Multilengual SEO and Duplicate Content Question?

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  1. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello,

    I am trying to set up a company website with multilingual content feature by subdomains to target different countries, what I mean with this is kind of how Godaddy does it for example:

    for USA Market we use default subdomain >> www.mycompany.com
    for UK market we use this subdomain >> uk.mycompany.com
    for Canada market we use this subdomain >> ca.mycompany.com
    and go on

    The problem is that 3 of this subdomains are all in English language and will use same content so, how I can tell Google that this content is from the same company for different countries without Google consider this as Duplicate content?

    For what I found on Google this is done by metatags using language metatag and someother one that uses rel and I think is alternative, so you basically use both like here bellow

    For USA
    <link href="creator-en-US" rel="alternate" hreflang="en-US" />

    For UK

    <link href="creator-en-GB" rel="alternate" hreflang="en-GB" />

    For Canada

    <link href="creator-en-CA" rel="alternate" hreflang="en-CA" />


    But my question is if this is the correct way or how is the correct way? Since I cannot find a precise solution on this matter.


    Appreciate any help, Thanks!

     
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  3. codeman1234

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    Hey Man,

    Thanks a lot for the help just one question would this be the correct syntax that I put as example bellow? :


    For USA (main one)
    <link rel="alternate" href="www.mycompany.com" hreflang="en-US" />


    For UK
    <link rel="alternate" href="uk.mycompany.com" hreflang="en-GB" />


    For Canada

    <link rel="alternate" href="ca.mycompany.com" hreflang="en-CA" />

    Thanks again!