UX Testing - Landing Language Selection

Description

Problem

In light of SEO tactics, we needed to scrap an automatic redirection feature. Specifically for this use case:

A learner lands on edx.org. Their browser language preferences are set to Spanish.

Currently, we redirect these learners to edx.org/es. However, this is not in line with SEO best practices, and as such, it has been heavily recommended that we do not automatically redirect a learner to a page.

Goals

For learners landing on edx.org with no language preferences, does leaving the language selector in the footer create a significant barrier to learners interacting with the page?

Potential Testing

Show uxtesting.com users three different options and ask them to change the language to english?

Option #1: put the language selector into the header, so that the learner can see the language selector immediately.

Option #2: show the learner a message, e.g. "It looks like your browser preferences are set to Spanish, would you like to see our pages in Spanish?" and prompt them to choose a language.

Option #3: do nothing and assume that the learner will find the language selector in the footer.

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Darren Domingos

Reporter

Jasper Ho

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