The value of the hreflang attribute is that it identifies the language (in ISO 639-1 format) and optionally the region (in ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 format) of an alternate URL. For example:
- de: German content, independent of region
- en-GB: English content, for GB users
- de-ES: German content, for users in Spain
By default Zoey will use the locale code for your selected language. (i.e. English (United States) will use en-us). If you would like to specify a different locale, you can do so in the Locale Values for tag setting in Setup > Localization > Multi-Language SEO
Locale Code May Be Different
If you have set a value for code under Setup->Localization->Manage Languages then that code will be used as the locale code for the URL.
This setting allows you to specify either a Language OR Language + Region code, all compliant with Google's standards. For instance, you can specify "en" for English rather than "en-us" which will specifically target English speakers in the United States.
Updated over 3 years ago