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Multi-lingual website with non-identical content

Hello folks,

I am working on a multi-lingual news website (in English, Hindi, and Urdu). The articles posted on three versions of the website will be very different from each other. Whereas I can design a website where I am able to put content in different languages in Webflow, I am not sure how will the SEO work. Can the duplicated pages approach work for me? How will it work for the collection pages?

Also, I know that there is a way in html where one can language in the HTML tag. Is it possible to implement that in Webflow?

One example of type of multi-lingual website that I want could be ndtv.com

It is in English, Bengali, and Tamil. All three versions post different content.



in header on the right side we can see the different language options

Hi Adnan,

If your content is different on each page, and language is not the only thing changes, then the use-case is not “multi-language site”.

Similar to your example, each site has it’s own homepage, folders and subfolders. The URLs are not the same.

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Hey Adnan,

You have different content in different languages, so it’s not “multi-language site”.
So you can get more website analyzer info then improve Google Search results for your site on this 2 ways:

A multilingual site is any site that offers content in more than one language. For instance, a Canadian business with English and French versions of its site. Google Search attempts to discover pages that coordinate the language of the searcher.

A multi-regional site is one that unequivocally targets clients in various nations. For instance, an item producer that boats to both Canada and the United States. Google Search attempts to offer the correct district page for the searcher.

A few destinations are both multi-regional and multilingual: for instance, a site may have various forms for the USA and for Canada, and both French and English versions of the Canadian content.

Hi there! If you set multi-lingual website but with different content, duplicate and SEO won’t be an issue.

If you design a website with content in different languages, it is possible you may violate duplicate content penalty from Google since multiple versions of content may only have slight content variations. The good news is as long as you set up hreflang tags correctly and let the google know that you have a multi-lingual structure website, it will help you avoid penalty and won’t effect your SEO. It can be integrated into Forum platform easily.

To see how to set up hreflang tags in details, you may look at the posts:
https://geotargetly.com/geo-ip-location-redirects-and-seo
https://geotargetly.com/hreflang-seo-guide-for-multilingual-regional-websites

Hope it helps!