A multilingual website is your first step to targeting an international market with a conglomeration of people speaking multiple languages. Structuring such a site can be daunting and can add to the complexity of the website design. Here are a few tips to simplify this and help you go multilingual:
- The first step towards a multilingual website is translating your website content in multiple languages. It is recommended not to rely on online translation tools, rather hire a professional and experienced translation company.
- Your multilingual website is of no use if it doesn’t have language selection option. This can be in the form of a dropdown menu right in the top right corner of the page or in the form of switchers in the footer. Whatever type you include, make sure it is clearly visible and easy to use.
- You can structure the URLs of the multilingual sites in different ways. You can use a country code top level domain that is linked to a particular country or region or use a subdomain+gTLD. You can also use a subdirectory+gTLD format for structuring content and geo-targeting.
Certified Translation Services offers multilingual translation services in French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and a plethora of other languages. The translation company specialises in document translation, website translation, desktop publishing, subtitling, voiceover, transcription and multilingual SEO and PPC services.