Should I use the lang attribute when writing words in French?

by user84296   Last Updated January 09, 2018 17:04 PM

My website is mostly in English but my articles regularly contain words and phrases in French.

Here is an example:

https://frenchtogether.com/quand-meme/

Should I use the lang attribute for each of these words and phrases? I have never done so and I wonder if it could be hurting me in term of SEO.

Thanks

Tags : seo multilingual


Answers 1


It won't make a difference - Google doesn't take note of it within HTML at all:

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-ignores-the-html-lang-attribute-22974.html

That said, I'd keep it as a tag in the head of the page. (In your case, it'd be English.) Yes, it's been deprecated by Google, but can help with web standards, particularly for certain other search engines and screen readers.

Henry Visotski
Henry Visotski
January 09, 2018 16:24 PM

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