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Adding a Translation Widget

  1. libra profile image55
    libraposted 10 years ago

    What about the idea of adding a translation widget?

    Although hugpages is only English language, I see there is some traffic from non-English speaking countries. A translation widget would help to attract more international traffic, despite the fact, as the saying goes, that much may get lost in the translation.

    Do you think this is a viable option?

  2. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Which country are you getting the traffic from?

  3. Lissie profile image79
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    Yeah Im curious too - Ive never seen significant traffic from non-English speaking countries.  There are heaps of translation engines on the internet -you just cut and paste in the results are generally dreadful

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    That is why I asked. I get a little traffic from France when I have written about a restaurant in France that no one else has done - I just added a French translation to the page.

    And dribs and drabs from other places so I wondered where this foreign traffic was from.

  5. libra profile image55
    libraposted 10 years ago

    You are right, it is just dribs and drabs. I think a got a few visitors from Brazil and Italy.

    But I was just thinking whether it would be useful as a way to generate more interest.

    The translation engines' output is not  satisfactory - or at least I haven't seen one that does a decent job. But the reader using it will expect that.

 
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