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THERE ARE 29 FRENCH SPEAKING COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD!

Build your French website and reach over a 100 million new internet users!

A French website is a must if you want to reach out to the global French Market!

Including France, which has a population of around 69 million inhabitants, there’s over 300 million Native and partial French speakers in the world today, with more than 100 million connected to the internet!

French is an official language in 29 countries across five different continents and after English it’s the second most studied language in the world.

Besides the 80 million European Native French Speakers and about 12 million French Canadians, Half of all French Speakers are to be found in Africa where it has become the fastest growing language on the continent!

It’s to be expected that by 2050 there will be approximately 700 million French Speakers worldwide, thanks to a massive population boom and more accessible education on the African continent.

Can you imagine what a French website could do for your business?

Adding a French version of your website will help you tap into a large new audience, attract new customers, gain new sources of income and establish your brand in new foreign markets!

 

TRANSLATE YOUR WEBSITE IN FRENCH, BUT IN FRENCH…

Don’t just literally Translate your content, Trans-create!

 

The vast majority of French speaking Internet users prefer to do their internet search in French and in return they expect to get their information in French only. Therefore, if you want to bring your company in front of your French audience, you’ll need to build a French version of your current website or create a new French Website altogether.

Translating your website into French is not just a simple matter of passing your content through Google Translate and you’re done. Even though there are several online translation tools doing a pretty good job in translating words literally, chances are they’re missing the small nuances necessary for bringing the right message across to your target audience.

Website translation should be done by native speaking SEO experts that will re-write your content with SEO and your specific audience in mind. This is especially important for your marketing copy because your strong punshlines easily get lost in literal translation.

Our French SEO team uses advanced trans-creation techniques to bring your French content to life using their linguistic creativity and local expressions to transmit your core message in a way that resonates with your readers. Through in-depth French keyword analysis and local competitor analysis, we will optimize your content in order to attract more and better clients to your business!

CHOOSE THE RIGHT FRENCH FOR YOUR MARKET!

Not all French is made equal, pick the right one for your local market!

 

If you’re planning to create a single French version of your website to reach the broadest possible audience, Universal French (from France) is definitely the best option.

When you have specific markets in mind for your products and services, such as Canada, Belgium or The Democratic Republic of Congo, the most effective thing you can do is to use the local French appropriate to each country on your website.

Besides the many regional dialects and different vocabulary, there are many cultural and historical differences to take in consideration.

Our Specialists will make sure you’re using the right vocabulary and expressions, the right local cultural context and the right mix with words introduced from foreign languages.

We will also help you with creating the right website structure in order to rank higher in local search results.

 

 

PERFECT FRENCH ONLY!

The French Professional Ecosystem is very demanding!

 

When optimizing your website for your French audience,the right use of the Language of Molière is crucial! Your company’s credibility depends on it! Even though the French language is complex, even for native speakers, French professionals don’t tolerate grammatical mistakes or literal translations. It is perceived as pure amateurism and you will be judged and weighted for the slightest error, which can result in losing a potential customer.

In general, French speakers are rather formal and that’s directly translated in the way they communicate with each other. They have two ways to say “you” and the right way of using this system is crucial to build trust and credibility. In a business environment it’s very important to master the right use of the words “tu” and “vous” as it is a matter of etiquette. It defines the interaction and the relationship between two people.

“Tu” is the informal and familiar way to address someone we know and “vous” indicates a polite and respectful relationship between strangers, professionals and between hierarchies. To make your content building even more complex, these words have a direct influence on verb conjugations, pronouns and adjectives. The wrong use of these words can have a negative effect on your professional interactions.

Our Native French speaking SEO experts translate and optimize your French website to the letter and we’ll adapt your marketing messages to your target audience. We know how and when to “tutoyer” and to “vousvoyer” depending on your Brand personality, your core message and the sensibilities of your potential customers.

 

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of all French search traffic passes through Google

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of online users never click passed the first page of the search results

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of clicks goes to the first organic result

IF YOU DON’T SHOW UP FIRST IN THE FRENCH SEARCH RESULTS, YOU’RE NOT EVEN AN OPTION FOR YOUR FRENCH SPEAKING AUDIENCE!

 

OUR APPROACH TO FRENCH SEO

Attract more relevant French website traffic that converts in new customers with specialized long term SEO strategies.

 

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IN-DEPTH SEO AUDIT

Through extensive keyword and local industry analysis we identify your business needs and we build a roadmap to achieve SEO success for your French website.

COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

Our SEO experts analyze your top competitor’s websites in order to build a strategy to outrank the competition.We find out what their strengths and weaknesses are and we plan accordingly.

KEYWORD STRATEGY

Using the right keywords for your French speaking target audience is key to success in your SEO campaign. We implement an extensive keyword strategy to produce unique and  high quality French content that converts into paying customers.

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ON PAGE OPTIMIZATION

We optimize your website structure, every word on every page and every image in order to make Google understand what your website is about and provide your French customers with a flawless user experience.

OFF PAGE OPTIMIZATION

We expand your online reach and help you capture a bigger audience by reaching out to highly authoritative websites and blogs in your French target market in order to build a powerful back-link profile for your French website.

NATIVE FRENCH SEO

Our French Native Speaking SEO experts use geo-targeted keywords to create unique content in order to get your company’s core message across to your French speaking audience.

 

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HIGH QUALITY CONTENT

By providing your potential customers with the most relative, high quality, unique and Google friendly content that informs and educates them, we establish your brand as an authority in your industry.  Over time this will result in an increase of website traffic, leads and more revenue for your business.

RE-ASSESSMENT

Because an SEO  campaign is an on-going process, we stay on top of the industry trends and implement the best SEO practices  to make constant positive improvements to your website.

MONTHLY REPORTING

In the end of each month we provide an in-depth breakdown of our SEO efforts and the results we achieve for your website. We also use this report to align our SEO strategy with the reality of the marketplace and adapt our plan of attack if necessary.

IMPLEMENT YOUR FRENCH SEO STRATEGY FROM THE GET-GO!

Translate every visual aspect of your French website with SEO in mind!

 

The key to success of translating your website in French is optimizing every aspect of the site for search while translating the content and building the website structure. When entering the French speaking digital arena you need to have all the cards in your favor to crush your local competition and to go for total domination!

Investing in a good website structure and the right country code top level domain extensions like .fr or .dz(Algeria) is a good base to start from. The search engines prefer to show their French speaking users unique local content as it’s considered as the most relevant information to the specific French search queries.

In any SEO campaign, keywords are the heart of the matter! Taking in consideration the cultural differences in the real world, you’ll have to assume there are different approaches to search and search intent in the digital world as well.

Instead of just translating your already ranking keywords you’ll need to adapt your content to the most common local search terms in order to gain more visibility in your local French market!

Another important factor in getting higher visibility in the search results is building a local network. You’ll need to reach out to the most relevant local industry related sources in order to create an effective back link profile which will help you to become an authority in your niche.

Our Specialized French SEO team will handpick the most converting French keywords and translate and optimize your content accordingly for your visitors and the search engines. This includes all the technical details like your webpage addresses (URL’s), Page Titles, your headlines (H1,H2,H3,…), Alternative Text, Images and Page descriptions.

GET YOUR FRENCH ACCENTS RIGHT, NOT JUST YOUR ACCENT!

To use or not to use, that’s the question!!

 

Even though it seems like a small detail in the larger scope of your website’s optimization, not understanding the use of the French accents like é, à, ô or ï can completely change the course of your brands visibility.

From a user’s standpoint, when using search engines the French don’t always use the accents, but on the other hand they will expect perfect spelling in the content of your website.

Not using the right accents or not using them at all can make or break your brand’s image because your French customer is used to perfect grammar and will judge the quality of your services according to the quality of your content.

 

In the eyes of the search engines it doesn’t matter whether you use the accent or not, they will show results for both queries, although… it could have an impact on your website’s ranking within the search results.

To keep it safe, always use the right spelling in your visual content, and find out which of the two search terms (with or without accent) is commonly used in local search terms so you can optimize the rest of your page accordingly.

Through thorough keyword research and keyword mapping our SEO experts will determine whether we should target the non-accented or the right version of the used words in order to boost your rankings in the search engines.

 

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GET YOUR NUMBERS STRAIGHT!

Numbers are numbers, right? WRONG!

Depending on which part of the world you’re from, you use different decimal operators to mark the difference between the whole and the decimal parts of a number.

The majority of European Countries like France, Belgium and Denmark, the Francophone part of Canada, French Speaking Africa and Latin America use the decimal comma (25,99) opposed to countries like the United States of America, United kingdom, Australia and New Zealand where the decimal point is used (25.99).

In Switzerland however they use the point as the decimal separator and an apostrophe to mark the thousands (1’025.50 Fr.) . In most other countries where they use the decimal comma, they separate the thousands in groups of three numbers with a space in between starting to the left or the right of the comma (254 000,25) and in the countries where they use decimal points they also use points to separate the thousands (254,000.25).

The place of the money symbol depends on the currency, and sometimes it’s rather confusing. The Dollar($) and the Pound(£) are put in front of the number ($10 and £10), but the symbol for Dollar Cents (¢) is put behind the number (25¢). On the other hand the Euro(€) and the Danish Kroner (Kr.) are put behind the number (200€) and in Switzerland they even use 5 different nominations for their Currency (Fr., Chf., SFr.,Fr.sv.,F).

When it comes to French phone numbers, you’ll need to localize their format according to each country. In France it’s common to write a phone number in sets of two digits like 0X XX XX XX XX, separated by a space (eg: 06 19 87 16 58). In Belgium they use 03/ XXX XX XX or 05/ XXX.XX.XX and in Canada and the USA it will be XXX-XXX-XXXX. When calling the French overseas Departments, inform yourself about country code prefixes, because they don’t all start with 0033… Martinique (+596), Guadeloupe(+590), Guyane(+594) and La Réunion(+262) are French, but different.

Even though the SEO impact isn’t that big when it comes to formatting your numbers, it’s better to get it right in order to offer the best user experience as possible. We help you to cover all the nitty gritty concerning your numbers and punctuation within your content to make it relevant to your local French audiences.

CONTENT IS KING, ESPECIALLY IN FRENCH!

Create premium and unique French content and become the authority within your target market!

Your potential customer uses the French Search engines to find the best possible information available in French. Instead of simply translating your original copy, it’s better to re-write your French content from scratch.

Compared to other languages like English for example, the French language often requires a lot more words, and longer words, to explain something, which will make the text a lot heavier to read and less to the point.

Especially when it comes to marketing copy, you need to create slogans and catchphrases that catch your reader’s attention immediately!

Our Skillfull SEO experts will create appealing and engaging content for your website to help you gain trust and credibility with your French customers and attract the most relevant visitors to your website.

We dig deep into local keyword research which will allow us to create powerful content on your website that will not only inform, but also educate your visitors.

Through smart and creative content marketing strategies we will help you become the authority within your local French market that your highly demanding visitors are looking for!

The more in-depth content you provide to your customers, the more likely it will be shared by other trusted and authoritative local sources which will produce a strong backlink profile for your website.

This, in turn, will help you to rank higher locally and obtain more relevant leads to your website, which we then can convert in paying customers!

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LET YOUR COMPETITION BE THOU TEACHER!

Find out why your French Speaking Competitors are ranking first, and beat them to it!

 

When you’re entering a new French Market, chances are that you’ll start off with competing with well established local brands. They usually have been around for years, they know their market on the back of their hand and they have created a solid Brand Recognition.
If you want to dominate your market, you’ll have to learn everything there is to know and more about local search behavior, webdesign and marketing techniques that work locally.
This doesn’t mean you just copy whatever your competitors are doing, but you can use what works for them, build upon that and blow your competition out of the water!
Like in any other SEO campaign, we thoroughly analyze your top competitors for their strengths and weaknesses, and in combination with state of the art keyword research, backlink analysis and local market knowledge, we build our SEO strategy in order to help you stand out of the crowd and bring your company right in front of your new French customers.

 

 

SPEED UP YOUR FRENCH WEBSITE!

Optimize your website for lightning speed, every second really counts!

If we take into consideration that the French Language requires about 25% more text to explain the same thing in English, website load speed really comes into play!

The faster your website loads and the better the user experience, the more chance you have to captivate your visitors and to convert them into customers. If you fail to provide these 2 important ranking factors to your visitors, they’re very likely to turn away from your website straight onto your competitor’s websites.

This will in turn give a bad signal to the search engines who will now rank you lower because clearly you didn’t provide what your visitor was looking for.

Once you start losing visibility, even if your site has great content, you’ll get less visitors and you’ll end up in a spiral of negative SEO signals. Face it, what do you do when a site loads too slow?

Our SEO experts will help you to provide the best possible user experience to your visitors by optimizing your website for lightning speed as well for Desktop, Tablet and all the different Mobile devices.

Through meticulous speed optimization and exquisite UX building we will make sure that once your customers arrive on your website, they want to stay as long as possible.

We will entice them to click to all the other pages on your site and increase your chances in getting more paying customers and ultimately more revenue.

As SEO is continuously evolving, we make sure to keep up with the latest industry standards and recommendations, both on your website and on the server side.

We ensure to keep every technical aspect of your website up to date with the latest technologies and versions available today.

By the constant monitoring of your site, we prevent problems from ocurring and we keep your website healthy!

FRENCH VOICE SEARCH OPTIMIZATION!

LISTEN TO THE QUESTIONS OF YOUR FRENCH CUSTOMERS!

 

Even though Voice Search is still in it’s infancy, the world and the industry is rapidly adapting to this speech recognition technology by providing more and more voice-enabled devices like Google Home, Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, Apple’s HomePod and Siri on mobile.

Voice Search is almost 4 times faster then typing  and the good news is that this technology is widely available in French, it even caters for different dialects like French from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada!

Even though people are looking for the same information,people tend to use a more natural language when we speak than when they type. The voice speech recognition technology doesn’t just understand the words, but it also takes in consideration related semantic text and the intention behind your query in order to give you the best possible result.

When optimizing your website for voice search, you need to understand the online customer journey and their search intent. In general they want to find information on a subject, how to go somewhere, do something or to buy a service or a product. In general they look for a short, clear answer so they can take immediate action.

Thanks to our French native speaking SEO experts, we have a deep understanding of the way your French audiences use voice search which allows us to optimize your content for question based searches by including direct answers within the bulk of your page.

This way we increase your chances to be found through voice search in the French Search Engines and it helps you to rank for more long-tail keywords, which will boost your overall rankings and online visibility.

YOUR FRENCH SEO INVESTMENT

At Different Dimensions we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach to SEO, so we can’t give you a flat rate for our SEO packages.

We adapt our French SEO package to the current state of your website, whether you already have a French website up or not, the different dimensions of your specific business needs and relative to the efforts required to achieve your ultimate SEO Results.

Every French SEO Campaign starts with a proof read and a thorough website audit to understand the scope of work ahead in order to create an appropriate roadmap to SEO success.

We usually see movement in ranking between 1 to 3 months and get you up to cruise speed between 6-12 months,depending on the competitiveness of the industry and the aggressiveness of the SEO Campaign you’re investing in.

 FRENCH WEBSITE TRANSLATION

We translate your existing website into French and optimize your keywords, your content,your images and all other On-Page factors on every crucial page of your website to drive more relevant traffic to your website and rank higher in the French Search Engine Results.

CUSTOMIZED MONTHLY SEO PLANS

We offer Tailor-made, cost-effective and long-term SEO strategies that increase your rankings and attract more traffic to your website. More traffic means more visibility. More visibility means more customers. More customers…you get the point!

ALL IN ONE ENTERPRISE SEO PACKAGE

Through extensive on-page and off-page optimization, diversified back-link generation and outreach to other authoritative websites, we help your brand to become a thought leader in your industry. This allows you to expand your online reach and capture a bigger audience.

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We’re excited to work on new projects! Once you contact us, our SEO team will effect a quick analysis of your website and reach out to schedule our first call or in-person meeting.

DISCOVERY

We’ll have a friendly conversation full of good questions to better understand your SEO objectives and to determine how we can help you reach your business goals with SEO.

KEYWORDS

Once we know your objectives and why we’re doing this project we’ll get straight into an extensive website and Keyword analysis and research to understand what needs to be done to make your project a succes.

STRATEGY

Now we’ve gathered all the necessary information we can develop a customized SEO strategy for your specific business needs and give you a detailed timeline and a list of deliverables,

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