Hi everyone, I have a quick dumb SEO question: I have two web pages that show the same product but in two different languages, there is no translation of the product name itself so the pages are currently sharing the same h1 product titles, my understanding is itâ€™s never a good idea to have two pages competing for the same keywords so what would be the best solution from an SEO standpoint? Should I be using canonical to only focus on one of them?
Adaline Bailey: my understanding is itâ€™s never a good idea to have two pages competing for the same keywords <-- First of all, thats wrong. There are many queries where two or more pages are served from the same site. The search engine decides what to put into those search results. There is nothing wrong with having two relevant pages for the same topic. However, in this case youre talking about two pages using different languages except for the H1 elements. If there is no translation for the product name but everything else is translated you should be fine.
Zane Rice: Thanks Michael
Adaline Bailey: Youre welcome. Just to add a little bit of clarity: duplicate content becomes a problem at scale. If you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of duplicate pages, THATS a problem. A small site with only a few hundred pages can tolerate a small n…See more
Amaya Austin: Hreflag tags may help
Kinsley King: Like what Amaya Austin: mentioned above, hreflang I believe is the best solution. Then as an additional guide: Moz.com
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Emmett Neal: If that were your only, or primary product, then these extra measures would be worthwhile.
Zane Rice: Thank you all for answering – I have added href tags
Jace Mclaughlin: My suggestion would be to still provide the content in the local language. Hreflang is used so Google can serve the right content to right audience and what good is is going to be if the content that you have is not translated?
Zane Rice: The content has been translated
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Zane Rice: Awesome thanks I will check it out