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    Can the use of lang=“en-US” on a WordPress blog affect international traffic?

    We have our main domain ranking in Google for 100+ countries. We have blog setup for this domain which is at: example.com/Blog

    For this blog, we had many keyword rankings in various countries in Google. As you can see in the screen capture, we have started loosing ranking for few countries:
    https://prnt.sc/j4mrbl

    Also, we are not getting ranked (in Google Search) for countries (except USA).

    I just noticed that for this blog, we have "lang="en-US">", could this be the cause of this issue? Does this mean we are targeting people in the U.S. only by using this tag?

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    Have you tested the rankings of other (inner) pages of the blog?

    If so, then maybe you could test if removing this tag from some of your other pages has an effect.

    Theoretically, the "lang" attribute has nothing to do with countries, only with the actual language of your blog.
    But: who knows...?

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