A few languages have dominated the majority of online content. If you wanted an access to all the interesting information available online, you should be able to read English, Russian, German, Japanese and the other top online languages. Very few of us can do that. Advanced translation technologies have been deployed to solve this issue of online language barriers. As a result, today we see more content in our own languages. Continue reading Thanks to Machine Translation, Now We Want More Translations
This article is partially a response to a blog posting “Why the Google Translate Widget Hurts Your Brand“. The message of that posting can be expressed also in more general terms: Why machine translation (MT) hurts your brand?
However, real-life examples show that companies and well known brands like eBay, Microsoft and TripAdvisor do not think that MT hurts their brands. Continue reading Using Machine Translation Does Not Hurt Your Brand When You Know What You Do
The answer is simple: Amazon, Alibaba and eBay develop machine translation to sell more. eBay is already selling more by using machine translation (MT). But if these companies will sell more, who will sell less? Continue reading Why Amazon, Alibaba and eBay Develop Machine Translation?
Localization is an investment for the future. Like with all investments, costs of a localization project are paid today and benefits will be realized tomorrow. In the context of localization, this means both new foreign customers and lower costs on customer support and service in the future. Continue reading Localization Now Will Save Your Money Later
Every vendor wants to make it easy for potential customers to buy their products and services. When the buying happens face-to-face the salesperson is able to observe and communicate with the buyer to find out if there are any barriers to purchase. However, nowadays when the buying process is moving more and more to the internet, the personal connection is often lost. It’s possible that companies don’t know why people (i.e. visitors) don’t convert to customers. Continue reading Are you building up or breaking down barriers to purchase?
Nowadays more and more decisions can be based on data and facts. Big data has been the buzz word in the business world for quite some time. The language choice isn’t an exception. A company which has a website, web store or company profile in social media knows a lot about the visitors of its online property. This information can help in localization decisions. Continue reading 5 Ways to Decide into Which Languages to Localize