Stop Google From Translating Your Pages with New NoTranslate Tag

Oct 23, 2008 - 7:49 am 2 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Ever want to stop Google from translating your pages? You know, when you view a page in Google and it says, "translate" this page. Well, now you can.

A Google Webmaster Central blog post explains Google has added a new class or meta tag, that allows you to block Google Translate from translating a whole page or a specific portion of the page.

To block your whole page, add this meta tag to your header element:

<meta name="google" value="notranslate">

To block specific content, wrap that content in class=notranslate, for example:

You can translate this content <span class="notranslate">but don't translate this content</span>

Webmasters are pretty happy that Google is enabling this feature. I do wonder how many webmasters will actually use it.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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