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How to Add the Google Translator Tool to Your Blogs and Websites

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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

How to use Google Translate on your websites and blogs.

How to use Google Translate on your websites and blogs.

How to Add the Google Translator Tool

How do you make your website or blog available in 64 different languages? Well, there is a way you can allow people who do not have English as their first language to read your website or blog.

As with everything to do with Google, it is easy to apply. You can install the translator Google created using the code below.

Google Translator Code

Copy and paste this code:

<div id="google_translate_element"></div><script>

function googleTranslateElementInit() {

new google.translate.TranslateElement({

pageLanguage: 'en'

}, 'google_translate_element');


</script><script src="//"></script>

They have given a fantastic demonstration of how this works on a mock website. I have given the link for you to have a look at this Google application at the end of this article. Blogger has made it even easier now to add the Translator Toolbar.

How to Install the Translate Google Button to a Google Blog

  • Go to the Design icon on your blog.
  • There will be a drop down menu of things you can add.
  • Find the one that says Translate.
  • Click the button.
  • That is it! You have added this to your Google Blog instantly.

Why Use the Google Toolbar on Your Site?

It allows its readers to translate your blog or site into their own language. There are sixty-four different languages available with the click of a button. This is very practical, so your readers get to have a choice of which language they use. This will give you a major advantage when it comes to readers who do not have English as their first language.

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Benefits of Translator for Your Readers

The benefits of this are that you get more potential readers all over the world. More readers mean you get higher up the search engine pages, too. How amazing that your visitors from all over the world can read and understand your articles and blog posts. These new readers will then share your blog or website with their followers. More traffic to your blog posts and sites means you earn more money.

If you do not know how to create a blog, then you can get step-by-step instructions when you click on the links at the end of this article. If you already have a popular blog up and running then why not earn some money from it. In another article, I will show you how to add Google AdSense and Amazon adverts so you can get paid for your blog posts.

Google Translate: Install this useful tool onto your website or blog.

Google Translate: Install this useful tool onto your website or blog.

Google Homepage 

If you have Google as your homepage the translate button appears on the top automatically every time you open your internet. It is there for your convenience to translate a word or paragraph whenever you want to. The toolbar is something I installed a long time ago and I use it constantly for many things.

Icon on the Toolbar

You can add whatever language or languages you need to translate onto the Google Toolbar and you can use these instantly. This too only takes seconds to activate. You just have to scroll down to the list of languages that is available and right-click the language you want to add. That’s it; you have added the icon button for that language onto your toolbar.

If you are reading or writing something in Spanish and want to translate it into English then you only have to shade it and then press the English Spanish translate icon on the toolbar. Your Spanish sentence translation is done instantly.

Advantages of Google Translate to the Writer

If you write online articles then being able to write in English would get you millions more readers. Some writing sites do not allow any other language but English because of the work involved in maintaining too many languages on the site.

You can write your article in your own language and translate the text into English by uploading the document with the use of the online translation tools. You can also do a Google search of the internet in your own language. This will translate your search text from your own language to theirs and then when the results are sent back to you it is translated back to your own language.

64 Languages Available

Do not be too disappointed if your first language is not on this list. Google continues to add more all the time. Here is the list below:

  • Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani,
  • Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian,
  • Catalan, Chinese simple, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech,
  • Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French,
  • Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati,
  • Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian
  • Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kannada,
  • Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese,
  • Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
  • Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish,
  • Tamil, Telugu Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu,
  • Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish

Google Translate Toolbar

You benefit by getting more readers to your sites and blogs. Because they also find it easier to get information from the internet in their own language these new readers will spread the word by sharing.

Extra new traffic to your writing means you can earn more money online from readers in other countries who would not normally have access to your information. So everyone wins. Use it and enjoy!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Kiran on May 21, 2020:


Dj on March 26, 2020:

Thank you very sir

Sidnei on January 31, 2020:

I´d like to put a button and a input type to the user write the word and see the translation, but it need to be only in portuguese to english, how can I do to do it? can you help me?

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on September 08, 2019:

Hello elohor, that's great, now you will get a lot more readers to your blog.

elohor on September 01, 2019:

awww thank you so much it worked on my blog

Glenn Welker on May 08, 2019:

On Facebook I have many friends who are Tibetan, but I cannot translate things into their language. However I can translate to Nepali which is very similar to Tibetan.

I am pretty sure that Google translate is very good but Google wants to be in China so they will not allow anyone to be able to translate into Tibetan for that very reason.

If anyone knows if Tibetan has a similar translator, please write to me so I can share it with my Tibetan friends!

You can reach me at:

Many thanks


Glenn Welker

P.S. - If you look at my web site I am sure you will see why my site will never be seen in China; Taiwan perhaps, but not China!

Although I do have a page on China:

as well as Tibet:

Thank you very much!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on July 04, 2015:

I am using translate tool in my blogs as I know some would love to read in their own languages. Thanks for sharing this very informative hub. Voted up and useful.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on December 11, 2014:

Thank You albpi, yes The Google Translator toolbar is a great tool

Albpi on July 04, 2014:

Hai .

Gorgeous here. I liked it!

Keep up the good work! :)

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 18, 2012:

Google translate is easy to add to your blogs and websites. it is well worth using because you allow people from around the world to read your articles in their own language.

Thanks ShaamCA for leaving a comment and sharing

ShaamCA from India on July 20, 2012:

very informative and interesting article ..thanks for sharing

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on February 19, 2012:

Thank you everyone for reading and taking to time to leave comments.

As a writer I have this translate button on all my blogs because I know people would prefer to read them in their own language if possible.

Max Clayne on September 23, 2011:

Very interesting and useful hub!

Keep Up the good Work.

glassvisage from Northern California on July 12, 2011:

Thanks for this Hub - I actually didn't know this was something that existed! I use Google Translate all the time because I'm trying to learn German. This can be very helpful and I'm glad to have learned about it. Thanks!

tnvrstar from doha, qatar on February 01, 2011:

Hey thanx for your articles. i lobe articles on technology and i also prefers to write articles on computer technology. thanx for sharing

AndroidSuperFan on December 30, 2010:

you know you could just use the Chrome browser and the translator feature is built right in

WildIris on December 28, 2010:

Thanks for the informative Hub. This sounds like the translator I've been looking for. The YouTube videos were helpful. Thumbs Up! Awesome!

billrobinson from CA, USA on November 25, 2010:

Very interesting. I should give it a try. Thanks!

postal code on November 11, 2010:

nice article thx for info

alertswiftreview from USA on October 18, 2010:

Google is the best one as it has all the functionality and this is one more amazing feature introduced by google. Already Google is the best search engine and now this feature really helps to convert text in other languages.

t-m-s on October 17, 2010:

Google is really good at translating, e.g. from English to Polish - surprisingly accurate I must say.

kinect for xbox 360 review on October 16, 2010:

Google Translate is a very handy tool. I just started using it myself. For the most part it is great but sometimes it doesn't seem to translate. I'm not sure if some sites have some sort of built in code preventing it from reading the text or what.

Multi Blogging on October 14, 2010:

wow.... It's like cool...

Anthony on October 05, 2010:

Do you know of any sites where I can see the toolbar in action?

kaltopsyd from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA on August 25, 2010:

I love using Google Translate. I've tried many other online translators but none come close to Google's convenience and auto-language detection. Just the other day I discovered that something someone had written on Facebook was in Polish. Very cool.

Good Hub.

Charles Fox from United Kingdom on August 24, 2010:

Google Translate is a wonderful tool and so is Yahoo Babelfish although this has somewhat gone out of fashion. Even where Google does not cover the language there are resources on the internet to do the job. When I translate my text for onward viewing I do a double-take. Translate one way and then translate back. If I can adjust the start text again and get a better result that is good. The ideal is achieved when the Chinese whispers return the exact message first sent. A bit of work but you have to work round the semantics and synonym issues inherent in all these programs. Google is not perfect but it is a good tool for getting the gist of what has been said. I shall link to this resource from my Google based hubs.

Gymfroggy from United Kingdom on August 24, 2010:

Wow that's neat... didn't know you could integrate it into your Blogs and things. Thanks for the great Hub.

growtharc on August 24, 2010:

Nice article about Google translate. I always has a problem with it that it use to translate page well but it was not evident the name of the language it has translated. But with Google Translate toolbar it now shows original language and translates pages automatically.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 23, 2010:

You’re welcome sunforged and thanks for reading the hub.

I have put the translate code onto my three Blogs too. As usual Google makes the process extremely easy and quick. I only had to copy and paste the code onto the ADD HTML button and it was done.

I am delighted that I can provide this service for my readers.

sunforged from on August 23, 2010:

Thank you for providing the goggle translate script for webpages, I had intended on implementing it on the past and it fell into the list of things to do. You have reminded me and provided the code!

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 23, 2010:

LeanMan It must be great for you to be able to use the translator all the time especially as you use the internet a lot.

Google really is the best lol

Tony from At the Gemba on August 23, 2010:

I use the translate facility quite often being out here in Saudi Arabia, it is very handy for being able to understand the various websites here, especially as so many insist on being loaded with Arabic script.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 23, 2010:

Thank you Wendy and Jay for reading the article and your comments. Google really is the best on the internet for new applications!

Jaypyramid on August 22, 2010:

It never fails to amaze me the amount of tools on the internet. Thanks Viking, that one will come in handy.

Wendy Henderson from Cape Coral on August 22, 2010:

This is really cool. Thanks for sharing this Google tip.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 22, 2010:

Hello Dobson, thanks for reading the hub. Yes if you watch the first You Tube Video Google have given a demonstration of how to use your mobile/cellphone with the Google Translate app.

There is a woman who speaks in Japanese and the translation is given in English. Amazing stuff.

L M Reid (author) from Ireland on August 22, 2010:

Thanks for reading and your comment K9. Yes Google is certainly coming up with lots of great ideas to make the internet useful and interesting.

Dobson from Virginia on August 22, 2010:

I heard just yesterday on NPR about voice recognition technology work at Google. It seems Google will not stop at giving us the tools to make our experience richer.

India Arnold from Northern, California on August 21, 2010:

What a visually rich hub! Translation of text in websites into 52 different languages is so very useful! Thanks for writing on this needed subject.


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