John from Switzerland asks “Can my URLs use local, non-English words?”

If your website targets users outside of English-speaking regions, and especially if those regions use non-latin characters, you might wonder if there are any implications regarding what can or cannot be used in URLs. We’ll answer that question and give some general tips in this episode of SEO Snippets.

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  1. hi John, I am working on a online education firm. Many people are stealing our content(Question and answers) and hosting in their website without our permission, we identified around 200-250 instances. does google have any tool to identify plagiarism, we tried google alert for all our copyright questions but it's not effective. Suggest us some methodology or tool to protect our content from piracy.thanks