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Denmark - Danmark #1 [locked]
8 search engines, 5 directories
rencke

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Msg#: 55 posted 3:55 pm on Oct 22, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Denmark - Danmark
Fact sheet [odci.gov]
Domain(s): dk
Online population: 2,3 million (Sep 2000)
Native language(s): Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, (small German minority)
Understanding of English: Very high
Hosts in domain: 369.684 (Jul 2000)
Pages in language: 1,4 million (Sep 2000, all domains)
Pages in domain: 2,5 million (Sep 2000, all languages)
Local presence required for domain registration: Yes
Multiple domains allowed: Yes
Professional help: See bottom of page

Known general search engines:

Albot [albot.dk]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: 250.000 unique visitors/month Local language(s) required: No Local domain(s) only: No Search technology: Own
Meta description used in search replies: No! First 250-300 user viewable characters incl. ALT.Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: Yes. Very important. Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Big on link popularity. Important to have good ALT-description for images since they may be shown in search results. Default SE for TV2 home page and used by Sonofon, one of Denmark's biggest GMS providers. New and still unknown to the Danish public.

Altavista [dk.altavista.com]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: ?
Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: Yes Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: New!

Everyday [search.everyday.com]
Language interface: Danish, Swedish Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: Inktomi Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Ultra slow server

Kvasir [kvasir.dk]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: #2 with 446.000 unique visitors per week. Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: Fast. Uses Fast main index for global searches, own for local. Meta description used in search replies: No. Uses first text found on page.
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: No Keyword in title: No Keyword in description: No Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Keyword density in text - the higher the better. Directory service from LookSmart. No submission possibillities for LookSmart in Scandinavia yet (mid Nov 2000), but will be supplied through Kvasir. Submission to Kvasir via Fast.

Lycos Denmark [dk.lycos.de]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: ?
Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Direct Hit believed to serve first 3 listings on page 1.

MSN Search [search.msn.dk]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: No Local domain(s) only: Yes Search technology: Inktomi with Looksmart for directory services.
Meta description used in search replies: Yes
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: Slightly Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: Yes Keyword in meta keywords: Yes Keyword in header: Yes Keyword in 1st paragraph: Yes Keyword in linktext: Yes Other: Uses Internet keywords from Realnames.

Opasia [opasia.dk]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: #3 with 320.000 unique visitors per week Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: Altavista
Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: ?

Thor [danielsen.com]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: Altavista Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: Yes Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Old database.

Known general directories:

Aeiwi [aeiwi.com]
Language interface: English Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Jubii [jubii.dk]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: #1 with 860.000 unique visitors/week. 50% of SE market Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes Search technology: ? Meta description used in search replies: No
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: Yes Keyword in title: No Keyword in description: No Keyword in meta keywords: No Keyword in header: No Keyword in 1st paragraph: No Other: 5 keywords can be chosen when submitting a site

Yahoo Denmark [dk.yahoo.com]
Language interface: Danish Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: Believed to rank 3rd after Jubii and Kvasir.

Leitel (Faroe Islands) [leitel.fo]
Language interface: Faeroese Traffic volume: ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? No. of categories allowed per site: ? Search method: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Other: ?

Local people who can help with translations and advise:

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Updated Jan 26, 2001

Edited by: rencke

Edited by: rencke

Edited by: rencke

 

NFFC

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Msg#: 55 posted 5:20 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Interesting debate, here's another view:

"Foreign-language" speakers of English live in places where English is not singled out in any formal way, and tend to learn it to communicate with people from elsewhere. Examples might be Japanese who travel abroad on business and Italians who work in tourism in their own country. The distinction between the two categories of non-native speakers is sometimes blurry. In Denmark and Sweden the overwhelming majority of children are taught English in school -- does that constitute a special status?

Atlantic Online [theatlantic.com]

Mikkel Svendsen

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Msg#: 55 posted 6:24 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

The way CIA put it i guess is OK but you forgot that very important "small minority" - it is indeed a VERY small minority! :)
I would say there are just as many swedes here as germans - maybe more. And generally speaking a lot more people speak english.

So in terms of SEO and marketing Danish is the language you need to use to target most people here. You can use english to taget some but only a very few if you use german, greenlandic or Faroese. On top of that most SE's filter on .dk TLDs or will only accept pages in Danish.

rencke

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Msg#: 55 posted 6:50 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

>most SE's filter on .dk TLDs or will only accept pages in Danish

Aha! Ach so! Zey are diskriminating against ze VERY schmall minority, eh? Zat is not a pretty pikture you are painting here! Wot vill zey do if ze Germans ask for all of ze words back zat ze Danes have borroved? Like wienerbrød und frikadeller? Zey vill haff to be kalled Danish pastry und meatballs!

Not wanting to be the cause of a civil war i Denmark, I will add CIA's "small minority" to the main entry above. I will strike Faroese when they gain their independence, which I understand is in the cards. As to Greenlandic, I guess it will remain one of the burdens that colonial powers have to carry ;)

>just as many swedes here as germans
Sure. But they are there to buy cheap beer only.

oLeon

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Msg#: 55 posted 7:00 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

<<native language>>

How to define? As spoken of your parents? Learnt in school?
Spoken of the people around you?

In the south of Jylland there are people called german. born in Danmark, and their native language is german, though their nationality is danish. (called german minority, the same on the other site of the german-danish borderline in Schleswig-Holstein: native language danish with a "D" in the passport)
Not to become a historian I only want to say: there are many reasons that danske may deny the minority of german people.

rencke

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Msg#: 55 posted 7:11 pm on Feb 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

That's what I thought too and that is why I have been unwilling to go along all the way with Mikkel on this subject. I do read history books and I was also mindful of the situation in my own country, where people living in the capital seem to have forgotten that we have a minority speaking samic. They were in fact here before we were, by the looks of it. Sweden's aboriginal population.

The discussion about Denmark has now become so long that it is difficult to load over a normal modem. It will continue in Denmark part 2 here [webmasterworld.com]

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