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#1   chocomoto

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:47 PM

I have a multilingual site and my default language is set to French. This means that all URLs are appearing as French (showing French meta tags) unless they have the ?language= variable added to the end of the URL.

www.mypage.com/english-product.htm  (shows French meta tags)
www.mypage.com/english-product-htm?language=en (show English meta tags)

These 2 URLS point to the same page and in fact this is duplicate content, however the search engines see these as 2 different pages. The first one is wrong, and I want to remove it.

My question is this:

Is there a contribution for making URLs like this?
www.mypage.com/en/english-product.htm

I want directories for each language:
/en/
/fr/
/de/
and each directory will tell the search engines the language of the page.

I have seen other web sites with this URL structure, but I don't know how they are doing it and I haven't been able to find a contribution.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Carolyn

Edited by chocomoto, 16 December 2010 - 02:48 PM.

Carolyn

#2   jef

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 05:16 AM

That would be something I'd use...
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#3   BiBS0N

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:57 PM

still no solution to this?