Why translate your website and online store into multiple languages?
Want to know how translating your website (and online store) into multiple languages can benefit your business? Here are seven of the key advantages of having a multilingual website:
Land global opportunities
Only approximately 25% of those surfing the internet regularly are native English speakers. This means that a more significant percentage of internet users (75%) are not native English speakers. So, whether you own a SaaS brand, offer consulting services, or run an e-commerce store, you can tap into global opportunities simply by translating your website into different languages.
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Gain a competitive advantage
There are chances that your competitors aren’t harnessing multilingual websites for business growth. This puts you at an advantage. Instead of just competing with dozens of other businesses for English-speaking customers, you can extend your focus to the international market.
Your multilingual website can help you land potential, non-English-speaking customers. This would give you an edge over your competitors.
Boost your website engagement
People will spend much more time consuming your content if it’s in their native language. So, having a multilingual website can help boost your website’s engagement—leading to an increase in social shares, blog comments, and conversions.
Your website’s bounce rate will also reduce when you have your content translated into various languages. Instead of people bouncing off when they can’t comprehend the content on your website (due to language barriers), they’d have an option to switch to their preferred language.
Benefit from multilingual organic traffic
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) involves utilizing certain best practices to rank your website in the top spot on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Translating your content into multiple languages will make your website display on Google for several keywords in various languages.
Multilingual SEO can drive qualified leads from Google to your website or online store. Also, having a multilingual website can help make your website visible in several other non-English search engines — putting your business before even more potential customers.
Achieve tangible content marketing results
Content marketing is an effective strategy businesses can utilize to gain leads. It’s cost-effective (costs 62% less) and yields 3x more ROI than outbound marketing.
While content marketing is a smart way to capture targeted leads, you might not see positive results when your products/services appeal mostly to, say, an ESL audience—but your web pages are only in English.
Having a multilingual website will make your content marketing efforts fruitful. More potential customers will engage with your brand without language restrictions.
Increase brand awareness and credibility
Many internet users read at least four online reviews before making a purchase. This means that people are always conscious of purchasing goods/services from reliable brands only.
Your odds of landing mentions (reviews and recommendations) on non-English websites (and other media outlets) will increase when your brand has an international audience. So, having a multilingual website is one effective way to boost your brand’s credibility and visibility.
Skyrocket your website traffic
A multilingual blog can be an effective tool for attracting massive traffic to your website since you’ll be able to provide valuable information to many people in multiple regions.
Neil Patel, a well-known marketing blogger, massively grew his blog traffic by translating his blog posts into 10+ languages. Today, his multilingual website consistently attracts lots of organic traffic (comprising potential leads) from search engines.
Don’t rely on automatic translation tools
You’ve probably thrown some text into Google Translate when you needed to perform a quick translation. However, while this translation method does the job in certain situations, it’s not at all the best approach when translating web content.
Below are a few reasons why you shouldn’t use online translation tools to translate your website (or e-commerce store):
Your content’s privacy isn’t guaranteed
Online translation tools don’t promote data confidentiality. So, it’s best to avoid these tools if you’d like to keep certain content private.
Certain words and expressions could be translated out of context
While human translators ensure that words remain in context even after translation, most AI-powered translation tools pay no attention to this. Online translation tools are unreliable, especially when content to be translated features lots of industry jargon and technical terms.
Grammatical errors could go undetected (and uncorrected)
Most translation tools don’t detect typographical errors, punctuation issues, and grammar errors that may exist in a document. However, human translators can spot (and correct) these errors in the translated piece.
Choose the perfect website translation service to grow your business
It’s one thing to realize the importance of multilingual websites and another thing to find the best translation company to work with. Ready to make your website multilingual? Here are the top three things to look out for when choosing a website translation agency:
- They must have a team of professional translators (and not depend on AI-powered translation tools).
- The confidentiality of your document must be assured.
- They must have a track record of delivering quality service.
Translate your website today and boost your business’ reach
Do you want to expand your audience base, attract foreign customers, and increase the sales of your products/services? A multilingual website or e-commerce store will get you these results! And if you need help with an error-free translation, the U.S. Language Services’ team is available to assist you.
U.S. Language Services helps businesses translate their blogs, case studies, e-commerce store, and other web content into 30+ languages. Want to unlock international opportunities for your business? Check out our budget-friendly standard translation service.