The global evolution of Apple.com

After posting my Web Globalization Report Card video I was asked to comment on the global evolution of a few websites. So I thought I’d put together a brief presentation on Apple.com, a website most everyone is familiar with, and …

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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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Websites celebrate Chinese New Year: The Year of the Ox

This has become a bit of an annual tradition for me, taking a virtual tour of a number of global brands, seeing how they celebrate Lunar New Year (牛年), particularly to customers in China. As in years past, the color …

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Announcing the State of Localization survey

LILT, a Global by Design sponsor, is asking for those of us in the localization industry to give our thoughts on localization trends, best practices and our priorities for the future. The survey takes about 10 minute to complete and …

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The Worldly Marketer Podcast: Top 10 List

I participated in Kathrin Busman’s prolific podcast back in 2020 and am in very good company in this list she’s curated: Here are shortcuts to each of the podcasts: #TWM169 with Melanie Chevalier#TWM167 with Todd Cornell 康鸿熹#TWM171 with Chris Englund#TWM174 with Cynthia Dearin#TWM168 with Lars M. B. Anthonisen#TWM185 with Yingying (李莹莹) Li #TWM172 with Arnold …

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The most popular posts of 2020

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Just before we wave good riddance to this year I wanted to share a list of those articles that were the most visited. I started this blog back in 2002, so I’m always surprised when I see something I wrote …

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Singles Day: Not just for China anymore

I’ve written quite a bit about the world’s most lucrative shopping holiday. No, it’s not Black Friday, but Singles Day, which takes place every November 11th (11.11) in China, and now across many other countries. Walmart is running TV ads …

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