Hreflang attributes show search engines that a website has localized versions of pages. For example, you may have English and Ukrainian versions, or separate English language versions for the United Kingdom and the United States.
You can use the hreflang attributes in regular HTML, HTTP headers or sitemaps. Most hreflang problems are with the incorrect syntax of code. You need to fix the code according to the recommendations of search engines.
JetOctopus will help you check the realization of hreflangs on your website.
To audit hreflang attributes, start a new crawl or select the desired crawl from the list.
More information: How to configure a crawl of your website
Go to the “Crawler” menu – “Indexation” report. Here you can see a list of problems with hreflang found during the crawl. Clicking on the number next to a problem you will go to the data table with a complete list of all URLs where an error was detected.
Hreflang errors which you can find in the “Indexation problems list”:
There are other errors you should pay attention to when analyzing hreflangs. We will tell you about these errors below.
You can find more information about hreflang attributes in the “Indexation” – “Rel tags” report.
Here we show the total number of pages with rel = hreflang, and the chart “Rel hreflang by depth” is here.
You can audit hreflangs errors another way than in the “Indexation problems list”. To do this, go to the data table and set up the filters in the “Lang” block of filters.
Configure columns to display additional data. You can use the following columns to audit hreflangs:
You can export data to CSV, Excel, Google spreadsheets or Sitemaps.