Off topic: ProZ.com History and Overview information updated
Thread poster: Aniello Scognamiglio

Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
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Dear colleages,

I suggested a ProZ.com History and Overview information update a couple of months ago.
You can find it on the ProZ.com homepage:

Just go to the About menu,
then click on the About ProZ.com submenu and
select the Advertising tab

ProZ.com is:

* Leading portal in human translation.
* World's largest community of professional translators.
* Among the top 5000 sites on the web overall (ref: Alexa.com)
* Founded in 1999. 25 employees.
* 3 offices: Syracuse - NY, La Plata - Argentina and Kharkiv - Ukraine
* 2 fully redundant data centers.
* 250,000+ registered users - translators, linguists and interpreters.
* 15,000 outsourcers - global companies and language service providers.
* 150,000 unique visitors per day.
* 4.5 million unique visitors per month.
* 38,000 translation jobs (worth approx. $80 - $100 million) posted over the past year.
* 2.2 million terms archived and accessible in over 200 languages.
* Over 150 local "powwows" (face-to-face meetings) organized by ProZ.com members over the past year.

I hope it is allowed to post the information on this forum.

Thanks, Lucia and staff!

Aniello


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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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I asked for the same on March 13 Jun 19, 2009

Hi Aniello,

When you mentioned this in another thread, it struck me, as I also submitted a support ticket in the same period: mine dates to March 13 -- what about yours? (I would not be surprised if it were very close; if I remember well, something that I had read on the forums led me to these key figures at the time.)

Kind regards,
Attila


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Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
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All good things come in threes Jun 19, 2009

Attila Piróth wrote:

Hi Aniello,

When you mentioned this in another thread, it struck me, as I also submitted a support ticket in the same period: mine dates to March 13 -- what about yours? (I would not be surprised if it were very close; if I remember well, something that I had read on the forums led me to these key figures at the time.)

Kind regards,
Attila


Hi Attila,

yes, it was very close. I submitted the first support request on March 14. About 2 months later I submitted a second ticket. The information was not updated! I assume that staff was too busy to gather the new data and make it public.

3 days ago I posted a comment in this thread:
http://www.proz.com/forum/prozcom_technical_support/137735-when_should_support_tickets_be_closed.html

Jared promised to look into the example I had made.
Promise kept.


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Emanuela Galdelli  Identity Verified
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I see different figures now Jun 19, 2009

Hi Aniello,

I compared your previous post with this one, and I see that figures changed: number of offices, number of registered users, number of Powwows, etc.

I have never checked the part concerning the History of ProZ, but comparing the information you quoted, it seems that they have updated it.

Am I wrong?

Edited now as I realized:

You wanted to say that they updated it!

You said Thanks Lucia and the staff, I have noticed now. Sorry!

Ciao, Emanuela




[Edited at 2009-06-19 09:18 GMT]

[Edited at 2009-06-19 09:19 GMT]


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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History Jun 19, 2009

Thanks, Aniello, for suggesting this, and to the staff for implementing it.

When I think of history, I also think of dates and how things developed from the past to the present. Whenever the staff have time, I think it would be nice to have the proper history, from the time Henry thought of the idea of a translators' website, to how ProZ.com has developed each year in its ten years of existence.

It would also be better to have a separate "History and Overview" tab. "Advertising" is something quite different


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Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
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http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/proz.com# Jun 19, 2009

Emanuela Galdelli wrote:

Hi Aniello,

I compared your previous post with this one, and I see that figures changed: number of offices, number of registered users, number of Powwows, etc.


Yes, Emanuela, the company has changed, and so have the figures

www.alexa.com (The Web Information Company) is given in parenthesis.
It is a very interesting and useful site (thanks again, ProZ staff!)

Try this one:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/proz.com#

It tells you, for example, where ProZ users come from:

Proz.com users come from these countries:

* 11.4% United States
* 9.6% Germany
* 8.7% India
* 6.0% Italy
* 3.8% Mexico

Of course, you can get info on your own website


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Thanks, Aniello Jun 19, 2009

And sorry for not having read your post well.

Ciao, Emanuela


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