Google: Don't Use The User Agent Language Setting

Aug 9, 2017 • 8:28 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Google's John Mueller said that while GoogleBot generally crawls documents "without an accept-language header" it is not a good idea to use the user-agent language setting to serve content.

This is in response to a webmaster who asked about using it. I guess this can cause issues for GoogleBot and maybe users themselves?

Going the user-agent route with this language setting is "generally a bad idea" John said.

Here are the tweets:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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