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Multilingual Drupal Installations

It may seemingly be a small world, but there is more than one method of communication used around the world. If your business works internationally or within a community with non-English speakers, going multilingual is probably a strategic next step for your team. Reaching all of your potential users far outweighs narrowing the reach to a specific community. At Hook 42, we can configure your existing Drupal website for multilingual support or build one from the ground up.

Multilingual Technique

Making a Drupal website handle multiple languages might be easy in theory. You just translate the copy and you're good to go, right? Unfortunately, not so much. Making sure all the modules work in harmony can be trickier than expected. Depending on the CMS, you might need to install a large number of community modules or plugins in addition to updating existing modules and custom code.

For multilingual Drupal projects, Hook 42 focuses on:

  • Identifying what content needs translation and what does not.
  • Understanding your short-term and long-term translation needs.
  • Installing and configuring the right modules to do the job.
  • Updating custom code to allow text to be translatable.
  • Facilitating content entry and manual translation processes.

Is A Multilingual Upgrade Right For You?

If you already have an existing website, knowing when you need a multilingual site can seem overwhelming and a bit confusing. However, just having the thought of transitioning to a multilingual site likely means you are ready to upgrade. If you know your services can, or will, reach a broader audience than your primary language of communication, you'll want to make sure you can expand your digital experience to match the growth of your business.

At Hook 42, we understand that there are a variety of factors that come in to play when it comes to making an existing website compatible with other languages. Our experience with Drupal multilingual environments helps us analyze the current condition of your website and the complexity of integrating a multilingual experience for your users. 

Ready to Make Your Website Multilingual?

Updating an existing site might be straightforward or extremely hard depending on your Drupal site architecture. The first step is doing a site audit to assess the level of difficulty involved in your transition. Throughout the process Hook 42 can help you answer questions about what it takes to make your website multilingual, and provide a strategy to implement and roll-out a multilingual experience.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Making your site easily visible to search engines is an incredibly important step of your website's design and development. Search engines are the masters, so to make sure your site serves you well you'll want to play by their rules.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is tricky because it involves many factors that may evolve over time, but continuously optimizing your website to comply to these standards will increase your visibility online. Creating a way for users to find you through a search platform is integral to your website traffic. Enhancing your SEO will help you provide them a path to your website.

Hook 42 can help you achieve your goals by auditing your existing site for SEO and providing feedback. Our team can also configure your Drupal or WordPress site to follow SEO best practices.

Full Search Engine Optimization Coverage

The Hook 42 team focuses on both on-page and on-site SEO. We cover common concerns like:

  • Do you have the right modules installed?
  • Are your modules configured correctly?
  • Do you have good URLs and meta tags?
  • Are the search engines finding and indexing your content?
  • Do you have duplicate content?
  • Is your internal linking strategy sound?
  • Do you have broken links?
  • Do you have missing content or broken redirects?

Do You Want to Improve Your SEO?

Our team is all hands on deck waiting for the call. Our SEO tuning can happen on existing sites or part of a larger migration or development effort. Don't worry, we only implement "White Hat" SEO techniques.

Content Strategy and Architecture

We know your content is complex, but managing it shouldn't have to be! Regardless of your project's size, we put your pages, posts, and data under a microscope to better understand what makes your content tick. Then, we develop a unique information architecture so creating, editing, and distributing your content is a breeze.

Well-organized content makes the web a better place for everyone. Whether your visitors are on a desktop in the Bay Area, a smartphone in rural Arkansas, or using a screen reader at their favorite coffee shop in London, your users should feel right at home.

Our digital content strategies empower your content editors to easily build accessible, performant, and polished content, no matter where it is being served. With our solid architectural frameworks, your organization's content can thrive across all your content channels.

The Hook 42 team can help you with:

  • Website content auditing 
  • SEO enhanced content creation
  • Information architecture development
  • Content-focused user research
  • Taxonomy and content audits and modeling

Does Your Website Need Content Strategy?

Our team is ready to jump in headfirst! Get in touch with Hook 42 today to start the journey of more organized and structured content. We've already got the microscope out.

Hook 42 at BADCamp 2017 - Sessions, Trainings, and Summits!

BADCamp is back and Hook 42 is embracing all the magical goodness! This year we are not only a proud sponsor of the largest free Drupal Camp, but we also have the awesome opportunity to share our expertise across several platforms. Join us at our Supercharged SEO & Accessibility training, the DevOps Summit, and four sessions.

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Montreal or Bust! Hook 42 is going to Drupal North!

The fabulous duo of K2 (Kristin Bradham) and Lindsay Gaudinier are off on another trip to get their Drupal. Kicking things off, K2 will present her Conversational Drupal session that was a hit at BADCamp and Stanford Drupal Camp. Grab a coffee and bagel, and enjoy the eye-opener session on Friday morning. Later on Friday, Lindsay and K2 will lead a session on Drupal and SEO.

Hook42 Team
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