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Welcome to another Localization Roundup, a collection of some of the best articles about website and software localization from across the Internet. Here are the articles we found this week:

3 Ways Retailers Can Localize the Shopping Experience Internationally

This article looks at localized online retail from a strategic perspective and points out three aspects that retailers need to consider to improve international sales and stay safe from regulatory trouble.

  • Have high quality translations
  • Offer local currencies and payment options
  • Pay attention to local privacy and customer information regulations

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Optimizing Images For Yandex .Search & .Images

Yandex is a top search engine used in Russia. This article tells how to optimize your images for the Yandex search engine.

Interestingly, the author says, “Yandex.Search and Yandex.Images are two separate entities, and both use different algorithms to determine content ranking.” That means that you need to pay special attention to your images to get them ranked in Russian search.

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4 Technical Tips for Translating Websites

Translating a website involves technical aspects that are a bit more complicated than translating a simple Word document. This article gives four tips of technical things to watch out for when translating a website.

  • Know how you can export and import text with your CMS.
  • Use UTF-8 to encode your website files.
  • Provide source files for translation.
  • Perform QA on your translated site.

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That’s our roundup for this week. Leave a comment below to share any great localization or translation articles you have read lately.

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