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Timothy Barton
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Sep 17, 2005

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=freelance%20translator&word2=translation%20agency

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Why depressing? Sep 17, 2005

Had the opposite been the case, agencies would be paying less, don't you think?

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Timothy Barton
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True Sep 17, 2005

Xola wrote:

Had the opposite been the case, agencies would be paying less, don't you think?


Well yes, if you look at what it is really based on, hits, then yes, it's not depressing. But it is called a "Google fight" so it is supposed to be the agencies beating the translators in a fight. Was just a bit of fun.


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Not so depressing Sep 17, 2005

I don't think a person searching for an individual translator would use the word "freelance" in their search. Thus, the results are not quite so depressing:

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=translator&word2=translation%20agency




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Timothy Barton
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Inverted commas. The translators win by even more! Sep 17, 2005

Jeff Whittaker wrote:

I don't think a person searching for an individual translator would use the word "freelance" in their search. Thus, the results are not quite so depressing:

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=translator&word2=translation%20agency



You forgot to put the inverted commas around "translation agency"

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=translator&word2="translation%20agency"


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Bianca AH  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 18, 2005

While not so depressing, this site will come into handy - thanks Timothy!

Cheers,
Bianca


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xxxdf49f
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French fight results Sep 18, 2005

look at the results for France (granted I cheated by adding the "" - but what the hell... if it makes us freelancers feel better on a Sunday!!)
dominique

http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=traducteur&word2="agence%20de%20traduction"


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