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Last updated by matthewB-13 1 year, 8 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Vincenzo.

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October 25, 2018 at 10:16 am #2849408


Hi there,

We are trying to run Google Shopping Ads on some of the main products. However, Google Search Console is showing that Googlebot is seeing the US site rather than the UK site. This is causing the Ads to be disapproved because we are using UK urls and they are getting redirected.

We have read the article about but do not want to risk turning off browser language redirection configuration, in case it breaks the site.

Is there any other way around this?

Please let me know


October 26, 2018 at 3:44 pm #2853597


Languages: English (English ) Italian (Italiano )

Timezone: Europe/Rome (GMT+02:00)

Hello, thank you for contacting WPML Support!

Disabling the "Browser language redirect" option will solve the issue and should not break the site.

Anyway, from what I can see in the Debug Info, the Browser language redirect option is not enabled in WPML -> Languages.

Did you add a language redirection rule in the .htaccess file or somewhere else?
Can you please give me more details?

Thank you

October 31, 2018 at 9:30 am #2864991


We added a rule within the .htaccess file, once this was removed it allowed the URLs to be indexed on Google without a redirect. Hopefully, this will be able to fix the issues we are having with Google crawling the UK site

Thanks for your help on this!