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I was just wondering.... do you translate game descriptions in Google Play or not? I was thinking about those translations... most of them are made with Google Translate... wouldn't bad translations push away potencial new users of our apps?
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Hi!
i also translate my descriptions and titles.

This help me to get extra downloads from other languages : like turkish, portuguese, arabic, russian...

It's very recommended although the translated description is not readable
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I've heard that translating from English to Spanish, French, Russian can have a good impact. I'll need to test this out though.
We just use the google translate site. There will be mistakes of course but I think the Spanish and French translations might be a little better than Chinese or some other languages.

Did you test this out Roman? did you see an increase in downloads?

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Hello Martin!

I removed all of translations in my games cause most of them were very bad. My native language is Slovenian. If you translate from English to Slovenian... it is very bad. Now downloads of my games are falling.(I was wondering if translations give any extra keywords)
Few days ago I added translations again and I will post a screenshoot if there will be any changes.

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you can still using spanish/french/italian (Google translate)
 
i have tested them, and they are ok
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What about Russian?
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stupid tap challenge.JPG 

Few games have a little increase of downloads, but I found a lot of new foreign keywords that are ranking really high. I hope that downloads will keep increasing. In a week or 2 I will post screenshoot of total downloads. 



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Wow that's quite a noticeable increase.
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12 downloads per day is still VERY low. I hope that adding translations will get at least 30% increase in all apps. At the moment I get around 500 downloads per day for all games. 6 month ago I got more than 2000 downloads per day. 
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hey Roman. thanks for posting the screenshot, very interesting. Was that increase just due to adding Spanish, French, and Italian?

Cool, please post an update screenshot of the downloads when ready. It's interesting to see.
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I added translations a week ago to all of my games(had them few months ago but deleted them while most of translations were very bad)

Martin, I added all languages.(around 40 different languages)

I will post another screenshoot from appannie after a week so we will see if translations have any positive impact.

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I could exchange Italian translation with other language translation [smile]
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Riomoko, that is a great idea. I can provide Slovenian translations.
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Love the idea Romanian translations are available here [smile]


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Martin, if you read this... could you make another section for translations?
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I'm happy to make translation... I think we have to make some kind of google doc and I think we must start from a good english base corrected by real english people [wink]

you know with google doc you can make automatic translation? I post soon an example
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here the doc

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvOyO2wlNK88dFJGNWMzdTFLZTZheDVRN1FoNGN5OWc&usp=sharing

insert english in the english column and.... magic
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I found this one is very usefull : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al1cNCkGdEJfdF8xX0dsaHl6ZVpzMDF2OW9JaWVWMVE#gid=0

BTW, I can help with russian.

riomoko, The Russian translation of description isn't good.
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Hey guys, this is very cool. 
@Roman, great idea. I've just added a section for translation exchanges. Let me know how it goes.

I've also added 3 sections for iOS, google play, and amazon rating exchanges.

Thanks for the feedback on the forum [smile]
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Hey Roman, how did your downloads go this past few days after adding the new languages. Please post an update screenshot if you can, that'd be interesting to see.

Thanks [smile]
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Downloads went up a little bit last week. But... they are still to low. I was hoping for at least 50% increase. 


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