Easy International Leads With Foreign Search
In most countries Google, Yahoo! and MSN are the
leading search engines for all online research. It might appear that
they are the only search engines out there. But they are not.
Some countries have local directories and search
engines in their own local language. You should know about these search
engines if you are targeting foreign countries.
Internet users in foreign countries may not use
the search engines where you have your website listed. Even if your
website is listed in your your country's major search engines, foreign
audiences may not even be able to find your website. They will be using
their own foreign language search engine.
Let's see how you can get your website registered
on any other foreign language search engines in the foreign countries
you are targeting.
Submitting your Site to Foreign
First of all your website will probably not be
listed in any foreign language search engine. Most websites are not.
Even Google will not list all websites when a user
does a search in its own Google country specific search engine. For
sites that are listed, Google can give a lower priority to sites that
Google considers foreign.
Properly submitting your site to foreign search
engines will instantly make your entire website open to searches done
in foreign countries. It can also give you higher search results in
If you want people in a foreign country to find
your website you need to register your website with each leading search
engine directory in each country you want traffic from. Most people
will simply not realize this or ask their webmasters to take care of
part of the work.
Getting your website referenced in each of the
foreign countries you are targeting is essential. You want all of your
clients searching for your products to find your website. Remember, you
will need to get your website referenced in each language and each
Free Online Translation Tools
Free online translations are not 100% error proof,
but they are much, much better than even a couple of years ago. If you
keep your text clear and simple to begin with, the translation should
be a decent standard.
Nervous about the quality of translations?
Want to give the free translation tools a test?
Look up a couple of websites in your target
foreign market that are in the local language. Pick websites on a topic
you are very familiar with.
Use the free translation tools on a page of text
or two and read through. This will give you a general idea of the
quality you can expect.
The Process To Submit Your Website
First, do your research. Identify the leading
search engines for the countries you are interested in.
Simply use the free online translation tools to
systematically translate each page.
Find the page where you can register your website.
Work through the registration process until you have completed it.
For this exercise, you will not translate any part
of your website into a foreign language.
You need the free translation tools simply to
understand how to register your current website with the local foreign
language search engines.
It is not a difficult process.
Case Study On Submitting Websites To
Using a very short tutorial found at the Cindy
King website where you can learn to submit your website to several
foreign language search engines.
More search engines are being added, with examples
of search engines from different countries.
The first tutorial started with Chinese and
Russian, two languages the writer did not understand. The exercise was
done out of curiosity to see how easy it would be to complete the
registration. Both foreign directory submissions were surprisingly easy.
Improve Your Foreign Search Engine
Results In One Quick Step
And let's look at going one step further. This
will get your current website even more visibility in a foreign country.
Use a free translation tool to translate one of
your web pages into Korean, Chinese or Russian for example. Choose one
of your web pages with a fair amount of text that is easy to read, a
services page or about us page for example.
Submit that single translated web page to the
corresponding Korean, Chinese or Russian search engine.
This will has two main benefits:
- The translated page will get you higher search
engine results than simply having your website registered with the
foreign search engine directory.
- The foreign search engines will also look at
your other web pages, the ones you did not translate and those pages
will also get better visibility.
Search Engine Submissions For
International internet marketing can bring you
international leads and clients.
Even if you are on a very limited budget, you can
test a foreign country, or two. Begin with a small budget. Focusing on
a narrow international niche will allow your business to grow
internationally as you find the strengths of your products in
The key is to make sure your website is
communicating with the local people in the foreign country. You can
start very easily by submitting your website to foreign search engines.
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