Hi! We have a website ( We're starting to target the Chinese market and therefore decided to do a localized website ( - not live yet) in Chinese. It will be localized in terms of content, but also optimized for Baidu SEO. We are using WPEngine, and I created a new install there with the same content that we plan to put on their Linode servers in Japan (what seems to be recommended). I'm just a bit worried that this new install with basically the same content (although it's in Chinese) could harm our existing website and its rankings? Can anyone confirm (or not) that using rel="alternate" hreflang="x" the should be enough ( No need to use canonical?

Yeah, you have got this right.

One important thing to note is that you will need to add href lang tags on the pages for both and

Certainly no need to use canonicals based on what you have explained.

Answered 5 years ago

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