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Channel Title: Global by Design
Channel Website: https://globalbydesign.com

Channel Description: Adventures in web globalization, transcreation, marketing and design

 
Forget it Jeff, it’s China
Another one bites the dust in China (Amazon.cn), expanding upon my previous post on the challenges of succeeding in China. ...

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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What’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2019 update)
Last year, I wrote an essay for Multilingual in which I noted that the world’s most multilingual website isn’t Google or Facebook or even Wikipedia. It ...

Read moreWhat’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2019 update)

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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WordPress Translation Day is coming
Did you know that (US) English accounts for fewer than half of all WordPress interfaces currently in use? As you ...

Read moreWordPress Translation Day is coming

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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The internet may connect devices, but language connects people.
I had an OpEd published this week in the Los Angeles Times about the importance of languages — and the ...

Read moreThe internet may connect devices, but language connects people.

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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World Book Tekom: Speaking in Tongues
I’m pleased to have an essay in the latest Tekom World Book: Speaking in Tongues: What Languages Should Your Website ...

Read moreWorld Book Tekom: Speaking in Tongues

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global
I number of years ago I virtually met a woman named Laurel Delaney. She had founded the consultancy GlobeTrade and ...

Read moreWomen Entrepreneurs Grow Global

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Volvo: The best global automotive website of 2019
For the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, we studied the following 16 automotive websites: Audi BMW Chevrolet Ford Honda Hyundai ...

Read moreVolvo: The best global automotive website of 2019

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Leading with languages: Why 30 languages is below average
According to the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, 32 languages is the "average" number of languages supported by the leading global brands.

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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The best global websites from the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card
A little more than 15 years ago, I began benchmarking websites for a new report I had in mind, tentatively ...

Read moreThe best global websites from the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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The Year of the Pig (one localized website at a time)
Lunar New Year has arrived and, with it, the Chinese New Year (and related Asian New Year celebrations). As I’ve ...

Read moreThe Year of the Pig (one localized website at a time)

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Google and Wikipedia: Partners in (multilingual) content
In 2008, Google launched a project called Knol. Remember it? It was designed to replace Wikipedia. Google apparently wasn’t happy ...

Read moreGoogle and Wikipedia: Partners in (multilingual) content

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Global gateway fail: Slack
Although Slack is not (yet) included in the Web Globalization Report Card, I wanted to point out something that I ...

Read moreGlobal gateway fail: Slack

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Forget it, Jake. It’s China.
A timely article in The Wall Street Journal (that I only recently got around to reading): “The future’s not here.” American business people once saw China ...

Read moreForget it, Jake. It’s China.

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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A More Responsive Google Translate
Google Translate is the world’s most popular translation tool. The company says it now translates 30 trillion sentences a year ...

Read moreA More Responsive Google Translate

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Peak flag: The decline of flags on websites has begun
I’m pleased to say that, based on the websites I study regularly, we’ve reached “peak flag.” In other words, at ...

Read morePeak flag: The decline of flags on websites has begun

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Which power plug do you use in Argentina? Both of them…
On a recent trip to Argentina I was determined to bring the right power plug adapter. There are actually two ...

Read moreWhich power plug do you use in Argentina? Both of them…

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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What do the colors of your flag mean?
Wondering what the colors of a flag actually represent? Flag Stories includes an impressive collection, dissection and compilation of the ...

Read moreWhat do the colors of your flag mean?

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Verisign launches Hebrew .com domain
Verisign has owned rights to the .com domain for many years, and profited enormously. So it’s no surprise that the ...

Read moreVerisign launches Hebrew .com domain

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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It’s time for your website to go flag free
If you are flying the Taiwan flag on your website, consider yourself warned. By China. As I’ve written many times ...

Read moreIt’s time for your website to go flag free

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

...read more

What’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2018 update)
A few months ago, I wrote an essay for Multilingual in which I noted that the world’s most multilingual website ...

Read moreWhat’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2018 update)

Author information

John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

...read more

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