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Poland - Polska
Fact sheet [odci.gov]
Domain(s): pl, .com.pl
Online population: 2,8 million (7,3%) (July 2000)
Native language(s): Polish
Understanding of English: ?
Hosts in domain: 260.000 (Jul 2000)
Pages in language: 3,3 million (April 2001), all domains)
Pages in domain: 4,57 million (April 2001, all languages)
Local presence required for domain registration: Local contact address needed
Multiple domains allowed: Yes
Professional help: See bottom of page

Known general search engines:

Ahoj [ahoj.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #10 Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: Using Google's main index. Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: No Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: Yes, big Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: No Keyword in meta keywords: No Keyword in header: Yes Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Portal. Not spam: Kwds duplication, invisible text, tiny text, fast meta refresh.

Altavista.com is #5 in Poland. (Most visited site for 3% in dec 2000)

Arena [szukaj.arena.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #6 in Poland. (Most visited site for 2% in dec 2000) Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes (Others on request, but must be in Polish) Search technology: Infoseek Meta description used in search replies: Yes, default. (Can be changed)
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: Yes Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: Yes Keyword in meta keywords: Yes Keyword in header: No Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Things that worked in Altavista 3 years ago observed to work well in Arena. 7 million sites inexed. Keywords in ALT important. Kwds close together help ranking. Spam: kwd duplication, invisible text, fast meta refresh.

Gazeta [gazeta.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #6 in Poland. (Most visited site for 2% in december 2000) 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: ?

Interia [szukaj.interia.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #4 in Poland. (Most visited site for 3% in december 2000) Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes Search technology: Altavista Meta description used in search replies: ?
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: No Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: Yes Keyword in meta keywords: No Keyword in header: No Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: New fast server. Kwds in ALT help ranking. Kwds close to top help. Spam: Kwds duplication, invisible text, tiny text, fast meta refresh. Search options "Wyszukiawarka polska" means "Polish web", "zagraniczna" means "World" search and "katalog polska" means "directory search".

Netoskop [poland.com]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #9 in Poland. (Most visited site for 1% in december 2000) Local language(s) required: No Local domain(s) only: Yes (Exceptions listed here [netoskop.poland.com])
Search technology: Own Meta description used in search replies: Yes
Things that help ranking: Local language: No Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: Yes (short names observed to rank higher) Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: Yes Keyword in header: Yes, whole header family. Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Keyword density, placement and proximity important. Keyword in links count. Netoskop only engine to support Polish character set (ISO8859-2) Index of 5 million pages appr.=100%

onet.pl [onet.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #1 in Poland. (Most visited site for 32%, 224 mill page views in dec 2000) Local language(s) required: Yes Local domain(s) only: Yes No. of categories allowed per site: editor discretion Search method: Polish pages (default)(powered by Infoseek), Directory, World search (powered by Altavista with option for Google.)
Things that help ranking: Local language: Yes Local domain: .pl only Keyword in URL: Yes Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: Yes
Other: Database size: 7 million pages in database, 250.000 listings in volunteer powered directory. Important to submit site to directory. No spam penalty for kwd repetition.

RMF FM [rmf.fm]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #8 in Poland. (Most visited site for 1% in dec 2000)[color=#CE0000] ? Local language(s) required: ? Local domain(s) only: ? Search technology: [color=#CE0000]Altavista Meta description used in search replies: Yes
Keyword in URL: ? Keyword in title: ? Keyword in description: ? Keyword in meta keywords: ? Keyword in header: ? Keyword in 1st paragraph: ? Other: Portal. Search options "Wyszukiawarka polska" means "Polish web", "zagraniczna" means "World" search and "katalog polska" means "directory search".

Known general directories:

Czas Na Links [cnl.tonet.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: 4000 unique visitors per month 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: ?

Hoga [www.hoga.pl]
Language interface: English, Polish 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: ?

PolishWorld [polishworld.com]
Language interface: English, Polish 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: ?

Wirtualna Polska [wp.pl]
Language interface: Polish Traffic volume: #2 in Poland. (Most visited site for 31,9% in december 2000) Local language(s) required: In directory only Local domain(s) only: No No. of categories allowed per site: 5 Search method: 1. Directory search, 2. Web via Fast index, 3. World via Inktomi. Also: ftp, mp3, shopping and .pl newsgroup searching.
Things that help ranking: Local language: ? Local domain: ? Keyword in URL: Yes Keyword in title: Yes Keyword in description: No (only in directory description) Other: Kwds in ALT help ranking.

WOW! [wow.pl]
Language interface: Polish 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: Features about 20.000 links.

Yahoo.com is the #3 site in Poland (Most visited site for 3% in dec 2000)

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Updated 24 April 2001

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PolishWorld submission guidelines say :

Polishworld is a directory of Polish related links intended for English-speaking internet users worldwide. As such, your site has to:
1. contain English-language content
2. contain Poland or Polonia related information

10:52 pm on Aug 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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About Arena - it just declared bankruptcy, so I guess the site won't be around for long.
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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Mykel. I and my collegues hope that you will like our "University of Searh Engine Optimisation".

So, Arena is a goner. I guess the shake down among lesser search engines has now reached Poland. Eventually, I guess there will be judt one or two purely Polish engines left. Plus Polish versions of the big international engines.

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Hello! :)
Just like everyone else here I've been lurking for sometime. I've already found the forum vary helpfull.
As for Arena, well, you're right. It failed after an unsuccessful IPO. The shakedown has begun. It was bound to happen, since there were I think more than 10 portals here and still some people founded more. Guess they didn't have where to throw their money away.
Ahoj is also having serious financial trouble.
The ones that will most certainly be left are the big three, that is Onet, WP and Interia. But they too have recently shaved their staffs.
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>The ones that will most certainly be left are the big three

That's what I think too, unless Google kills the last of the three. Poland is a large country with a big population and the online part of that is growing rapidly. Haven't seen any figures from 2001 yet, though. Have you?

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The most recent data I could find (available for free) was from April.
[webexpress.pl...]

It's in Polish, so to sum up:
16,4% of the respondents declared that they use the Net at least once a month. The most used portals are: Onet (44,3%), Wp (27,7%), then Interia 5,8%. Google isn't at all visible here, but you can search through it when you use WP.

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Ahaa!!! As I thought: There has been rapid growth in the Polish online population. Our old figure for Poland of 2.8 million (7.3%) was from July 2000. Your new one of 16.4% indicates an online population of 6.2 million.

Could you you check the article to see if the sample they used was drawn fron the entire Polish population and not some smaller part of it?

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As they put it, the polls are carried out on a "representative group of 2096 people above 15 years of age". That of course would mean less than 6 mln, but unfortunately I don't know how much.
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I would like to add some recent data about polish Internet:
- number of domains 131719 (*.pl)
- number of pages = about 20 mln
- number of indexed polish pages in SE's = max 11 mln
- according to OBOP Research (05'2001) 19,4% of population declare access to Internet. In my opinion 2/3 of them are active.
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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, oh great Ceasar!. We hope you will like this place.

19,4% eh? It's getting better and better. So perhaps then, an online population around 6 million might be right? I will be updating the Poland overview above with your and Mykel's statistics.

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19,4% is a bit exaggerated, since according to the definition used in the study, access to the Internet is "the possibility to connect to the Internet, regardless of the actual skills of the respondent". So my Grandma also has access, even though she won't come near my computer.
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Please add one more polish SE - the name is Netsprint.
Technical data:
- Language interface: Polish
- Traffic volume:?
- Local domain(s) only: yes
- Search technology: Using own main index
- Database size: 10 million pages.
Engine was made by polish programers - it's very similar to Google. You can find Netsprint on polish portals: Hoga.pl, Arena and on some more sites in ASP model.
More info in my service: www.searchengines.pl (sorry it's in polish).
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Hi
Iīm interested in the use of languages in Poland: Am I correct to assume russian and german being the most used second languages? How about english, with Polandīs membership in the NATO and perhaps french, for historic connections?
Also, what SEs do Polish people use for international searches, has Google or a Fast powered engine already arrived in Poland?
Thanks!
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Russian is known by most of the older generation. Most young people though, and this is especially true for the ones using the Internet, have at least some knowledge of English. German is less popular.
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Popularity of search engines in polish Internet (july/august 2001):

1.Infoseek 35% (polish sites only- Onet.pl)
2.Google.com 16%
3.Altavista 15% (Onet.pl, Gazeta.pl, Interia.pl)
4.Google 11% (wp.pl,tenbit.pl,hoga.pl)
5.Yahoo.com 6%
6.Emulti.pl 5% (multisearch)
7.Netoskop 2% (poland.com)
8.AltaVista.com 4%
9.Others 6%

Source - www.searchengines.pl

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I don't mean to be rude, but the results you posted are based on a poll on your page and can't be considered representative of the whole online population.
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So look at another table:(15.08 - 22.08)
1. 47.7% (-0.3%) onet.pl
2. 29.5% (+1.3%) wp.pl
3. 6.1% (-0.2%) google.com
4. 5.8% (-0.7%) arena.pl
5. 4.5% (-----) interia.pl
6. 1.5% (-----) msn.com
7. 1.3% (+0.1%) yahoo.com
8. 1.1% (-0.1%) emulti.pl
9. 0.9% (-----) hoga.pl
10. 0.7% (-0.1%) altavista.com
11. 0.6% (-----) poland.com
12. 0.4% (+0.1%) ahoj.pl

Population - 400000 users coming to monitoring sites/week.
62844 of them comes through search engines located on portals and services(see table).
Source - Gemius.pl

Mykel - are You satisfied ?

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Now I am :)
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I was wondering about onet.pl:
They are still using Infoseek? Who is Infoseek then?
Saw on their pages also mentioned Altavista.
On this page [szukaj.onet.pl] even Google is to be found.

Those online translations just donīt work out too good with Polish, I guess the different charset makes it even harder for the programmes.

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In the "what's new" section, all they say is that they've worked on a custom version of the old infoseek engine with the original programmers from Foster City, CA.

If you need more help, sticky me.

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Very strange, Netsprint looks like Google - even the Sponsored Links are the same. Could it be that its a kind of subsidiary of google (unknown of them...)?
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oLeon, you are absolutely right!
It looks excately like Google. What is going on there?
Maybe we could ask 'googleguy' to take a look at it..
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Well the interface looks similar to Google's. Has been for a while. I'm sure Google knows about it. I don't see any problem here. Why not copy a successful model?
BTW: Cesar informed us about this in September - see above.
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Something about Google on the press page...

Kopernik.pl, 27 sierpnia
Wywiad: "Tak jak Google"

http:*//netsprint.pl/prasa_main.html

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>Something about Google on the press page
It's an interview, looks interesting...

Darn, been hunting for an online translation facility for polish-->english. The only one I know of is down.
Anyone?

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<url>http://www.worldlanguage.com/Translation.htm</url>
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Thanks Eric
that's Intertran - has lately been down most of the time I'm trying to access it.
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was working OK for me yesterday afternoon...extremely slow though, and was down (at least for Spanish) the day before
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Wirtualna Polska
[wp.pl] now appear to be offering a choice of Google or Fast search.
 

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