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Last updated by Riffaz 3 months ago.

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July 9, 2019 at 7:31 am #4168123

annaL-9

Hi,
I have a site with 3 languages versions, all by folder. So we have vca-talen.nl, vca-talen.nl/pl and vca-talen.nl/en.
I would like to control how my language versions are indexed and submit a sitemap as per instructions I found:
hidden link
I am using Yoast SEO premium to create a sitemap.
Can you please advice how to get from this:
hidden link
To something that has links like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset xmlns="hidden link"
xmlns:xhtml="hidden link">
<url>
<loc>hidden link;
<xhtml:link
rel="alternate"
hreflang="de"
href="hidden link"/>
<xhtml:link
rel="alternate"
hreflang="de-ch"
href="hidden link"/>
<xhtml:link
rel="alternate"
hreflang="en"
href="hidden link"/>
</url>
</urlset>
Will Yoast SEo multilingual help?
Best,
Anna

July 9, 2019 at 11:31 am #4170239

Riffaz
Supporter

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Colombo (GMT+05:30)

Hi,

I escalated this to our second tier support.
Please be patient till we get back to you.

Regards,

July 22, 2019 at 12:15 pm #4257029

Riffaz
Supporter

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Colombo (GMT+05:30)

Hi,

Second tier replied:

WPML already adds 'hreflang' to the page as HTML tags.
So there is no need to add this in sitemaps.

So you can just ignore this.
This will not affect your SEO.

Regards,