Local websites are becoming the need of the hour and that’s why Hindi websites will also be in the know soon. Actually, Google is planning to bring more and more Indian people connected to the web with the Hindi language.
Google is looking to boost its presence in various parts of the world by going deeper and connecting to the masses. Not all the people in the world can speak, understand or communicate through the English language. To overcome this problem, it is vital that that are websites through local languages as well.
Indian Languages Internet Alliance
To address this problem, Google formed the ILIA – Indian Languages Internet Alliance. As Hindi is the major language in India, Google plans to have more of Hindi websites so that more Indian people can be online. This would give more exposure to the Indian people who can communicate only in Hindi.
Google Voice Search
In an important announcement that would give a push to Hindi websites, Google said that the users now will be able to Voice Search in Hindi too. The results and the content can also be shown in the same language. Google has also come up with a Hindi keyboard.
The new keyboard comes with predictive text, which means the keyboard can predict what text should follow next after you have typed a certain word. This way, typing with the Hindi keyboard will be easier than the current keyboard that does not allow that amount of ease.
Giving Priority to Hindi
Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India. No wonder, it would be given first preference. And actually, more and more people are getting connected to the web through Smartphones. So, the number of users in India is constantly on the rise.
It is estimated that India will have a user base of 500 million in three years from now. And the key part in this is not all of these users will be able to use English online. That’s why the need to have Hindi websites has become the need of the hour.
Amit Singhal, who is the Head of Search at Google, was present during the event. And quite understandably, he was quickly over to Hindi to explain and speak about the expectations from the project.
Google will have this technology incorporated for more Indian languages too. So, more people will be able to use the technology. The mega search engine is just bracing up for the new experiment. Of course, the trials and the learning process of working with the Hindi language will help Google to analyze things and come up with better ways while introducing new languages.
The Problem Areas
The problems in having Hindi websites are the limited number of reader base. There are not even a handful of bloggers who blog in Hindi. Moreover, only reputed newspapers have websites that have Hindi content. So, breaking into the new language category will not be easy.
More and more local languages and sites, as the Hindi websites, will be a part of the internet over the next few years an internet spreads its presence all over the world.