Google Thinks Your Site is in a Different Language?

Dec 26, 2007 - 9:15 am 2 by

What happens if Google has assumed your page is a different language than what it's written in? Well, I don't think mod_rewrite will work. But a few things will:

<html lang="en">

This declaration should be placed on the top of all your pages in the HEAD tag.

Furthermore, you should utilize Google Webmaster Tools to ensure that Google is acknowledging the proper language of your site.

What else would you suggest for this user whose site was inadvertently assumed as German even though it's written in English?

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results &amp; Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 17, 2024

Apr 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Updates

Deepening Google Core Ranking Volatility Hits Yesterday & Today

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Maps

Google Maps No Longer Will Support Draft Reviews

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Console Adds Unused Ownership Tokens

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

New Google Ads AI Generated Image Tool For Demand Gen Campaigns

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Tests Horizontal Lines For Sitelinks & People Also Ask

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: .Mac Search Engine Optimization: Google Indexes .Mac Files