2. Use location and language targeting: Google recommends that you create a separate campaign for each language and country. For example, if you’re setting up a campaign in Switzerland, you can target German, French, and Italian speakers individually. Also consider different time-zones when you create your multilingual pay-per-click Campaign. Google, for example, works with the time-zone you set up your account in, not the time-zone in your target country.
3. Translate your ad text and keywords: Assuming you've set up a German campaign to target the German market with your latest products, it’s now time to fill the ad text with words and add your first keywords to your campaign. Don’t make the mistake and translate your English ad campaign word by word, or by using a member of your team with a GCSE in German. When targeting foreign markets, it’s important to consider cultural aspects in the translation process. Use a professional translation company who can localise your ads and keywords for the German market. Professional translators take into consideration that German words are longer, and that the ad text can’t just simply be translated from English to German because the characters wouldn't fit.
4. Translate your website: Don’t let a potential overseas customer be put off by an English language website. You might think the job is done when foreign internet users click on your ad. But it’s actually only the first step, and the hard work begins when they arrive. If you have a restricted budget it’s best to start by translating the landing pages. Landing pages are the first thing your potential customers see when they click on your paid-ads. As soon as you close your first sale, you can reinvest your profits and gradually translate your whole website.Pro tip: Close the sale by providing information in your visitor's language With all the tips above, launching a multilingual pay-per-click campaign will be just as easy as working on a local campaign!
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