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Adding a Translation Widget

  1. libra profile image57
    libraposted 9 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 image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Which country are you getting the traffic from?

  3. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 9 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 image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 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 image57
    libraposted 9 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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