metatag_hreflang outputting extra hreflang tags

I need to generate hreflang tags in my website and I’ve installed metatag_hreflang submodule (belongs to metatag module)

It’s now outputting the following

<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="https://domain.com/ca/en/home" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="https://domain.com/ca/fr/home" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-CA" href="https://domain.com/ca/en" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr-CA" href="https://domain.com/ca/fr" />

I don’t need the extra “en” or “fr” I’ve already defined it at the bottom such as en-CA and fr-CA.

how do I get rid of the first 2 lines that it’s outputting. This is not happening on other pages, it’s only happening on the Homepage.

seo – hreflang region targeting – Several regions are displayed in SERPS

I'm a bit clueless with one of my websites.

The Hreflang seems to be installed correctly and most regions are selected as targets in the international targeting report, apart from the EU, as I can not target all of Europe.

However, several regions are indexed and Google does not recognize this in the language report

In GSC

Your site does not have hreflang tags. Google uses Hreflang tags to tailor the user's language setting to the correct variation of your pages.

I used https://technicalseo.com/tools/hreflang/ which was bug

Missing region-independent link for this language (s)

& http://hreflang.ninja

Language region code does not have a standalone language code

In GSC

Your site does not have hreflang tags. Google uses Hreflang tags to tailor the user's language setting to the correct variation of your pages.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what it could be?




























XML Sitemap Best Practice for Multilingual Websites – Should I list my URLs in any language or is it sufficient to use rel = "alternate" + hreflang?

I am working on the sitemaps of a multilingual website and have doubts about the best way to refer to each language version of a page.

For a bit of background, the site points to around 20,000 places with community commentary and descriptions. The website is available in 5 languages ​​(website.com/fr; website.com/it …)

Currently, my sitemap only refers to English pages and in the sitemap on every page I have specified for any language (as well as English) as recommended by Google.

In the Google search console, about 75% of the pages with valid coverage are described as "indexed, not submitted to the sitemap", so I think the alternative link with the "hreflang" attribute is not enough to display the page for " to "Google" to index it.

Do I have to list and use the pages in all 5 languages ​​in my sitemap? at every link?

Drupal SEO: How does HREFLANG affect a redirected URL for EN-US?

I do some international SEO work on a Drupal site. I noticed this on the EN-US homepage:



In particular, pay attention to the subfolder "/ home" there. I've been told Drupal needs it and it's standard material. However, if you go to this URL, it will be redirected twice. Once to the homepage (307) and then to the https version (301)

The english page is the "standard" page. The other languages ​​are a perfect match for all URLs in Hreflang and Canonical directives. (/ france, / germany, / etc)

From a SEO point of view, the discrepancies and redirects disturb me.

What effect would these differences have on SEO?