qTranslate SEO with WordPress

I’ve been working on the SEO of a client’s WordPress website using the qTranslate plugin.

qTranslate is a very useful plugin that has an easy to use interface for managing a multilingual web site in the same control panel.

The only issue with this plugin is that it doesn’t allow you to do your onsite SEO. Many SEO plugins won’t work. I’ve tested SEO ultimate and SEO Yoast for WordPress with no luck. There are available some “homemade” patches that might work, but this is not the best solution.

I’ve solved my problems using the “All in One SEO Pack” plugin, which usually isn’t my first choice but in this case it’s the only one that does the trick!

With this plugin you are able to do SEO with qTranslate optimising Titles and Meta descriptions for each language version of your posts.

For the All in one SEO plugin, while using qTranslate, you can add different meta content like this:
[:en]English Title [:it]Italian Title

or

[:en]English Meta description [:it]Italian Meta description.

SEO with qTranslate using All in One SEO pack!

This will get parsed correctly when the page is shown.

I hope this can help!

7 thoughts on “qTranslate SEO with WordPress

  1. superjet

    I’ve faced the same issue, which end with writing 2 languages mixed in same area , do u use the latest versions with success?

  2. Stefano Pertrilli

    sorry for reopen this old issue. And what you think about the keywords in keywords field. I know these are not visible to the visitor but, for a better ranking in search engines, it should be better write them in the different languages i use in my site(actually 3) just coma separated (eg.: vacanze, vacaciones, holidays) or use the qtranslate short tags (eg.: [:it]vacanze[:es]vacaciones[:en]holidays)?
    What do you think about it??

    Thanks

  3. Jonathan

    Hi Simleon,

    Since we got qtranslate in our blog, search traffic has dropped by 70%.

    May be due duplicate content? we translate each post

  4. simon

    Hi, I have an issue with this plugin and qTranslate: Every time I update the sitemap the plugin automatically erases the other languages and leaves only the default language.

    This only happens in the general settings (title, description and keywords). For each post it works fine.

    any idea how I can fix this? thank you!

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