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 …

Read moreThe global evolution of Apple.com

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. …

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

The most popular posts of 2020

Global by Design logo

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 …

Read moreThe most popular posts of 2020

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 …

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

Tesla’s global website shifts into reverse

Tesla was benchmarked in the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card. Of the 16 companies studied, Tesla finished in the lower half (higher scoring than Honda and Subaru, but still with a number of recommended improvements). Sadly, based on a recent …

Read moreTesla’s global website shifts into reverse

A More Responsive Google Translate

Google Translate is the world’s most popular translation tool. The company says it now translates 30 trillion sentences a year across 103 languages. The key data point here is the 103 languages. No other free translation tool comes close to …

Read moreA More Responsive Google Translate

Peak flag: The decline of flags on websites has begun

I’m pleased to say that, based on the websites I study regularly, we’ve reached “peak flag.” In other words, at a high level, companies are now beginning to move away from using flags on their websites within their global gateways. …

Read morePeak flag: The decline of flags on websites has begun

It’s time for your website to go flag free

If you are flying the Taiwan flag on your website, consider yourself warned. By China. As I’ve written many times over the past year, China is paying close attention to how multinationals refer to Taiwan on their websites, not just …

Read moreIt’s time for your website to go flag free