COVID flattened the language curve, and that’s actually good news

I began the Web Globalization Report Card back in 2003. It became the first report of it kind to benchmark global websites and I’ve been publishing this report annually ever since then. For the first time in all those years, …

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The top 25 best global websites from the 2021 Web Globalization Report Card

I’m pleased to announce the publication of the 2021 Web Globalization Report Card.  This is the 17th annual edition of the Report Card, and it reflects a challenging year. Yet there is much to be optimistic about as we look ahead. …

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The Art of the Global Gateway at LocWorld 43

Join me this Thursday for a virtual presentation on The Art of the Global Gateway: Best Practices in Global Navigation for Websites. The global gateway is the initial point of contact between your website and the world — it is, …

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Dot-bust? The rise and fall of dot-brand domain names

As a small (but growing) number of companies terminate their dot-brand registrations, it’s fair to ask if dot-brands are a dot-bust. It’s starting to appear that way. Though the fault lies less with the domains themselves than with the companies …

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Deloitte: The best global professional services website (with KPMG a close second)

For the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card, I benchmarked the following 7 professional services websites: Accenture Capgemini Deloitte Ernst & Young Goldman Sachs KPMG PwC Deloitte emerged number one overall, followed closely by KPMG. Professional services websites reflect highly decentralized …

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From AZMKIMI to MZOO: Chinese brands take over Amazon.com

Very interesting article by John Herrman in the New York Times about the rise of Chinese sellers on Amazon and their very interesting choices of brand names. From the article… Almost half of top Amazon sellers — those selling more …

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The top 10 global websites from the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

I began the Report Card back in 2003 because, at the time, there was nothing out there that focused specifically on the globalization and localization of websites. And, to be honest, most websites were not all that “global” yet; 10 …

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Coming in February: The 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

For those of you keeping track, this is the 16th edition of this report. Thanks to everyone who has supported it all these years! More soon… TweetShareShare

New report illustrates how country codes enable diversity in languages on the internet

Thanks to a heads-up from Ali at CircleID, I discovered a new report by Oxford Information Labs (sponsored by the Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries. The Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR) gave Oxford Information Labs …

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Volvo: The best global automotive website of 2019

For the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, we studied the following 16 automotive websites: Audi BMW Chevrolet Ford Honda Hyundai Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Mini Nissan Subaru Tesla Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Cars This year, Volvo unseated BMW to emerge number …

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