We’ve built a tool that generates hreflang XML sitemap files based on a data table of URLs.
The data table is stored within Google Sheets to allow controlled multiple user access for the international marketing teams to populate.
The tool crawls each hreflang URL to validate it.
It also checks the value of the canonical tag on the page. If the canonical tag does not match the hreflang tag from the list, the URL is not included.
The output contains validated XML files.
Only URLs where the hreflang and the canonical tag values match are included. The stats are presented in accessible way.
Submit the XML files through the Google Search Console / Index / Sitemaps for each domain:
“Submit the XML file to Google Search Console / Sitemaps, but also use the URL Inspection tool to request indexation.”Piotr
Using the “International Targeting” report in the “Legacy Tools and Reports” section of Google Search Console to monitor progress:
It’s possible to use the tool in any cloud solution (dockerized).