A Compelling Case for Global Content

By | September 18, 2015

For those of you who enjoyed the stats from my presentation at BrightonSEO Conference (much retweeted) here are the numbers I discussed together with their sources:

List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers56% of the content on the internet is in English, and
29% of the internet-using population speaks English

5% of the global population speaks English as their first language
14% of the world’s population speaks Chinese

12 languages are required to reach 80% of the world’s population
21 languages are needed to reach 90% of the world’s population

The raw data is available on Wikipedia languages used on the internet and languages by number of native speakers.