Magento Alternate Hreflang for Products, categories and CMS pages
Many Magento stores translate content into different languages in order to cater to customers from different parts of the world. With the hreflang tag extension, which is commonly known as rel="alternate" hreflang="x", each page's language is made known to Google so that it will match users searching in that language to pages which are in the same language. Hreflang enhances your SEO without you having to code it yourself.
In this way, the group with Href Lang Tags will look like;
<link rel=”alternate” hreflang=”nl-nl” href=”http://www.yourmagentostore.nl” />
Tell's Google that this page is also available in dutch but for the country Netherlands
<link rel=”alternate” hreflang=”nl-be” href=”http://www.yourmagentostore.com/” />
Tell's Google that this page is also available in dutch but for the country Belgium
<link rel=”alternate” hreflang=”fr-be” href=”http://www.yourmagentostore.fr/” />
Tell's Google that this page is also available in french but for the country Belgium
What is Rel="Alternate" Hreflang="x"?
Introduced in 2011, the hreflang attribute indicates the page language and makes the relationship between content pages of different languages known to search engines such as Google. This is handy for Magento shops which have multiple storefronts in varying languages catered towards a variety of consumers while selling the same products. If different storefronts selling the same product are linked with the Hreflang attribute, search engines will know which page to direct the customer to. A product page with both a Spanish and an English version will be tagged as "Español" by using hreflang="es”.
A customer with an IP address from a Spanish country will be directed from the Google search result to the Spanish page version instead of the English one. By ensuring that your target consumers are directed to the most relevant page in their language, your bounce rate will decrease and your conversions will increase.
Using Hreflang tags for country and/or Region targeting
Instead of targeting consumers based on their language, we are also able to target consumers based on their country. For instance, a Belgium storefront using a Dutch language pack. Using two different stores, a Dutch storefront and a Belgium storefront, we are able to target different consumers with different product pages: a Dutch one (hreflang="nl-nl") and a Belgium one (hreflang="nl-be"). This is especially handy when it comes to geo-targeting consumers for changes in currency, shipping costs, seasonality, and culture.
Use Alternate Hreflang tags for CMS pages
Our hreflang extension and magento can recognize the different urls for the products and categories but for CMS pages it's made up from a different data structure. With the CMS pages it's now possible to categorize them to connect them using the href lang tags. For this we have implemented a category function into the CMS system where every CMS page with the same category tags will be will be identified as alternate pages.
For example, there can be three storeviews with three distinct "contact us" pages:
[storeview] magmodules.eu - identifier: contact-us
[storeview] magmodules.nl - identifier: neem-contactop
[storeview] magmodules.de - identifier: Kontakt
By giving each of the three CMS pages the category "contactus", the three pages will be link as related and the hreflang tag will be added automatically.
Technical Product Features
- Made according to the latest Google standards
- Specially designed for Magento
- Easy to set configuration
- Easy installation
- Positive SEO effect
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- Turnkey Alternate Href Lang Tag Solution
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Ratingdineshon 10/27/2016We have used this extension on two websites and it was really easy to configure and do exactly what required.
Thank you very much. It saved our time a lot.
RatingAlf983on 7/29/2016The extension works perfect also with https and the support is excellent. Five Stars.
RatingMikeon 7/2/2016Installation and configuration is easy and extension works great
RatingPawełon 5/18/2016works fine
RatingLorenzoon 2/29/2016After several other disapponting attempts with Hreflang tags extension we finally settled with this. In a matter of 20 minutes the extension was chosen, installed, tested, deployed in the production environment. Works fine, exactly what we were looking after.
RatingSd3pk3on 2/24/2016Works perfect! Unzip, upload, configure your license key and set up the store views and hrelang language codes u2013 it took me 10 minutes to configure it for a store with 30 store views around the world. The option to create license keys for staging sites is also great, my question to the developers were responded very quick, even before I even bought the extension. The FAQ and howto on the plugin provider website is also very good.
RatingErik Leffertson 12/8/2015Does exactly how described. Very easy to implement and excellent support given by Frank from MagModules. Would definitely recommend this plugin for a multi-store configuration in multiple languages to give your SEO a boost!
RatingJohnWaalon 11/7/2015After trying alternatives from other developers, that have cost me a lot of thrown away purchase-money and a headache, I had some doubts before I purchased this extension. But the developers responded each time within minutes to my questions, with satisfying answers. The extension works perfect, took me 5 minutes to implement (install on development website, configure, test, install on production website, configure and test) I'm on Magento CE 1.9.1
RatingBas.on 8/14/2015We have launched a german version of our website. Because of this we wanted a extension like this to make sure everything was setup up correctly. After buying the extension we installed it without any difficulties. After installing we had some minor issues because we didn't exactly know how to configure the options. Within a day the support crew helped us with setting it up. Their support crew is an example for other companies. If you need an extension like this I would recommend this one 100%.
RatingRrroulioon 4/13/2015Works fine with products, categories and cms pages.hreflang meta is the absolute neaded key for Google and search engines in general if you have multi language stores. Missing in magento (why?), this module do the job perfectly.then, after configure module parameters, you can verify your meta on this google recommanded hreflang tester website : flang.dejanseo.com.au.Quick contact and anwers from support, not expensive, what else!
RatingAguyonmagentoon 2/19/2015works straight away, good support and includes option to add en-gb" tags."
RatingRoosterling83on 12/9/2014The extension works exactly as described and the installation was very easy. The support by the MagModules team is absolutely excellent! They supported me with the configuration very quickly.
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* Added compatibility for Bubbleshop CMS Tree
* Removed unique array check for using same url for multiple languages
Version 1.2.4 - 12-04-2016
* Improved debug option on frontend
Version 1.2.3 - 03-09-2015
* Improved Debug function in the front-end
* Improved configuration interface
Version 1.2.2 - 08-04-2015
* Added Function to Debug the front-end
* Added Language Scope Option
* Improved HREF TAG for CMS Pages
* Improved Support Pages
Version 1.2.1 - 2015-01-10
* Small bug fixes
Version 1.2.0 - 2014-12-15
* Added support for categories
* Added option to force use of Canonical Urls
Version 1.1.0 - 2014-12-09
* Alternate language url’s for Homepages
* Alternate language url’s for CMS pages
* Added CMS category option to link CMS language pages
* Added option to specify custom language code per storeview
Version 1.0.0 - 2014-11-16
* First stable version
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