What is truly the purpose of blogging? For businesses, it is to better communicate with their customers. For others, it is to keep in touch with old friends or meet new ones. The ultimate purpose is to “talk” to a diverse audience.
I have been blogging for only a week now, but I have seen traffic skyrocket in the past few days. It is amazing to blog to such a diverse group of people. I now have readers from all over the World, including Germany, Japan, Mexico, Italy, China, and Korea. This is fantastic, but unfortunately, my blog is not translated into those country’s native languages. Some of the readers might know English, but the fact is that I am mostly unread by those countries. Not only that, but foreign language search engines are just NOT indexing my blog. This is a problem, but there is a new solution.
Angsuman Chakraborty has produced a plugin for WordPress blogs that will translate your blog text into 12 different languages. It simply makes an automatic mirror of your site in each language. You can choose either Google or Babel Fish as your translation software. Granted, the translations may not be perfect, but this is the right step in globalizing your blog. The plugin translates into the following languages:
Afer you install the plugin, Google and the other search engines will now index your blog in each language. One blogger mentioned he went from 250 to 1,650 indexed pages in and saw traffic DOUBLE in 2 weeks. The plugin does cost $30, but it is well worth it considering you are now reaching a MUCH wider audience. The plugin is easy to install, but the programmer has to customize it for your individual blog. This only takes a day or so.
Find out more about the translation WordPress plugin…