Lead the World to Your Website on July 27th

A localized website is of little value if local users cannot find it. And yet many global websites continue to make visual and technical mistakes that keep local websites effectively hidden from their intended visitors around the world. Which is …

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Think beyond .com: From country codes to internationalized domain names

One of the major takeaways from the Web Globalization Report Card is the importance of providing “front doors” to your localized websites. These doors begin with the addresses themselves, which may not include the .com domain. In fact, I’d recommend …

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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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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 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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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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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 …

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