuances of language in the globe’s search engines better than the Webcertain multilingual teams. Webcertain operates in 44 languages.

Benefits of working with Webcertain:

International specialist since 1997

Transparency and online portal management

No minimum contract period

No minimum order value

International know-how shared

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