The 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

For more than 16 years, the authoritative web globalization benchmark

From Apple to Microsoft, Audi to Tesla, Amazon to Zara — The 2020 Web Globalization Report Card benchmarks 150 global websites, providing a wealth of hands-on best practices and emerging trends.

Relied on for years by the world's leading brands, this report will help you improve the linguistic reach and cultural effectiveness of your global website.

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Wikipedia, Google & Microsoft: Byte Level Research Announces the Best Global Websites of 2020

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Report Card author John Yunker in The Los Angeles Times: America's biggest brands are increasingly multilingual

Web Globalization Best Practices and Emerging Trends

These are practices that any global website should exhibit, not simply for the benefit of customers and prospects but for the benefit of the organization itself.

Best practices allow organizations to focus their energies where it matters, on local and culturally relevant content and on their current and future customers.

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Go Flag Free

10 Reasons to Remove Flags from Your Website

Over the past year, a number of global websites have removed the Taiwan flag from their websites in order to comply with Chinese rules. But there are many other reasons to remove flags from your website and mobile apps.

This report, based on more than a decade of research and consulting, documents 10 reasons for eliminating flags. It also includes numerous “before” and “after” case studies that illustrate how a number of global websites have improved over the past few years.

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The Ultimate Web Globalization Guidebook

Also available in Japanese

A Web Globalization Pioneer

Founded in 2000, Byte Level Research was the first agency devoted to website and content globalization best practices. Over the years we have helped hundreds of companies improve their global content, websites and software through our reports, consulting, speaking and training sessions.


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