And there is no meta tag to state Google the usage of a language on the page!
According to John Mueller of the Google Search Relations team, each webpage should only contain one primary language so that Google can identify it. John Mueller expressed this in a video he made this morning about multilingual material.
PER PAGE ONE LANGUAGE
“Is it acceptable to have two language versions on the same page?” John was questioned!
For search, John said, “It’s ideal if our computers can identify the page’s major language.”
As each page only contains one language, John explained, “it is much simpler to recommend the page to users who are seeking in that language.”
What if you speak additional languages?
But John did add, “Having some content in other languages is good.”
According to him, there are instances when you need to utilise more than one primary language on a page. Like a website that teaches languages might apply the same.
According to John Mueller, “My recommendation would be to have one primary language for each page in the case of a website that is teaching another language. On the same platform, you can also make pages for different languages.”
0 META TAGS
According to John Muller, there is no specific meta tag that can be used to inform search engines of your preferred language.The HTML language element, though, is advised for screen readers, so you might want to use that instead, he did add.
WHY WE CARE?
You should probably take this advice into account and restructure part or all of the material on your multilingual website. Google has been stating this for more than ten years, so this knowledge is not necessarily new.
However, it is always helpful to be reminded of the same and a brief video from a Google official is a cherry on top.
Concluding from the stated facts by John Mueller, it is a recommendation from Technians, the web designing company in India, as well, to use a language on a webpage. If necessary, the usage of mix language should exist on the same platform. But one language in preferred as Google has meta tag to identify the same.
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