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An Awesome Idea To Get More Traffic to Your Sites and Blogs

Updated on November 14, 2012

Some of you may have read my How To Increase Traffic To Your Site Or Blog written earlier. This article may be considered as an addendum to that.

I have been getting considerable traffic from non-English domains and sites, mainly from non-English Google searches from all over the world and foreign language bookmarking sites. I have successfully generated traffic from Italian, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, and many other foreign language domains. This is what prompted me to suggest the installation of a 'Translate This Page' button or widget here at HubPages.

Earlier last month Google indexed one of my hubs and then later decided to de-index it. For more than two weeks there was no traffic from Google for this page after getting solid hits from the search engine soon after publishing it. Since then they have re-indexed that hub and traffic from Google has picked up again. I believe one of the reasons that may have acted in my favor is the traffic and back links I got from non-English sites during that lull period.

According to the World Internet Statistics, only around 30% internet users are English. So, there are nearly 70% of the traffic to aim for!. Please refer to the screenshot below.

World Internet Language Statistics

Top 10 Languages Used on the Internet, updated on May 31, 2011
Top 10 Languages Used on the Internet, updated on May 31, 2011 | Source

How To Get Traffic From Non-English Sites

One of the reason I wanted the 'translate this page' button is that, not all foreign language visitors will be able to comprehend what is on a strictly English site and they may never return again. Or they will have to use their own tool to translate the pages. Although there are a lot of free online translation tools available I rely on Google Translate.

As Mark Indicated, there is also a lighter side of online automatic translations with which you can entertain yourself at Lost In Translation.

Ok. Here is how I do it.

With Google Translate you can translate most major languages somewhat effectively. Using this tool I translate the title and text for the article into the language I want. I copy these and head over to the foreign language bookmarking sites of my choice. Once again I use the Google Translate tool to convert their pages to English. Now you can easily use that site just like any other English bookmarking sites and hope to get some traffic from them. Anyway you are getting a free backlink from a foreign language site! Don't forget that most of these foreign language sites have high PR as well.

For your reference below is the biggest list of working non-English bookmarking sites that you can use to get some high traffic. I am sure in the coming years there will be more and more language specific services on the net, and I will have keep on updating this list. But always remember not to break the golden rule of social bookmarking sites. DON'T SPAM!

All The Best

The Biggest List Of Non-English Bookmarking Sites

  1. Batumark - Japanese

  2. BobrDobr - Russian

  3. bokee - Chinese

  4. Bookmarks - French

  5. Choix - Japanese

  6. Colivia - German

  7. Chuza - Spanish

  8. DigBuzz - Chinese

  9. DoMelhor - Portugese

  10. Eezyy News - Chinese

  11. eKudos - Dutch

  12. Fique Rico Online - Portugese

  13. Flash-Clip - Japanese

  14. Flog - Japanese

  15. Fuzz - French

  16. Gwar - Polish

  17. icio de - German

  18. INEFFABILE - Italian

  19. InterNetMedia - Hungarian

  20. Karigane - Japanese

  21. Kilasan - Indonesian

  22. Linkk - Portugese

  23. Linkologia - Polish

  24. ListFreak - Japanese

  25. livedoor LISLOG - Japanese

  26. mar.gar - Korean

  27. mark.hu - Hungarian

  28. meneame - Spanish

  29. Mister Wong - Spanish

  30. Mister Wong - Russian

  31. Mister Wong - French

  32. Mister Wong - German

  33. Mister Wong - Chinese

  34. News 2.0 - Korean

  35. NTPY - Turkish

  36. OKNOtizie - Italian

  37. oneview - German

  38. Onzig - Romanian

  39. Ouvi dizer - Portugese

  40. phigita - Greek

  41. Pingking - Japanese

  42. POOKMARK Airlines - Japanese

  43. Pusha - Swedish

  44. ROOTACE - Japanese

  45. saites - Latvian

  46. Scoopeo - French

  47. Segnalo - Italian

  48. SEOigg - German

  49. Shaveh - Hebrew

  50. SocialDust - Italian

  51. tag.schaufler - German

  52. TagMos - Dutch

  53. TapeMoi - French

  54. TechNotizie - Italian

  55. Tipt - Dutch

  56. toodoo - Russian

  57. Wapher - Arabic

  58. Wikio - German

  59. Wikio - French

  60. WyKop - Polish

  61. Yigg - German

  62. Zabaldu - Basque

NOTE: Many of my articles have been copied in its entirety by bloggers and others, This is to let you know that what you are doing is plagiarism. You are most welcome to post excerpts from this article on your blogs or sites with proper link backs and never ever copy this content in its entirety. ©SunSeven

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    • DrMark1961 profile image

      Dr Mark 

      6 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      I can deal with the Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian sites but cannot figure out how to bookmark in Japanese, Chinese, or Russian. Do you have any clues? Do you bookmark on any pages in those languages that are easy to use? Thank you for any help you can give me!

    • DrMark1961 profile image

      Dr Mark 

      6 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      I really appreciate this idea. Hubpages has never included a widget to translate our pages? I asked this on the forum last week but received no reply.

    • Tams R profile image

      Tams R 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      So many ideas. I think I may get information overload before I finish reading your hubs. Thank you! I'll just keep coming back lol.

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      Jonathan Grimes 

      6 years ago from Devon

      Interesting concept and one that I will certainly try.

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      dotty1 

      6 years ago from In my world

      Just wanted to thank you for sharing again as after reading earlier today as mentioned, I proceeded to register with some of the sites. It has been a few hours and I have had small success with the site you mentioned 'HEMiDEMi' so again thank you :)) it was also very interesting

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      dotty1 

      6 years ago from In my world

      Fantastic !!!!! I am going to attempt this....thank you so much

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      frescoposts 

      6 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      You are a genius!!!!! this is so so so clever!

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      arunii 

      7 years ago from Delhi

      Excellent list i came across first time. But i want to ask how to use these websites because language is a major concern when we go for sign up at these websites ?

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      Jennifer McLeod 

      7 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      This sight was informative. I am new to this information and have spent hours reading hubs, and looking for new social networking sites, trying to learn. I wondered how you could reach a foreign market, and this hub was helpful. You have given me hours of work to do now.

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      Ania L 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      It's an interesting idea but have you ever checked how those translations look like in this foreign language? I guess it may work from backlinking perspective but the quality of those translations is hillarious sometimes.

      I can tell immediately when the article was automatically translated into polish instead of being written in polish for example, as it makes no sense and have no grammar structure. It definitelly creates a bad impression in my opinion but still, there might be people who don't mind bad grammar or languages that translate better, who knows...

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is amazing.Never thought about getting traffic from non english sites,in fact such a thought never occured and to say 70 % of users are non english.

      Great info,bookmarked and voted up.

      Awesome, thanks a lottt!!!

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      GENIUS!

    • GoingOnline profile image

      GoingOnline 

      7 years ago

      Do people actually stay on your pages after they see they are in english, or do they bounce back? I'm a bit worried about bounce rates myself, though the idea on itself is really good :)

    • laral profile image

      laral 

      7 years ago from England

      Bloody hell!! I never though about that!! This is a great post! Thank you so much for having posted it!!!

    • kbharath1437 profile image

      kbharath1437 

      7 years ago from Bangalore

      thanks for sharing this awesome hub SunSeven

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      EmpressFelicity 

      7 years ago from Kent, England, UK

      I would never have thought of doing this - great idea.

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      Mário Sergio 

      7 years ago

      Very useful tips and information - thanks.!!!!

      this is great list of bookmark site , thanks you very much

    • Sembj profile image

      Sembj 

      7 years ago

      Very useful tips and information - thanks.

    • viveresperando profile image

      viveresperando 

      7 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Interesting idea! Thanks for the share. Will bookmark it.

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      Sinea Pies 

      7 years ago from Northeastern United States

      OK...this is getting bookmarked for a time when I feel a little more comfortable that I have the English side down. LOL! I know I want to learn this but I'm a little too much of a newbie for it today. Thanks for the advice, though. Now I am going to search for the FIRST article you wrote...:)

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      Jason Alexa 

      7 years ago

      I find that increasing your website traffic is easiest with viral marketing. I've gotten great success with the one below, and it has also increased my link popularity for SEO purposes. It's free too...

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      Rose 

      7 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Great idea the foreign language bookmarking, great way to get extra traffic.

    • Singular Investor profile image

      Singular Investor 

      7 years ago from Oxford

      A really useful hub ! Thanks for the list - thumbs up etc...

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      KLeichester 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for posting this, you got really helpful advice and information here.

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      Lydia McCarter 

      7 years ago from The Murder Mitten

      Great idea, and wonderful artcle!

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      Autumn Lynn 

      7 years ago from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

      This is wonderful information. As others have said, it will take me a few more reads to figure out how to actually start this myslef but I am in love with the concept. Thank you for sharing these great ideas.

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      Valeed 

      7 years ago from Pakistan

      Wow its an interesting post,will be reading it again and I hope it works out for me :) Thank you!

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      hattersmen 

      7 years ago

      fantastic advice!

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      MoneyCreator24 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful hub. Nevertheless, I have not quite understood what exactly you are doing. And how.

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      JP993 

      7 years ago from England

      Outside of the box thinking, love it!

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      edwin 

      7 years ago

      Thank you sir. It will help me a lot

    • goprisca profile image

      goprisca 

      7 years ago from Bangalore

      Excellent job my dear sun seven. see my first hub and give your suggestion.

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      RJS7 

      8 years ago

      I never heard of this awesome!

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      wstan 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the quality information. I hope one day I will at least accomplish half your traffic milestone.

    • elqalatawy profile image

      elqalatawy 

      8 years ago from Egypt

      Hi Sun,

      This is beautiful! but you did not tell us how can we sign up for these sites?

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      gamezat 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the great advice!!

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      masaa 

      8 years ago from Kenya

      what about swahili

    • rcgal profile image

      rcgal 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for providing this unique hub. I haven't seen these resources listed elsewhere. I primarily want to target US visitors for my radio control business since I don't ship overseas, but these foreign bookmark sites could be useful for another project of mine!

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      Aminur rahman 

      8 years ago

      This is amazing hub. very useful information. Your hubs are great. keep up the good work.

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      Shrikrishna meena 

      8 years ago

      excellent advice, will definitly digg this article....

      I've also seen such queries in other languages where pages of my website are in #1 positions.... But never given importance to them...

      Thanks for writing this article.

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      Jakk171 

      8 years ago

      Cool Thanks!

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      scheng1 

      8 years ago

      Even without using Google Translate, both my blogs attract spams from Chinese webmasters. They are simply too good at finding dofollow blogs and leaving spams.

      I certainly do not want to make matter worse by opening my blogs to Baidu, the Chinese search engine.

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      Kmadhav 

      9 years ago from New delhi

      This is one of the big secrets to becoming more and more quality traffic on your site because I did this tactics in in past for my sites and well succeed. I appreciate your effort and Bookmarked this hub.

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      Express 

      9 years ago from India

      great idea...thanks

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      TerryHunter 

      9 years ago

      Is it spam if I ask you if you are interested in using your knowledge of foreign language bookmarking site use to help set up a non-English affiliate program where I am the "merchant"?If even asking you about using your speciality for business purposes is spam, then please ignore this post.If it is not, and you give me permission, I will give you an outline by email, or whatever... I just joined and really don't know what is included in the prohibition against "... promoting your hubs or other sites...", either.

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      ilovehubbing 

      9 years ago

      Well done

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      Anti-Valentine 

      10 years ago from My lair

      You have written some great hubs. I also like the 101 things to do for hubbers and bloggers.

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      Julie-Ann Amos 

      10 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Nice hub - I have one on a relevant topic so I have linked yours from mine for you

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      reagu 

      10 years ago from Los Angeles

      That's a great list. Thanks for sharing.

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      kiwi91 

      10 years ago from USA

      Great work, this is definitely something worth looking into. I've used babblefish before for translations on ebay messages to potential buyers, with mixed results. It obviously doesn't get everything, and the context might be a little wacky, but it gets the general point across.

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      Grog 

      10 years ago from OHio

      Good stuff, Thanks for shining a new light for me here.

      Grog

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      Stupid Blogger 

      10 years ago

      There is a method to create translated pages directly on the server without the use of Goolge Translate?

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 

      10 years ago from Sydney

      As Patti said, have bookmarked and will read many many times

      Thank you for your great effort

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      karhubpages 

      10 years ago from India

      You always rock. That's why I am a fan of you.

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      Write On! 

      10 years ago from United States

      This is an excellent Hub. Thank you for sharing what you have learned about the www... In reference to your being plagiarized - Have you checked out the website:

      http://copyscape.com

      An excellent online tool to check for plagiarism... and it is free.

      Write On!

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      Rookie Expert 

      10 years ago from US

      Mind blowing! Wish i could be as hardworking as you Seven. I have been busy with some home shifting and all, but the day i get serious about about my hubs, im surely going to come back to read this and try it out.

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      Brad Blogging.com - Personal Blog Tips And Blog Help 

      10 years ago

      I'm actually quite amazed to find out that chinese account for 20% of the internet users. I thought of adding a translation widget to my blog, but was caught up in writing a post or modifying something and never really got around to it.

      However, with this new information that I've learned off of your article, it sort of seems wasteful to traffic, and visitors not to.

      Great job SunSeven. I really appriciate you taking the time to send me this information.

      Have a great day.

      Brad @ Bradblogging.com

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      Linc2010 

      10 years ago from Whiting, IN USA

      Thanks SunSeven!  Absolutely wondeful Hub!

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      Roberta Kyle 

      10 years ago from Central New Jersey

      very interesting, Sunseven--thanks for sharing this. I'mm off to digg and stunble you to spread the word.

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      JohnKhoo 

      10 years ago

      A very good post, Sun. But, majority of the translation results using widgets doesn't give 100% correct translation unless the article is manually translated by human who know the language. I know how to read chinese and i did try to translate some english articles into chinese using widget. The tranlation results was very poor.

      Sometimes, it is much better to ask other hubbers or friends who know the second lauguage to do the translation for you. I think it is much better.

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      Subbalakshmi Kumar 

      10 years ago from Pune, India

      WOW - It will take me sometime to get what you are saying but it is totally awesome. You are fantastic. I have added this hub to my favourites... ;)

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      Karen N 

      10 years ago from United States

      Very interesting, I'm going to add this one to my favorites.

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      Raj 

      10 years ago

      The url for How To Increase Traffic To Your Site Or Blog is not working

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      Diana Harvey 

      10 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Sun,

      What an ingeneous idea.

      It will take me a while to figure it out but well worth the effort.

      This article is especially interesting to me as I am about to start teaching English to foreigners on line.

      All your articles are really well thought out and researched.

      Well done and keep up the good work.

      Thank you for sharing and take care of yourself Diana.

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      gigyboy 

      10 years ago from FORT COCHIN

      dear sunseven,

      thanks for your genuine work and keeping the readers updated

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      tulwave 

      10 years ago from Orlando,Fl

      Very Informative stuff. I will definitly use this trick to translate some relevant articles. You did a great job.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Now THIS is an interesting and informative Hub that I am going to read several times. Thanks!!

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      topstuff 

      10 years ago

      Awesome information.Thanks

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      Ms Sooz 

      10 years ago from Northern California

      Really good post! I am never disappointed when I read your hubs Sun! Thanks for another excellent article.

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      guidebaba 

      10 years ago from India

      Woo...This is Awsome. I am going to give it a try.

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      SunSeven 

      10 years ago from Singapore / India

      Not really. Using that redirect link may get you banned from those sites. It is always best to submit the actual url.

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      hot dorkage 

      10 years ago from Oregon, USA

      I don't understand quite what you do.  You translate the title and body and you copy it.  (presumably to a file in a local text editor or something.)   So far so good.  Then you go to these non english sites.  And you book mark your translation in these non english sites.   I assume they want you to bookmark the article in their language that is published somewhere on the web.  What you failed to tell us is where do you publish the translation or is it only the dynamic links to them that you copy? 

      As for how she got the link to stumble, privateeye2500  she probably just created /  copied the linkes from the expander and used the link tool to link them to those phrases.   You could substitute your own hub addresses and it would work just fine. 

      OK, now that i tried it I see what you do. You bookmark a URL such as

      http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F...

      Nice.

    • SunSeven profile imageAUTHOR

      SunSeven 

      10 years ago from Singapore / India

      Thank you being commenting, Melanie.

      The linking is quite easy to do. Just click on the green button, then right click on your favorite button and select the 'copy link location'. You are done!

      Best Regards

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      privateye2500 

      10 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      I must be having brain freeze - but how did you get this sentence to link to your hub?

      If you liked this post please digg it, Stumble it, Mixx it or bookmark it using your favorite services.

      Lol! - I cannot for the life of me think of it and I really want to know - Major brain freeze!

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      privateye2500 

      10 years ago from Canada, USA, London

      THIS -- IS -- totally Awesome!

      Thanks and kudos for a job well done! :}

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