blog-drapeauxHow to translate a website?

You must have typed once in your life “Website translation” or “translate website” on Google, but you don’t really know where to start from there?

Having your website translated into several languages allows you to reach people who have different nationalities, therefore opening your doors to the international market. The internet is an invaluable tool in that sense.

Whether you sell products on an e-commerce website, or you want to reach international clients, a multilingual site will make your website more accessible to a greater number of people.

Some websites can offer free website translation or an automatic website translation but it is not a viable solution. Indeed, translating your website with Google Translate or other machine translation websites does not assure a good, qualitative translation. Whether you want a “Dutch to English translation website“, a “Swedish to English website translation“, or a “French translation website“, the best solution will always be to entrust a translation agency like Smylingua. Our translators are always working towards their native language to guaranty the best quality ever. Consequently, it is possible to translate your website into English, but also in other languages. Indeed, at Smylingua, we are working with professionals from all over the world, so it is easy to do an “English to French website translation” or an “English to Spanish translation website“, and many more language combinations.

Let’s look closely at the real reasons you should translate your website.

A Translated Website’s Reach

A website in French can reach about 3% of the world’s population, which represents more than 300 million people. French is one of the rare languages to be found on all five continents. If you add a Chinese and a Spanish translation to your website, you will be able to reach 60% of the world’s population. Therefore, translating your website into those languages appears to be the logical solution for your international expansion and reach as many people as possible. Also, nine websurfers out of 10 (!) prefer to read a website that is translated into their mother tongue. It’s easy to see why translating your webpage would be beneficial!

Here are the most asked language combinations when translating a website from English:

  • English to Spanish translation
  • English to German translation
  • English to French translation
  • English to Italian translation
  • English to Russian translation
  • English to Dutch translation
  • English to Chinese translation
  • English to Swedish translation
  • English to Portuguese translation
  • English to Finnish translation
  • English to Japanese translation
  • English to Danish translation
  • English to Arabic translation

Most companies only want to translate their websites into one language, like a website translation in German, a website translation in French, or a website translation in Spanish. However, translating your website into several languages will give you an advantage, even more, if you entrust a translation agency like Smylingua for your website translation. A good translation agency will know exactly how to manage your project and will have the perfect translators that are made for this specific project.

Translating Your Website Increases Sales

The effect that using a potential client’s mother tongue will have on them cannot be denied. Actually, a consumer is five times more inclined to make a purchase on a commercial site if it is in his or her mother tongue. When users talk about their preferences, they tell us what they need in order to react more positively towards a website: it needs to be accessible to them and they need to feel close to the products. Therefore, they are saying that they need a website translation. If you want to translate correctly your website, you need to trust a translation agency like Smylingua that will accompany you every step of the way.

For instance, when translating a website in French or in Spanish, we have a native French translator and a native Spanish translator that are dedicated to give their best work for your website translation.

Here are some of the most used languages combinations:

  • English to Spanish translation
  • German to English translation
  • French to English translation
  • Spanish to English translation
  • English to Welsh translation
  • English to Italian translation
  • English to German translation
  • English to Polish translation
  • Turkish to English translation
  • Japanese to English translation
  • Russian to English translation
  • Korean to English translation
  • and many more…

If you use a localized translation done by native speakers who have the same culture as your targeted clients, the text will obviously be adapted to the clients and they will feel included and close to the company. You will create a relationship with the client. Localizing a website and translating a website is the best way to develop loyalty with your clients.

Website translation: the best possible quality

However, seeing a website in their mother tongue is not the only thing that matters; the website translation also needs to be well done. A good translation gives the user a reason to trust your company. Naturally, we tend not to trust foreign websites that use a literal translation or that use machine translation software like Google Translate because they could make us think that “this must be a ripoff.” That is why it is important to entrust a translation agency like Smylingua for your website translation.

As far as potential markets go, and languages in which you should translate your website, you have to look into getting into markets where there is little local competition in order to make the difference. For example, doing a website translation into Dutch or into Swedish may be a smart choice as they are less though off than other more common languages such as Spanish and French.  Nevertheless, you need to make sure if a market exists for those more rare languages regarding your website translation.

SEO and Website Translation: How to make an SEO translation

SEO  is something that we need to think about more and more for a website translation. It is impossible to be well referenced in a country that you are targeting if your website is not also in that language.

For a good SEO translation, you need to entrust professional editors and SEO specialized translators.

Why is that? The way you behave on the Internet can be completely different from one culture or country from another. That where Smylingua comes into play! Indeed, a specialized translation agency like Smylingua will help you with those cultural matters and will adapt the translation for your target audience.

Regarding SEO and our specialization in the matter, you can be sure that your translated website will be a the top the search engines like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. Website translation and SEO translation are part of our expertise at Smylingua, so do not hesitate, contact us now for a personalized quote.

How to translate a website? Smylingua is there to help you

A company that has a website that is translated into several languages gives off the impression that it is a company that is open to the world, that they have enough money to pay good translators, and that they take their clients’ needs into account.

If you are looking for the best way to translate a website or to translate website URL, contact Smylingua now, we are there to help you no matter what your queries are.

At Smylingua, we are working on all formats and media. We can even work directly from your back-office like Shopify or Prismic. Do you need to translate Insidesign documents? We are also able to do that.

You can go on our Smylingua Marketplace and choose directly the translator you need, commission-free for companies, and secure payment.

You can also contact our translation agency, Smylingua, and we will take really good care of you! If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Smylingua today by e-mail at or by phone at +33 1 76 43 32 76.


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