Andy Atkins-Kruger

26.3 million Arab internet users, says report

Madar Research has released figures which show that the number of internet users in the Arab world exceeds 26.3 million with an increased growth rate in 2005 of 18% giving a 9 million increase. Penetration of access is quoted at 8.5%.

The leading Arab country for access remains the United Arab Emirates and broadband use is increasing too – though in different rates in different parts of the arab world.

Madar Research forms part of the Safawi project with German search engine company Seekport. Safawi is to be launched later this year and will have full Arabic-language search capabilities.

Arabic internet users – as we have reported previously – often have good English fluency but are not comfortable searching in English. The availability of more search engines in Arabic will be a significant plus.

Source: Itp.NET

Andy Atkins-Kruger
Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world, writes for the Multinational Search column of SearchEngineLand.com and is the Managing Editor of the Multilingual Search blog.

One Response to 26.3 million Arab internet users, says report

  1. Could you cover the Arabic search engine world better than me? Get in touch via the contact link!

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