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Internet World Stats News
Number 001 - July
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Welcome to this first edition of the
Internet World Stats Newsletter (IWS News for short).
Sorry for the long delay. You probably thought we had forgotten
your opt-in subscription to IWS News!
The truth is we were busy recovering from a catastrophic hard
disk failure back in January, 2004. Yes, those things do happen when
you least expect and at the worst moment. Murphy’s Law. You can
imagine how bad we felt after this incident or accident or
whatever other word you wish to call it.
Looking back, however, we now think that it was the best thing
that could have happened to us. Yes, the best thing, but let me
explain why. From that moment on we broke with the past, and
started to live in the future.
Sometimes you get stuck in the routine, doing the same old
things, and getting the same old results. Some would call this "
business as usual ". But the truth is that you will be missing many
opportunities to improve and to grow your Internet
We have changed many things after the hard disk failure and the
Internet World Stats site has grown enormously in content and in
traffic in the last few months. Our ranking in the search engines
The morale of the story is this: don't wait for being shaken by
a catastrophe to break with the past. Start living in the
future, now. Live the times of constant change, live the times of the
Internet. It is the best way to progress today.
Change whatever must be changed on time, and just keep on
working with enthusiasm.
The Pop Unders are
Back in 2002 when we started the Internet World Stats
website and traffic was very small, we initiated a non-intrusive exit pop-under
campaign to generate traffic to the web site. This arrangement worked very well
in the beginning and exit exchange traffic started to grow.
But things changed, the popunders became a nuisance and some
visitors complaint, with very valid reasons. We are glad to
announce that as of July 1st, 2004 all pop-unders are gone
forever from IWS.
We were afraid that this measure would affect the site's traffic
and our page ranking. The website traffic did go down for three
days, but then we had a very pleasant surprise: the visitors
started to come back in larger numbers. Removing the pop-unders
was the best thing for everybody.
The traffic we lost was non-targeted, random traffic. The
traffic we have gained is from people really interested in reading
the contents of the IWS website and surfing without disturbing
pup-unders, popups, adware, and other such nuisances.
The Top Ten Languages in
This statistic has been publishing featuring the Top 10 Internet
Languages, according to the number of Internet users. It is new
original content of IWS and may be viewed at: Top Ten.
The data is for June, 2004, and can be condensed as follows:
The 10 top languages in the Internet are:
1st - English, with 293 million Internet users.
2nd - Chinese, with 98 million Internet users.
3rd - Japanese, with 65 million Internet users.
4th - Spanish, with 54 million Internet users.
5th - German, with 52 million Internet users.
6th - French, with 33 million Internet users.
7th - Korean, with 29 million Internet users.
8th - Italian, with 29 million Internet users.
9th - Portuguese, with 22 million Internet users.
10th - Dutch, with 14 million Internet users.
This information is important for segmentation of the
For more details, please go to Top Ten .
IWS has got a new Web
To keep up to date on broadband news,
internet usage, web updates and posting news, we have started
a web log. This is a good way to post news fast without the need
of updoading a new web page.
We would like to receive your opinions, suggestions and feeback
regarding this beta "bLog", this newsletter, and the Internet
Stats we publish.
That's all for now. See you next month with more internet world
Enrique de Argaez,
editor and webmaster
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