Automatic Blog Translation

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I have seen a plugin that will translate your blog into 41 languages.

Now on the face of it this seems a way to seriously boost your traffic. Has anyone tried it already?
#automatic #blog #translation
  • Profile picture of the author Glenn72
    Is that Global Translator? I have it installed, but haven't had a chance to check my stats yet. Apparently on sites in other languages a bunch of flag icons will appear so people can select their language. It obviously isn't visible on English sites because I'm yet to see it.
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    • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
      Originally Posted by Glenn72 View Post

      Is that Global Translator? I have it installed, but haven't had a chance to check my stats yet. Apparently on sites in other languages a bunch of flag icons will appear so people can select their language. It obviously isn't visible on English sites because I'm yet to see it.
      you have to add it to sidebar in widget menu or it wont work.
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  • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
    If you're refering to Global Translator (Wordpress plugin), yep I use it and it does seem to bring me more traffic.

    I tend to get quite a few visitors from organic searches on keyword phrases in other languages, so it does increase my traffic to my various blogs.

    @Glenn72 - You're not seeing the flags on your blog(s) after installing, activating and setting up the plugin? You should be. Depending on where you want the flags to show up in your theme, you may have to put a little chunk of code into the theme file (ie in the footer, etc.). Did you do that?

    It's been awhile since I've set up that plugin, so things may have changed, but go read through the readme.txt file that came with the plugin. That should get you straightened out.

    Cindy
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    • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
      Originally Posted by MizzCindy View Post

      If you're refering to Global Translator (Wordpress plugin), yep I use it and it does seem to bring me more traffic.

      I tend to get quite a few visitors from organic searches on keyword phrases in other languages, so it does increase my traffic to my various blogs.

      @Glenn72 - You're not seeing the flags on your blog(s) after installing, activating and setting up the plugin? You should be. Depending on where you want the flags to show up in your theme, you may have to put a little chunk of code into the theme file (ie in the footer, etc.). Did you do that?

      It's been awhile since I've set up that plugin, so things may have changed, but go read through the readme.txt file that came with the plugin. That should get you straightened out.

      Cindy
      how do you monetize the overseas traffic? Is there an international cpa network somewhere?
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Think that was the one. It said it comes with built in seo perma links so it gets spidered
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Keith
    Global Translator works wonders... a great plugin.

    Depending on the niche youre in, you may be absolutely shocked by how much extra traffic it brings in...
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Log into your Google Account and you will discover that Global Translator has created hundreds of 404 error pages that can only be deleted one page at a time. I'm looking for a good translator that won't do this. Anyone know of one?

      Thanks
      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

        Log into your Google Account and you will discover that Global Translator has created hundreds of 404 error pages that can only be deleted one page at a time. I'm looking for a good translator that won't do this. Anyone know of one?

        Thanks
        Steve
        I don't understand what you are saying here. I am using global translator fine, no errors for me. Do you mean google analytics account? Where are the 404 pages located?
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        • Profile picture of the author magentawave
          Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

          I don't understand what you are saying here. I am using global translator fine, no errors for me. Do you mean google analytics account? Where are the 404 pages located?
          I mean you need to log into your Google Account > Webmaster Tools to see if the free translator created millions of 404 error pages. Do you have a Google Account?

          The problem wasn't that the free translator did not work for my sites because it did translate the pages. The problem was what it did in the background by creating several thousand 404 error pages for each site.

          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    It's probably due to the delay between translations. I still don't understand what you mean by you had to delete them one by one.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      It's probably due to the delay between translations. I still don't understand what you mean by you had to delete them one by one.
      You can delete urls from within your Google Account. Maybe I'm wrong but I assumed that having about 3000 404 error pages per site wasn't good for seo so I deleted them from within my Google Account. I recall that there was no way to bulk delete them so they had to be deleted one by one. Have you checked your Google Account yet to see if this is happening to you?

      Taragana claims to have a translator that does not do this but the unlimited use license costs $400 and I'm hoping to not have to spend that. I'm also waiting for feedback on Incansofts Translator to see if it does or does not do this.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

        You can delete urls from within your Google Account. Maybe I'm wrong but I assumed that having about 3000 404 error pages per site wasn't good for seo so I deleted them from within my Google Account. I recall that there was no way to bulk delete them so they had to be deleted one by one. Have you checked your Google Account yet to see if this is happening to you?

        Taragana claims to have a translator that does not do this but the unlimited use license costs $400 and I'm hoping to not have to spend that. I'm also waiting for feedback on Incansofts Translator to see if it does or does not do this.

        Steve
        I checked in webmaster tools and I don't have any 404 errors.
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        • Profile picture of the author magentawave
          Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

          I checked in webmaster tools and I don't have any 404 errors.
          Good for you. I'm glad it didn't mess up your sites. Hmmm, maybe its cuz you used a later version than the one I used? All I know is that it made a mess of about 6 or 7 of my sites. I checked with Big Mike and he said that his Incansoft Translator doesn't do that stuff so I think that is the one I'll try next.

          Thanks for letting me know about that.

          Steve
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          • Profile picture of the author GILSAN
            Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

            Good for you. I'm glad it didn't mess up your sites. Hmmm, maybe its cuz you used a later version than the one I used? All I know is that it made a mess of about 6 or 7 of my sites. I checked with Big Mike and he said that his Incansoft Translator doesn't do that stuff so I think that is the one I'll try next.

            Thanks for letting me know about that.

            Steve
            Steve, Have you tested Incansoft Translator? I also have several sites that I'd like to use a Translator but have been delaying it because of these issues mentioned in this and other threads I've read. Would be nice if you had some feedback.

            How about Global Translator Pro or Taragana Translator Plugin Pro. Has anyone tried these paid versions?

            Gil
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            • Profile picture of the author magentawave
              Gil,

              I bought Incansoft Translator but I think its only good for html sites and doesn't work on self-hosting Wordpress sites so I haven't gotten around to trying it out yet on my html sites. Big Mike says that the Incansoft Translator won't create the error pages like the Global Translator plugin did to my WP sites though.

              I didn't feel like spending $400 or whatever it was for the Taragana Translator and I don't know what the difference is between Global Translator Pro and the regular free Global Translator plugin that I did use.

              If you find something that does NOT create thousands of error pages like I described previously then it would be great if you could report back here as to what you used.

              Thanks
              Steve

              Originally Posted by GILSAN View Post

              Steve, Have you tested Incansoft Translator? I also have several sites that I'd like to use a Translator but have been delaying it because of these issues mentioned in this and other threads I've read. Would be nice if you had some feedback.

              How about Global Translator Pro or Taragana Translator Plugin Pro. Has anyone tried these paid versions?

              Gil
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    I haven't set up analytics on this one yet. I'll set it up and see what it says although I am unsure how it will show 404 as its JS based.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      I haven't set up analytics on this one yet. I'll set it up and see what it says although I am unsure how it will show 404 as its JS based.
      You can do that although I'm not sure it will show those pages in Analyticss, but you can see everything if you log into your Google Account and then go to Webmaster Tools.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Agent007
    Thanks guys for the plug-in tip. How arrogant of me to consider that all of my websites visitors only speak English. I better get this installed right away.
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    • Profile picture of the author Convergence
      I'm using Global Translator and yes, it has increased my traffic alot. The problem is, I am getting all of these foreign searches on my sites, but my product only comes in English.

      Does anybody have any good ideas on how to monetize this foreign non-english speaking traffic?

      Thanks,
      Convergence
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