mincklerstraat - 9:52 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)
The value of good translation is indeed not to be underestimated. If you don't fall in the category of a site that can spend lots of cash and time on translation, however, it's essential that your translations have links to the page in the other languages available (esp. English). This is also a great feature even if your translations are really good, since people do surf in on foreign-language pages trying a search in that language when they might actually prefer another language. Having to go back to the home page and find the same page over again is a huge, huge pain. Unfortunately very few sites are built to this specification, and it does make the programming more complicated.