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One of the biggest challenges for hreflang is matching the alternate pages. This is easy if they are all same structure but add in localized directories, page names and even different product ID’s and you have a nightmare trying to get alignment. This help section deals with using the various methods HREFLang Builder has to tell the system which pages are the alternate of each other. Review this list and see which one(s) accommodates your situation.

In the example below, some countries have one version and others a second version.  In the example below the site has translated the “laptop” into French and Swedish.  Since the URL’s are not the same you need to identify a way to map them to create the alternate references.

By using one or more of the methods below we can map pages to each other and dynamically create your hreflang XML site maps.

Same URL Structure

These are URL”s that are the same in every market that only have a different designator for the country and language. In this case the system matches them automatically and no additional mapping is required.

Product ID in URL

If you have a product ID or some other designator we can use we can set that to map all pages with that despite them being localized. For this option we can simply tell the system to match any page that ends with the same pattern.  [How]

Meta Tag with Unique ID

If your page has a unique meta tag with a global or unique product ID we can extract that ID from the page and use it to map all other pages with that ID.  [How]

JavaScript with Unique ID

If your page has a unique meta tag with a global or unique product ID we can extract that ID from the page and use it to map all other pages with that ID.   [How]

Folder & Subfolder Mapping

This method requires a bit of work but if you don’t have a lot of categories and only one or two levels this may be an easy way to set your mapping.

Custom Mapping File

This method integrates a few of these methods and gives you complete control over the mapping. Unfortunately, this method requires you to set the alignment and upload to the system.