Global Domain Strategy

A critical step in global expansion is to formalize your domain strategy, which will determine how you will be represented in the markets and the technical infrastructure necessary to grow. Many multinational brands do not have uniform domain structures or a centralized DevOps team, making managing local and global websites challenging.  Our many years of experience in consulting and managing for some of the largest brands has given us unique expertise in managing hreflang across all aspects.  The following are some of the key activities in this process.

Domain Strategy Development 

During this step, we will review your global universe of existing sites, market expansion plans, technology infrastructure, and budget then develop a comprehensive plan for managing current and future web deployments to save money, resources and achieve scalability.

Target market Detection/Presentation Strategies

Complimenting the Domain Strategy will be technology and process recommendations on using IP detection and other geotargeting methods to identify web visors and route them to the best experience that will increase revenue and user satisfaction.

Content Management System Strategies

In many cases, CMS systems are deployed without consideration of any cross-domain strategies. They are often configured after the fact to try to shoehorn in languages, resulting in extensive redirects or varied web setups.

Cross-Border Resource Management and Scale Techniques

We will present various options for managing your websites centrally and leveraging shared development resources that will minimize overhead, reduce friction to deploy new sites and ensure that best practices for SEO, Digital, and Alaysitcs are integrated.

Benefits of Centralized HREFLang Management

In our experience with decentralized brands or multiple brands, it is very common for domains to be haphazardly managed due to a lack of protocols or acquisitions added without deeper integrations.

Ensure and Correct Inconsistent Implementation: By managing centrally at the corporate level, you ensure your domains and websites are handled uniformly.  You can also control redirects and access to CMS and sites to increase security and improve web effectiveness. Using a centrally managed program guarantees a uniform and accurate creation and management of sites/domains to ensure optimal results for all markets and brands.

Enable Brand and Market Teams Focus:

Often local markets and brands do not have the resources or access to the CMS to manage their content resulting in it not being maintained correctly.  We often find many requests from local market agencies for updates but due to the lack of communication or central organization, these are often not actioned.  In most cases, the market is not able to make changes to templates and other governance rules, but the global web team does not respond to requests for updates. By developing a ticketing system, differences from market to global site-wide changes can be actioned faster.