An overcrowded road in India’s capital New Delhi which is the most polluted national capital in the world. Photo: Rakesh Raman / RMN News Service
Google believes that over half a billion (50 crore) Indian language users will be on the web in the next three years. This, according to Google, presents a huge opportunity for local language content creators to expand their reach and to improve the local language web ecosystem.
Currently, Google is hosting the Webmaster conferences 2019 (rebranded from Google Search conference) as the company says it deeply cares about the creation of local language content and discovery of this content.
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These conferences (June 17, 2019 – August 09, 2019) are a series of one-day events across 15 cities in India to help local language publishers and webmasters understand how they can make their content easily accessible to the growing number of Internet users across India.
Along with Hindi, the conferences will be covering four other Indian languages: Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Bengali. Google says these conferences primarily aim to support Indian language publishers bridge the Indian language content gap that exists on the web today.