Google: Arabic content ranks eighth on the internet, 141 million Internet Arabic users (infographic)
Arabic content makes only 3% of the internet it dropped from the seventh spot 2012 to eights in 2013 Google spokesperson told Al Arabiya News.
There are up to 630 million Arabic-speaking users around the world, Maha Abouelenein, head of communications at Google for the Middle East and North Africa, told Al Arabiya News.
Fayeq Oweis, Google’s language services manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said that “Arabic speakers, or people who’d benefit from Arabic content, are 6-7 percent of the world population.”
English remains the most used language on the internet, according to the company.
Google released an infographic part of its initiative “Arabic web days” the infographic says that there is 40% internet penetration in the Middle East, and that cultural content represent the most popular type of Arabic content on the web.
Google estimated that 413 million users in the Arab world will be on the internet by 2015: