Making Websites Multilingual

by ragstworiches 15 replies
Hi Warriors,

I am planning on making all my sites multi-lingual. I am interested in hearing from warriors who have done this. Please advise on the following,

Which site you used.
Approx Cost.
Amount of languages you converted to.
Impact this had on your profit.
Ease of updating site.

Your help is appreciated and favours will be returned

Regards, Phil
#main internet marketing discussion forum #making #multilingual #websites
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  • Profile picture of the author edynas
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    Originally Posted by ragstworiches View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I am planning on making all my sites multi-lingual. I am interested in hearing from warriors who have done this. Please advise on the following,

    Which site you used.
    Approx Cost.
    Amount of languages you converted to.
    Impact this had on your profit.
    Ease of updating site.

    Your help is appreciated and favours will be returned

    Regards, Phil

    There was a product called Translation Gold from Johnathan Leger but he pulled it of the market. I do not remember why

    If you are building a wordpress site there is a free plugin called Wordpress Global Translate Plugin. it's at Wordpress Global Translator Plugin | Nothing2Hide

    This plugin will translate your wordpress site into English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Greek, Dutch, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Czech, Croat, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Polish, Rumanian and Swedish automaticly

    There is an other wordpress plugin which costs about $30 from Taragana | Translator Plugin Pro

    If you are able to read/write php....
    Basicly these scripts take your contents and post it at free translating services like google, bablefish, FreeTranslations.com and Promt. Using some cURL will do the trick for you.

    Edwin
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by ragstworiches View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I am planning on making all my sites multi-lingual. I am interested in hearing from warriors who have done this. Please advise on the following,

    Which site you used.
    Approx Cost.
    Amount of languages you converted to.
    Impact this had on your profit.
    Ease of updating site.

    Your help is appreciated and favours will be returned

    Regards, Phil
    I am gliding in the manufacture of all multilingual sites. I am interested in hearing of the soldiers who have done this. It advises please on the following one,

    What site you used.
    Approximate cost.
    Amount of languages you turned a.
    It affects this had in his benefit.
    Facility to bring up to date the site.

    Its aid is thanked for and the favors will be returned


    That's the kind of translation you can expect your readers to find when you use software translation tools to "translate" your website into other languages.

    The best choice is to use a human translator. Rates can run 10 cents per word and up. I just have my site translated into one language. I coded the website myself so that users can easily click from one language to the other.
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  • Profile picture of the author canadian52
    Hey,
    I'd like to suggest a solution for you to build you multilingual websites in a more cost-effective manner. Have you looked into CMS (Content Management Systems) with UTF-8 coding? We use Bitrix Site Manager 7.0 that provides a WYSIWYG format making it simpler to create and manage content. Hope this helps.
    http://www.bitrixsoft.com
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    • Profile picture of the author MoaddinFM
      As native German and Spanish speaker and having translated more than 750,000 words I would recommend ... me

      I would never recommend any software for translations because native speaker always will catch you and won´t even read your page and you lose double: You burned money with the software and worse you LOSE Sales.

      My rates are at 0,05$ per word and I have a turn-around time of 6,000 words / day and quality is top notch.

      If you are interested or have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author mario_a
        Hi Phil,

        If you're looking for software translation, I can recommend Incansoft Translator. Very easy to use, and translates into 13 different languages.

        Regards,
        Mario
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        • Profile picture of the author ragstworiches
          Hey,

          Thanks for everyone's input, ideally I would use a translator, although software is tempting as it would be easier and more cost effective, although limited.

          I will consider all your comments.

          Cheers you have helped me out, feel free to ask me any questions in the future

          Regards, Phil
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          • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
            If you want a proper multilingual site you will need to contract translators - the online tools are fine to give a visitor an idea of what a page is about and that could often be enough to do business.

            If that's enough for you get Babelfish and add that to your site - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Babel Fish - Online Translator | Free Translation

            I would never recommend any software for translations because native speaker always will catch you and won´t even read your page
            But I agree with Martin, especially if you really want to target other languages and not nerely as a nice to have

            Jens
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            • Profile picture of the author magentawave
              I don't suggest you use the free Global Translator plugin because it created hundreds of error 404 pages as seen in my Google Account/Webmaster Tools and that can't be good for the search engines. However, having a translator on your site is a good thing because it seemed to have boosted my Adsense income. I just bought the Incansoft Translator software and hope it will work properly.

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

          Hi Phil,

          If you're looking for software translation, I can recommend Incansoft Translator. Very easy to use, and translates into 13 different languages.

          Regards,
          Mario
          I asked these questions in another thread so will ask you about your experience with Incansoft's translator too...

          Since you've been using Incansofts Translator, have you logged into your Google Account / Webmaster Tools to see if it has created hundreds of 404 error pages like the free Global Translator plugin did to my sites? I bought the Incansoft Translator a while ago but have yet to install it due to paranoia that it might do the same thing. What do you say?

          Thanks
          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Lauryn
    Wow, this thread is old but relevant to what I'm looking into.

    I'm thinking of creating subdomains and letting translators do their thing for me!
    The WSO with 50 free translated words seems good.
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    I Go Hard = "Slanguage" for putting forth a lot of effort.

    Don't be an arse and try to flip something you clearly have no knowledge of against me.

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