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Wordtracker for Arabic Countries

 1:39 pm on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Are there any sources to find what keywords are searched for in arabic?

Wordtracker doesn't cover arabic and Google and Overture also don't seem to look at arabic as market for them.



jeremy goodrich

 8:17 pm on Mar 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Haven't looked into marketing in Arabic before myself, perhaps somebody else has some data on this?

There are huge numbers of Arabic speakers world wide...so perhaps there are at least keyword spies or something.



 12:42 am on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't have anything on that one either zgb999. What are the arabic words for "Search Spy" and "Search Voyeur"? That may help us track some down.



 11:50 am on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Most people in Arabic speaking countries search in English. Partly because they are normally very fluent in English, partly because they already know they aren't going to find what they are looking for by searching in Arabic. However, many like to use automatic translation tools once they find a site in English.
I do wish somebody invents a keyword tool in Arabic! :)


 2:24 pm on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your valuable feedback.

It is really astonishing that not even Google who has Arabic as language setting offers to target this market. Are there any Search Engines offering keyword targeting for the Arabic market?


 10:17 am on Apr 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

for your information, 60% of arabic surfers search in arabic for locally web sites and 40% for in an international language (english, french, german...)

but for international web sites or themes, they are 98% who are searching in an international langage

Mohamed Ali ELLOUMI (MAE)

[edited by: Woz at 2:21 am (utc) on April 30, 2003]
[edit reason] No Sigs please. [/edit]


 6:10 pm on Apr 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks elloumi
Any idea how many Arabic surfers there are world wide?

Just curious.


 8:25 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

i have no idea about arab surfer outside arab countries.

my estimations, there are about 7 milion arab surfers in arab countries.

there are 1,5 bilion persons on this world who speaks/read arabic (estimation of sakhr software company)

the population of arab coutries are mostly youth, that's why we predict a high exponentional grouth of the number of surfers.

Around 55.5 million Chinese speakers are online, compared to 52.1 million Japanese speakers, 25.2 million Korean speakers, 4.8 million Malay speakers and 4.4 million Arabic speakers.



 9:56 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld elloumi,

good find with the article.

>high growth of the number of surfers.

It seems that the Arabic speaking community deserves a close eye to the future. perhaps the next wave.



 10:12 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

>It seems that the Arabic speaking community deserves a close eye to the future. perhaps the next wave.

that's what we're working on :)

we have many studies made for a french client (first ISP) about search engines and directory in arab countries.

i'll send you a link about word tracker about one country, wich is tunisia


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