June 12, 2008

Dictionary audiences

The following table shows the top 5 source counries of visitors to the French Linguistics site and to its sister Spanish site. Figures are for the previous month. Visitors to the French Linguistics site:

Visits to French Linguistics
Country% Visits
US32 %
UK24 %
Canada15 %
Australia3.9 %
France3.2 %

Visitors to the sister Spanish/English dictionary and resources site (Español-Inglés) are shown below. The high figure for Mexico, the site's "home territory", may well be due to searches in that specific territory which put it in a comparatively high position for the search term Spanish Dictionary (the latter example from Live search with a country code of MX), and its large population and relatively good connectivity compared to other Latin American Spanish-speaking countries.

Visits to Español-Inglés
Country% Visits
US44 %
Mexico15 %
UK10 %
Canada4.2 %
Spain2.4 %

(One way of redressing the balance will be to look at dictionary directories specific to particular countries. Those where the dictionaries are currently listed such as Gimpsy's 'translate word' page or Directory 7's dictionaries page are arguably anglo-centric.)

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