Dear Frank, I agree with your opinion. It is true that it takes a lot of work, to translate all the stuff. But this is great, why not employ people, on elance for example. I let my logo being designed there for the Salehoo-Store. If you have a job and can afford it, you can have everything done just for a few bugs.
I speak three languages fluently. I find - it depends on what kind of project
you have in mind. I have a plan, and it took me a lot of time to figure out
what I really want to do.
Many people focus on different projects at the same time (a typical newbie mistake, sorry that I have to disappoint the "Fake!" Gurus on the web). I ask my self - how are they able to do this. I searched the web and learned - that they are overwhelmed with all the possibilities that are out there! I prefer to concentrate on one project at the time and make it impeccable.
Of course this is not absolutely possible, because everyone is limited and
therefore fallible. It doesn't matter, it just belongs to our experiences.
I checked out the Salehoo Store and really like it, but it still needs some
development. You are doing a great job! The support is super friendly and competent, and you are moving forward fast and effective.
Writing in different languages will attract a lot of organic search engine traffic.
PS: I hope it will be possible in the future, to add a Blog as subdomain to the store.
PPS: Actually I found a quick fix solution for this, with Salehoo-Stores.
You just add a link into your introduction text on the homepage,
which links to another domain with the blog.
But really nice would be - Link hidden: Login to view
Or - Link hidden: Login to view
If I could add a multilingual blog to the store, it would acctually
take care of this problem. But it has to be within the same domain.
PPPS: Yes Frank, I tried translation plugins in the past, which translated automatically, using Google Translation, or other services of this kind.
These plugins translate all pages and keep them cashed. Very funny
is that the widgets can't be translated really well - LOL.
Google hates it totally, and it really sucks, that's true. :)))))
You just ping their services for low quality, and ruin their image - as an excellent search engine and band at the same time - come on ;)
Moreover it will ruin your pagerank, your business and your personal
reputation all over the web. You will be mentioned as a cheap scammer on twitter and so on.... if you overdo it. Content quality is King now!
We live in difficult times now, the web is changing rappidly, due to the
Google Spiders. Acutually that seems to be good.... it sorts the crap
out of the search results. Competion is good.
Therefore it is so important to get things right at the beginning, if you are serious with your business.
*A personal tipp: Why exclude yourself -> hide from others. Why not work with your competion. A lot of folks don't get this sorted out for themselves.
They still believe that they can achieve more by hiding their intentions, not knowing, that everithing can be found out on the web.
Good connections is the best thing that can happen to you.
You will also have to work for it. Because society gives nothing to anyone who is not motivated. So it is best to choose something you like to do with
your full heart at work, and get realy good with it!
It is easier to go with, and you will have a strait direction. Every success
will make you more solid.
Best Regards - Alan
Quote Krypton: A mistake is only a error if you don't correct it.