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How should I add properties to Google Search Console if I use subdirectories for multiple languages?
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I’m setting up Google Search Console on my website. It turns out that I only use Subdirectories on my website:
- Mydomain.com automatically redirects to: Mydomain.com/en (say main version)

And the other two versions of my Web (Subdirectories) in Spanish and Polish would be:
- Mydomain.com/en
- Mydomain.com/pl

How should I configure Google Search Console?

Should I add the three Subdirectories as separate properties on the Google Search console?

Should sitemaps be specific for each of the subdirectories or a general one?
 
Thanks in advance.
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Should I add the three Subdirectories as separate properties on the Google Search console?
 
You can if you want to. Google does not prescribe a particular set up really, it up to you. 
 
Can probably create a root property too. 
 
Both types of property could be useful in different circumstances. 
 
 
Should sitemaps be specific for each of the subdirectories or a general one?
 
You choose. Either or really. Both should work. 
 
Whichever easier for you. 
 
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Thanks for the reply.
So if a Create a 4 properties:
Mydomain.com with General sitemap
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Mydomain.com/en with Specific sitemap /en
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Mydomain.com/es with Specific sitemap /es
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Mydomain.com/pl with Specific sitemap /pl

is it a good set up? (I wont have negative impact on SEO)

if so, should I do the same in Analytics and link each of the Google Search Console properties to each of the properties on Analytics?
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Hello and greetings from Poland :)
I add the version of / pl / / es / w search console separately. Then I can analyze queries for the catalog and its subpages.
It's comfortable for me. It doesn't matter for Google
It is important for this domain to correctly specify the href-lang parameters
Read it https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en
And see how they got it done
https://pl.omio.com/
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Well from what you said there is no 'general' website, ouside the language folder, so dont see what the 'general' sitemap would contain.
 
But otherwise seems fine if want to do it that way. 
 
As for Analytics again its up to you. Depends on how you want to set it up. 
 
 
Personally would think one Analytics property would be best (containing all languages) then it would be possible to get a report combinging all (eg could compare relative performance) - but can use filtering to then get report for one folder. 
 
Seems would be harder to get combined, if used combined. 
 
 
Having 'overlapping' properties is not a problem in Search Console, but is more messy in Analytics. 
 
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