Jun 14 2012

Top 10 languages used on the internet

Published by Star Translation at 10:56 am under Translation

Here at STAR we are often asked…

“What is the best language to translate our website into?”

More and more people are using the Internet everyday in many different languages, so we designed this chart to help you decide based on the number of internet users and the language they use online.

Top 10 language users on the internet

As English is a global language, the analytics from “Internet World Stats” show that most people use English when surfing on the Internet. 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 of Internet users of the language. 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.

Internet users by languages in 2011

Internet users by languages 2011

STAR partners with companies selling worldwide to help them grow their global business. We provide translation services, global consultancy and multilingual SEO advice in over 44 languages.

By STAR Translation Services

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