June 30, 2011
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., June 30, 2011 -- Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has welcomed its three billionth visitor.
"Yet again, we have our users to thank for helping us reach this outstanding milestone," said Steve Boymel, co-founder and executive vice president of Farlex, Inc. "Our primary goal has always been to make TheFreeDictionary the number one reference resource on the Internet, and we work tirelessly to achieve this. Knowing that billions of visitors have reaped the benefits of our labor makes it all the more gratifying."
TheFreeDictionary debuted in the spring of 2003 as a simple, free online dictionary catering to U.S. customers and has since evolved into one of the most authoritative reference sites on the Web, serving a global network of users. Today, the site offers access to multilingual dictionary content in more than 40 languages; computing, medical, legal, and financial dictionaries; a thesaurus; several encyclopedias; and much more. TheFreeDictionary's popular homepage has also been translated into 13 different languages, a development that gives international visitors the ability to access the site's user-friendly interface in their own native languages.
Not content to enrich the user experience solely by adding new educational content to its vast collection of resource material, Farlex continues to develop new, innovative ways to provide users with access to this information. In 2009, TheFreeDictionary Community Toolbar was launched to give users quick and easy access to many of the site's most popular features from anywhere on the Web. Since then, Farlex has also released mobile applications for TheFreeDictionary for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and is developing similar applications for other platforms. Already, these applications have been downloaded over 600,000 times.
Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc., believes these sorts of developments are key to the site's continued success. "Now, more than ever, people need to be able to access information at a moment's notice," he said. "Meeting this need through the development of mobile applications, toolbars, widgets, and other channels is a vital part of what we do. The fact that our website has received three billion visitors in just eight years is a testament to the fact that we have created such a versatile, comprehensive, and accessible educational resource."
Launched in the spring of 2003, TheFreeDictionary.com has quickly become one of the most comprehensive reference resources on the Web. From its beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, TheFreeDictionary.com has grown to include medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, a multilingual dictionary tool, a thesaurus, several encyclopedias, a literature reference library, and a search engine. A prime online vehicle for active information seekers, TheFreeDictionary.com has been accessed by more than 3 billion visitors.
About Farlex, Inc.:
Farlex, Inc. (www.farlex.com) is an independent, privately held provider of online reference products based in Huntingdon Valley. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex's flagship websites, www.TheFreeDictionary.com and www.TheFreeLibrary.com, contain over twenty five million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.
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