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Top 10 Question - International SEO

1. Is translated content treated as duplicate content? 

No, unless you just translated it using Google Translate.  Auto-generated translations might be considered as spam.

2.  Is the same content posted on different TLDs treated as duplicate content?
If you use different ccTLDs and have hreflang tag in place then you do not have duplicate content issues.

3. Can I use the same metadata on two or three pages in the same language but targeting different countries?
Yes, you can, but before you do so make sure you implement hreflang tag first. 

4. What is hreflang rel='alternate'?

hreflang tag is a useful tag which allows Google to understand which country you are targeting, you may have for example 3 pages in German: one for Germany, the second for Austria and the third one for Switzerland if all have the same content in German you do have duplicated content issues unless you place the hreflang tag which specifies geo and language location for each of them.

5. Where do we have to place hr…