Think of the possibilities. With a click, your blog is accessible by millions of non-English speakers. You’ve opened your words up to the world.
Would you like to know how to include these instant translation links for your blog? Well, that’s what I’m here for.
These instant translation links use Google’s Language Tools to translate your blog’s text into one of eight different languages. More languages may be added in the future, but for now, we’ll work with the eight languages we have.
To add instant translation links to your blog, you simply need a link that when clicked will take the user to the Google Translation page, displaying your blog translated in the language of the user’s choice. Here is a breakdown of the link.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=website url&langpair=language abbreviation to translate from%7Clanguage abbreviation to translate to&hl=language abbreviation to translate to&ie=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools
To translate my blog into Spanish, which means I’m converting the page from English (en) to Spanish (es), this is the link.
NOTE: Remove the spaces in the links before using. The spaces are for display formatting.
These translations aren’t perfect, but they are getting better all the time.
So add some language translation links to your sidebar or posts and help spread the word about your blog to the world.