ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Choose an English-Chinese Website Translation Service

Updated on February 18, 2010

If business is booming on your English website, consider this – there are now almost as many Chinese-language pages on the Internet as there are English pages. Plus, as of 2010 there are almost 400 million Chinese Internet users and that number is expected to rise by 80 million this year. Would it be worth the investment to you if you could sell to 0.1% of Chinese Internet users? If so, it’s time for you to take a look at some of the English-Chinese website translation services out there.

The key in selecting a service is to choose one that can provide an accurate translation and write persuasive copy for your website. Optionally, it is beneficial if your translation partner is also able to deal with the technical requirements of website translation and run your ongoing Chinese-language Internet marketing campaign. Let’s go over these points in a bit more detail.

Accurate English-Chinese Translation

This is the absolute minimal requirement for any website translation. Are their translators experienced? Are they able to research whatever new terminology your website may contain be it widgets or wagoos? Are they able to show any past examples of accurate translations? Is their own website error-free or written in poor English? Your English-Chinese website translation needs to be accurate in order for you to be sure that your potential Chinese customers are getting the right information.

Persuasive Chinese Website Copy

Beyond just being accurate, it is your ultimate goal to sell, right? It is best to choose a translation company that is able to write copy that will ‘connect’ with the hearts and minds of your future Chinese customers. Many translators consider it enough to just make the translation accurate, but that’s academia, not business! Is your future English-Chinese website translation partner able to provide you with evidence of websites they have translated that really sell to Chinese readers?

Technical Know-How

If you don’t have somebody that can add the Chinese text to your website as well as edit your webpages as needed, then you had better make sure that they do. At the very simplest, fonts and text sizes will need to be changed to accommodate the differently-shaped Chinese characters.

Chinese-Language Internet Marketing Ability

Having a website is great, but only if you can actually get it before the eyes of your potential customers. Perhaps you already have enough Chinese traffic to your website, but that isn’t usually the case. It is great if the English-Chinese website translation company you choose is also able to run your Internet marketing campaign or at least refer you to a trusted partner of theirs that can.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)