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Title: href lang alternatives do not appear
Post by: ksolheim on November 20, 2017, 05:44:31 PM
We have localized sites that have a two letter code to indicate the country/language.   For example:   https//www.mcafee.com/us/
https//www.mcafee.com/fr/
https://www.mcafee.com/cn/

In some cases, alternative languages are specified at the end of a dynamic page. For example:
https://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/free-evaluations/survey.aspx?mktg=ESD1216&eval=275D37A2-E89B-4724-867A-5A313D54FF7F&region=mx

When I ran the newest version of sitemap generator, I selected the href lang option. However, none of the alternate URLs appear in the sitemap created by the program.

I'm trying to create a sitemap like this one:   https://www.mcafee.com/us/sitemap_us.xml   (view page source to see alternates.) 

I ran the sitemap using A1 Sitemap Generator 8.  I used https://www.mcafee.com as the path so the program would capture all of our localized sites. However, no alternate URLs appear in the sitemap.  Here is the sitemap created by the program: https://www.mcafee.com/whole-sitemap.xml

Is there something I can change in the settings to fix this?
Or could I make a change to the data after it is captured and before the sitemap is generated?

Karen






Title: Re: href lang alternatives do not appear
Post by: Webhelpforums on November 22, 2017, 04:56:44 PM
Even without any markup to help, A1 Sitemap Generator should often be able to figure it out. However, due to a bug, this does not seem to always work properly. A fix is expected very soon.