Say hello to our new Facebook cover picture – the idea of which is to showcase our ability to help companies targeting international markets by providing multilingual SEO, PPC and other marketing activities. This is a new promotion for us, but it actually isn’t a new activity. We have been helping international sites optimise their sites in over a dozen languages since our inception in 2008…we just forgot to tell everyone about it, whoops.
It seems like fate that around the time MooMu Media decides to promote it’s focus on multilingual online marketing, Google also promotes multilingual search through the release of Google input.
Google has long allowed Chinese speakers to use Pinyin to type in Mandarin characters, but the release of Google Input has extended language typing ability to over 70 languages. You can switch between Hindi, Mandarin, Cyrillic and many others, with a simple click, and then switch back just as easily.
Simply download the extension from the Chrome Store (for free), choose the keyboard you want, and then access it with a simple click in your browser, to see the keyboard on your screen like this.
Now here I am typing in Russian, здравствуйте!
Unlike the Google Pinyin download, you can only use Google Input to type within Chrome, and I guess Google means it particularly for Search. I actually had a bit of trouble using it in our CMS, where it would only allow me to use it in certain fields. Well, that’s fine, that’s why we have cut and paste!
Our final ‘new’ thing to talk about is our series of ‘Weekly Topics’. We are going to be coordinating all our social media activity and blog posts to focus on one topic each week. We think this is a good way to dive deep into a topic each week, but of course it doesn’t mean we aren’t going to talk about big things when they happen! This weeks topic is multilingual marketing and languages on the web, because we are celebrating our new ‘re-brand’ as a multilingual online marketing agency.
Next week’s topic will be Advanced Google Analytics – following the excellent seminars we attended yesterday at the Google Sydney Engage programme – we have learnt a lot and can’t wait to share it with you!