Do you want to use the Site Build It package to build a website in a foreign language? That's possible, and even recommended. But there are a couple of things you need to consider.
Site Build It, or SBI in short, is the only complete package worldwide that enables people to start a website and an online business.
SBI contains all the necessary tools to succeed online. For more information, read our Site Build It Review.
There simply is no similar alternative, and foreign language markets lack such a product completely. It is therefore a logical choice to consider SBI for foreign languages as well.
But, the first problem arises when reading SBI's descriptions, which are in English. Some parts of especially the Action Guide can be a bit difficult to read if English is not your native language.
The Action Guide is updated continuously, describing new modules and possibilities. It would cost SiteSell (the company producing SBI) too much time to maintain versions in other languages as well.
And the same holds for us, or other companies interested in translating SBI. It would cost too much of our time. And the copyright restricts it as well.
So, in order to use SBI in for websites in foreign languages, one should at least understand English (or outsource building the website of course).
A minor setback, but if you can read this text, at least you can use SBI as well. But it may become a bit difficult where some technical details are described.
Since SBI is chopping the difficult things up in doable parts, I think you can overcome that problem.
Since then, the results are supposed to be more reliable. And Sitesell is now able to give it's own interpretation of data, leading to what they call "Value Demand" and "Real Supply".
The new Brainstorm It! is seen as a big improvement. But for websites in foreign languages it's a disaster. The new tools do not work for foreign keywords, and have become useless if your website is not in English.
Unfortunately, this and other tools only return the search volume, the number of times people searched for the keyword. What is lacking, is the amount of competition for each keyword, the supply.
Therefore, we decided to develop our own keyword analysis tool. Even if you will not use SBI, this is a good start for your succesful website, and it can be used for foreign languages.
With the exception of some local ones, search engines will hardly notice the extension. Google, for instance, uses other methods to determine where to localize a website.
And if you do require a local domain extension, there are a few possibilities. You can redirect that domain to the .com domain, or create a mirror at a local provider.
Finally, SBI is also investigating the possibilities to host foreign domain extensions. So it may be possible to use those with SBI in the future.
But, those accents are not accepted in the Meta tags for title, keywords, and descriptions. Not a big problem, but as a result, Analyze It will not work with keywords with accents.
Other characters, as the german Ringel-S, are supported if you use the HTML codes for them. That is not a big problem, unless you use Cyrilic writing, or other completely different character sets. For these, there are tools on the Internet to convert them to HTML codes.
Examples of these standard texts are in the confirmation e-mails of the newsletters, but also some texts in the forms.
It is possible to change the form texts, by uploading your own HTML pages. And in the newsletter confirmations you can add text in your own language, explaining what is said in English.
BUT, Sitesell recognizes that there is a demand for adjusting SBI for foreign websites. Therefore, adjustments are currently being made, so that foreign languages are better supported in the near future.
We will be following these developments from up close...
Simply put: there is no good alternative, and we have the living proof of having successful websites in a different language (Dutch, in our case).
In case you do decide to use SBI for a website in your own language, our advise is to start with our Keyword Analysis Tool and Guide. It is a good replacement for SBI's Brainstorm It, which you will definately need for your successful website, whether you use SBI or not.
If you decide to buy SBI later (or right now), we will refund the costs for our tool to you. In other words, you will get our keyword analysis tool as a bonus, if you buy SBI! You will only have to Contact us, and follow our instructions to get the refund.
Are you interested? Then read more about our Keyword Analysis Tool
Go directly to the Site Build It order page
And if you need support building your SBI website in your own language, just contact us, and we'll help you out.
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Bij het lezen van je website vroeg ik me af of je de garantie over het aantal bezoekers en de klanten wel waar kon maken.
Maar mijn nieuwe website gaat in de eerste volle maand al de beloofde 300 bezoekers of meer halen!
Bovendien heeft hij al voor 2 klanten gezorgd, en de 3e heeft al belangstelling getoond.
Lia Smits, www.ontspannen-wandelreizen-marokko.com
Voordat ik begon, dacht ik dat een website niets voor mij zou zijn.
Maar nu, na 3 jaar, sta ik versteld van maar liefst 1000 bezoekers per dag. En al helemaal dat dat daadwerkelijk geld opbrengt!
Sabine Kuipers, www.vakantie-met-kinderen.com
Heeft u al een website, met weinig bezoekers?