Web site translation and localization platform Dakwak, which we first profiled in July 2013 when it was part of 500 Startups’ sixth class, has launched a new freemium model to attract small- to medium-sized businesses. The startup hopes that the simplicity of its translation service and search-engine optimization for sites across different languages will convince companies to upgrade to paid plans that start at $50 per month.
Dakwak has also signed deals with Web security provider CloudFlare and domain hosting service Go.Co to market its services to their customers. On CloudFlare, Dakwak’s free app, which performs search-engine optimized translations, is now available for download.
Waheed Barghouthi , founder and CEO of Dakwak, says the freemium model is meant to position Dakwak as an attractive alternative for SMBs that want something more powerful than Google Translate’s Website Translator widgets, which allows site visitors to instantly translate…
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