October 31, 2022

Complete Guide to Using the Using X-Default HREFLang Element

AUGUST 25, 2016 BY BILL HUNT In 2013, Google introduced the X-Default hreflang to designate international landing pages. Unfortunately, many people are confused about how and when to use it. What is the X-Default HREFLang Element? Google’s definition is pretty clear as to when to use the X-Default tag to […]
May 2, 2018

Incorrect hreflang Implementation Error Notice

MAY 20, 2016 BY BILL HUNT This past week Google has sent out a large number of notices for sites that have Incorrect HREFlang Implementations. The notice looks like this one below references two of the most common errors. Both of these errors are described below. Error 1 – Problem […]
May 1, 2018

Adding HREFLang Link Elements to Global Site Directories

JUNE 09, 2016 BY BILL HUNT Our testing tool was generating some incorrect errors from large sites that were using the HREFlang in the body of pages to designate different language versions in their country locator. Note, this HREFLang element is NOT the same as the one for Search Engines. […]
May 1, 2018

Using Screaming Frog to Find In-page HREFLang Mark-up

JULY 30, 2016 BY BILL HUNT Our HREFLang Checker is a great tool if you are checking a single page and its alternatives. However, if you need to check your entire site and identify pages with hreflang mark-up there are not many options. With the new release of Screaming Frog […]