Last chance to participate in the LILT 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 goal is to provide data that helps measure …

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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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Reinventing the Translation Industry: Notes from the TAUS conference

I recently participated in the TAUS event Reinventing the Translation Industry. The focus of the event was on imagining the translation industry a year from now, in light of our global economic and pandemic woes. But also with an eye on …

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The Worldly Marketer: What you need to know about web globalization best practices

I recently spent an hour with Kathrin Bussman as part of her wonderful podcast The Worldly Marketer. I talked about the most recent Web Globalization Report Card as well as a host of web globalization best practices. You can listen …

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Why deglobalization will not dampen web globalization

In February, when I published the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card, the coronavirus was itself going global. Since then, there has been much talk about how the coronavirus will turn back the clock on globalization. The term “deglobalization” is now …

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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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Airbnb doubles (yes, doubles) its linguistic reach

As I’ve documented in many editions of the Web Globalization Report Card, companies tend to add languages in fits and starts. The overall average is about one additional language per year. But some companies expand their global reach in sprints. …

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Deloitte: The best professional services website of 2019

For the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, we studied the following professional services websites: Accenture Capgemini Deloitte Ernst & Young Goldman Sachs KPMG PwC For the first year since we began the Report Card (in 2003), every company reviewed in …

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What’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2019 update)

Last year, I wrote an essay for Multilingual in which I noted that the world’s most multilingual website isn’t Google or Facebook or even Wikipedia. It is the website of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. As I noted in the essay: The JW.org website supports more than 675 written …

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