Redirecting to default language needs to be disabled.

jeroendesloovere's Avatar


23 Nov, 2011 01:22 PM

When a website has multiple languages, without a "language choose page",
and visiting it with the default language,
it is better for SEO that the domain is the root url.


Languages possible:
nl, fr, en, de, ru, ch, ...

Default language:

When visiting (and detecting no other browser language than "nl", when enabled in Fork),
don't do the redirect to, but keep the root url


  • This is better for SEO (root url will rank better).

  • No redirect to default language required.

Need a real life example: visit

Or Twitter status:!/seoptimise/status/91148644295782403

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by tijs on 09 Dec, 2011 04:32 PM

    tijs's Avatar

    This would be somewhat like a major rewrite of the code. And is this based on hard facts?
    Because the language is detected and a 301-redirect is used, I can't see any reasons why it wouldn't rank just as good, but I'm not an SEO-export.
    But BSeen, a SEO-company reviewed Fork (before and after the merge with Netlash) so I think they would have mentioned this already.

  2. tijs closed this discussion on 23 Dec, 2011 08:46 PM.

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