Google: we don’t have exceptions for websites with broken headers that use hreflang

On Twitter, Google’s John Mueller said that Google does not have exceptions for websites with broken headers and hreflang attributes.

hreflang tag attribute

A webmaster reported problems with an Akamai iframe that broke the header of the website. With that iframe, Google could not process the hreflang attributes correctly.

What are hreflang attributes?

If you have multiple versions of a page for different languages or regions, the hreflang tag enables you to tell Google about these different variations. Google then can point users to the most appropriate version of your page by language or region.

How to check the hreflang attributes on your web pages

Among many other things, the website audit tool in SEOprofiler also checks your pages for hreflang attributes. Create your SEOprofiler account now to check your pages:

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Tom Cassy

Tom Cassy is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at “”.