Add translation capability to your site!

Just because your site is in English doesn’t mean that you should marginalize non-English speaking visitors.

When using Google Analytics, I realized quite a sizeable of visitors are relying on translation tools to visit my site. While I would definitely love to have a mirror version in the said foreign language, the effort to have them profressionally done is not to be under-estimated! Plus the fact that I have over 60 pages doesn’t make it any easier.

Wouldn’t it be great that a script is a available to do this for you? Of course, it still can’t beat a native speaker’s translation, but it’s a good start.

Now the kind folks at Altavista offers such a tool.

http://www.altavista.com/help/free/free_searchbox_transl”

You’ll be given a line of Javascript. Paste this line in your index.html file (your homepage file), and you should be able to see this icon on your homepage now.

See the eight flags? Just click on either one and your site will be translated to the said language. So we have Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, Spanish and Portugese.

Easy eh? See this tool in action! www.diyparadise.com.

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