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  • If its done tastefully

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  • You may confuse people

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    Multinational Complex

    Dear Forum Users.

    A large volume of my hits are coming from countries all other the. Brazil, Japan and Czech Rep. to name but a few. I have a 'challenge; in that I want to welcome foriegn visitors without dilluting my site as it currently designed.

    http://www.shopperfect.co.uk/

    This is a big challenge and Im looking for some good ideas, hopefully from those who have faced this difficulty before.

    Plus feel free to rate how much of a good idea this is. Your views could save alot of time and effort.

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    Gareth

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    I think before I vote I want a bit more info.

    1) Are you planning to offer your site in multiple languages
    2) Split you site into areas of purchase?
    3) Try to create different themes based on the nationality

    Basically to what extend to you intend to customize things to specific nationalities?
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    Im glad you've asked these questions and you've raised a number of valid points. The issue is that i dont want to alienate users from different countries, which in general the Interent isn't supposed to do.

    What I want to do is to welcome people from foriegn countries to my site and then to allow them to use the site to access the British sites. Part of what is good about the Internet is getting a sense of different cultures.

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    i think with a .co.uk domain name you should probably just target to the uk audience.

    if i am at a shopping site, i hate coming across links, which I cannot order from due to being in Australia. Looksmart.com.au used to be famous for that, putting links to american sites on their so called australian shopping sections, so I stopped using them.
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    My website is designed to be for the United Kingdom market, yet I would like to create a following abroad for when I am in the position to expand into other territories.

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    I don't belief you should be everything to everyone. Target a specific audience and you'll have more success. On my sports site, I don't try to target a worldwide audience but focus on American sports, which Asians, for example, usually don't have a large interest in. So don't discourage international visitorship, but don't let it take away from the service you provide to your target audience back at home.

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    You have a strong and valid point. It has been a real interest to me in having people from around the world visit my site and one they I didn't anticipate.

    Im interested in the possibility of people from around the world being able to access British sites easily - if I was able to find an Australian site for example that allowed me access sites their make up their culture then it may be of interest to me.

    I want to be able to provide this service to people from outsife the UK.

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    Well make it English. Try to get something that to where it will translate it in there lang. Something like Google uses

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    I think that you should stick to English!
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