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Top 10 Language Service Providers 2013

Top 10 language service providers 2013

STAR Group ranks seventh biggest translation company in the world / STAR Translation Imaging

Language Service Providers 2013, released

This week the Common Sense Advisory released its report on the top 100 language service providers in the world.

The Common Sense Advisory is an independent market research company based in Massachusetts, that helps companies profitably grow their international businesses, and gain access to new markets and new customers.

STAR ranks as the 7th largest translation company in the world, 2013

The top 10 language service providers:

  1. Lionbridge Technologies
  2. HP ACG Common Sense Advisory
  3. TransPerfect / Translations.com
  4. SDL
  5. Language Line Solutions
  6. Euroscript International S.A.
  7. STAR Group
  8. Welocalize, Inc.
  9. RWS Group
  10. Manpower Group Solution, language services

We are delighted to be in the Top 10 again this year. STAR has shown consistent growth over the last 25 years and more. With offices around the world, we are perfectly positioned to help our customers grow their international business.

The full report is available from the Common Sense Advisory.

Highlights of the report showed that some of the larger translation companies increased their workforce. STAR was amongst the six elite companies highlighted in this area.

The report also detailed some of the fastest growing areas of the international language business. Nearly 75% of respondents reported that translation was the fastest growing service, followed by website globalization, software localization, and on-site interpreting.  Other areas to note include voice-over, dubbing, narration and subtitling.

We provide our customers with a variety of professional services; our digital marketing team provides many voice and video services to help our customers deliver multilingual multimedia content.

The STAR Team

Top 10 Languages on the Internet

Top 10 languages on the Internet

Top 10 Languages on the Internet, 2011

We are often asked, “what is the best language to translate our website into?”

More and more people are using the Internet every day, and in many different languages. The chart above will help you decide which languages to translate your website into based on the number of Internet users and the languages they use online.

As English is an international language, the analytics from Internet World Stats show that most people use English when surfing the web. Indeed, English speaking internet users increased by 5%, from 537 million users to 565 million between 2010 and 2011.

Chinese ranked second with about 510 million internet users. The number of Chinese internet users increased by 14.6% from 445 million in 2010 to 510 million in 2011.

Then, Spanish ranked third with a growth increase of 7.8% between 2010 and 2011. The number of Spanish internet users grew from 153 to 165 million.

Top 10 languages on the Internet, Internet users by languages in 2011

Users by language, 2011

We partner with companies selling worldwide to help them grow their business globally. We provide translation services, global consultancy and multilingual SEO advice for more than 70 languages.

The STAR Team

At the time of publication we offered translation services for 40 languages. We have updated this article to read more than 70 languages as part of our new services – 11th December 2015

Top 10 Sites, 2012

Top 10 Sites, Global Players

If you are doing international business, then you have to make sure your website is visible to everyone — you need to understand the competition. Everyone knows Google is the number one site in the world, but who are the other big players?

Top 10 Sites of 2012

  1. Google Search: As expected, Google is the world’s number one search engine
  2. Facebook: The world’s most “liked site” and social platform of choice around the world. And still growing at an amazing rate!
  3. YouTube: The site replacing our TVs. More video content is uploaded every day to YouTube than the entire global TV production output. YouTube is the new TV!
  4. Yahoo!: Despite all you hear about Yahoo it still commands a massive audience
  5. Baidu: The number one Chinese search engine. If you’re doing business in China, then you need to be sure your site is visible on Baidu
  6. Wikipedia: If you need to know everything about anything, then Wikipedia is the website of choice for information
  7. Windows Live: Microsoft’s communication engine
  8. Blogspot: Free blogging site hosted by — yes you guessed it — Google!
  9. QQ: China’s largest Internet portal
  10. Twitter: For all those people in the world that need to communicate in 140 characters or less

Just outside the Top 10, but still in the top 20 are Amazon, LinkedIn, Google India, TaoBao, Yahoo Japan, MSN and eBay

The STAR Team

Source: Alexa March 2012

Top 10 Languages, How Popular is Irish?

Top 10 Languages of 2011, how popular is Irish?

Top 10 Languages of 2011, how popular is Irish?

How Popular is Irish?

As we are midway through Seachtain Na Gaeilge we thought we’d ask, how popular is Irish?

As a translation company, we provide translation into over 45 languages including Irish, from our offices in Dublin 3.

We did an analysis of all our translations for 2011 and we are happy to publish the results for our Irish readers.

You might imagine that our closest international neighbours are at the top with German and French being the most popular languages we translated into last year.

Irish follows closely at number three. English translation is number four [from various other languages.]

Our Japanese teams were kept very busy at number five. Japanese is specialised and the demand in quality for the market is exceptionally high.

An interesting one in the mix is Swedish, which comes in at number eight in the list. Maybe this is the IKEA influence in Ireland!

The STAR Team