Saturday, March 14, 2009

Do you have international visitors to your blog?

Over the last few weeks I have noticed quite a few international visitors to my site….mostly for Outdoor Wednesday (I think)……

I thought it would be nice to “accommodate”  my non-English speaking/reading visitors by adding a translator (gadget) to my blog page…..  to show them a little “Southern hospitality”.

I thought I would share how I did it in case others wanted to do the same but weren’t sure how to do it.

If you go to Google Translate, you will see this……

GoogleTranslate You want to copy and paste the HTML (gray box)…..

GoogleTranslate1Now go to your blog and select “Customize” from top right corner…… and you should see the layout page for your blog. Select “add a gadget” and then select “HTML/Javascript”

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And a box will pop up. Paste the HTML you copied from the Google Translate page into the box…….

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AND THEN HIT SAVE (don’t forget to save!). Once saved, you can move it where you want it to appear on your page. Easy, huh?

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29 comments:

  1. Susan
    I love your tutorials! Thanks for this info!

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  2. Great info...I just may have to add this. Thanks for the steps. :-)

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  3. Wow Susan, that is so nice of you to accomodate these overseas bloggers! I'm still trying to get English speaking bloggers and here you are having international visitors!!! LOL!

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  4. How nice to know. Thanks for the tutorial. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I can't tell if I do or don't, but this is such a thoughtful, helpful post, and I'm definitely adding the translator.
    What do you think of the Gibbons dishes? Aren't the dinner plates humongous?

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  6. That is a charming gesture Susan . On the other hand I think most people speak English as we learn it at school, at least in our country. Most of us can read it but writing might be more difficult.

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  7. Thanks Susan. I may add this to my blog. I have not had an international come to my blog recently (except for Baptist Missionaries serving abroad), but I have had a few and wondered about having a translator. It would have been nice if they had a translator when I when to their blog. So I know the reverse would be true.

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  8. Thanks for the info! I have had a couple and not only did they have a problem but I also had a problem when I tried to visit their blog. You always display southern hospitality! Thanks! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Thanks for the lesson. I don't think I have any international visitors. Like the above poster said, I'm still trying to get English speaking bloggers.

    Wendy :)

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  10. I wondered how you did that! Thanks!

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  11. This is very helpful, Susan! Thanks. I've been wanting to make sure my page was accessible to those who don't read English and I've had trouble figuring it out.

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  12. Thanks for the info, Susan. I just added it to my sidebar.

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  13. Excellent idea! I will add it to my sidebar.

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  14. I have noticed it also, especially since I joined Skywatch Friday, thanks for the lesson

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  15. Thanks for sharing this information. I do have some international visitors and followers. So far it has not been an issue as they speak English and/or have a translator on their blog. I will print your tutorial and get it set up on my blog. Thanks, Glenda

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  16. That is so cool. I changed it to Spanish and of course just read it perfectly....not!

    from a Raggedy Roberta Anne

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  17. Susan,
    great tutorial thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a great weekend,
    Tam

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  18. Susan you are one smart cookie girl..Thanks for all your infro on my OUT going mail..but we did everything you said today and its just belong this guy to fix it..I have to call on Monday to have someone else who know more help me..Now I will set up a new Email account just to until I can get help...thanks again..I have had it the past 2 days with these dang machines. And I hate my laptop so hard to type on for me ...but hey its better than nothing right now..have you ever heard of a power soucre going out ?? Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  19. I've also noticed that I get a lot of visitors from around the world. I have a translator on my page too. Your tutorial is great.

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  20. Great idea and thanks for the 'how to'. I've added to mine also.

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  21. you are so sweet to teach! i had this and it never worked, then i see its just aol that won't do it, all other servers work just fine! thanks for sharing your southern international hospitality!

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  22. Thanks for the tutorial, Susan. That really is a great idea. I think I might do that!
    xo...Kathy

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  23. I've seen those translators before. It shows your sweetness for you to think of non-English speaking people that visit you! ♥

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  24. Susan-- you are such a clever Southern gal! Thanks so much for the info. Fascinating. We live in a wonderful world.

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  26. Susan,
    I put a translator box on a couple days ago, because I noticed how many international visitors come to my site. I have talked about my experience living overseas, which I believe have attracted these guests. I welcome diversity, and know I appreciated someone took the time to help me when I struggled with a language in a foreign land. ~Cathy~

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  27. Susan,
    I want to add one more thing to my post above. I always write someone who becomes a follower to my blog, to say hello. If they are international I start with WELCOME in their language. It is easy to do a quick search on Google, to see how it is written. ~Cathy~

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