In light of SEO tactics, we needed to scrap an automatic redirection feature. Specifically for this use case:
A learner lands on edx.org. Their browser language preferences are set to Spanish.
Currently, we redirect these learners to edx.org/es. However, this is not in line with SEO best practices, and as such, it has been heavily recommended that we do not automatically redirect a learner to a page.
For learners landing on edx.org with no language preferences, does leaving the language selector in the footer create a significant barrier to learners interacting with the page?
Show uxtesting.com users three different options and ask them to change the language to english?
Option #1: put the language selector into the header, so that the learner can see the language selector immediately.
Option #2: show the learner a message, e.g. "It looks like your browser preferences are set to Spanish, would you like to see our pages in Spanish?" and prompt them to choose a language.
Option #3: do nothing and assume that the learner will find the language selector in the footer.