April 10, 2013
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA., April 10, 2013 -- Farlex, Inc., publisher of the world's most comprehensive online database of reference information, announced today that its flagship site, www.TheFreeDictionary.com, has reached an exciting new milestone, welcoming its five billionth visitor since the website’s launch in the spring of 2003.
"From the very start, our mission has been to make TheFreeDictionary the most comprehensive reference resource on the Web,” said Steve Boymel, co-founder and executive vice president of Farlex, Inc. “Reaching the five-billion-visitor mark tells us that we are on the way to achieving what we set out to do."
TheFreeDictionary debuted 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 50 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.
In addition to continually adding new educational content to its vast collection of resource material, TheFreeDictionary’s development team works tirelessly to enrich the user experience by developing new, innovative ways for people to access this information. In recent years, the team’s efforts have resulted in the launch of a unique toolbar, a popular forum community, and, perhaps most importantly, a variety of outstanding applications for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. These apps, available for an array of iOS, Android, and Windows devices, have already been downloaded more than 10 million times and consistently receive top ratings from users.
"I am so proud of what we have accomplished," said Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc. "Reaching five billion visitors in just 10 short years is no easy feat. Over the past few years, we have seen the means by which people access online content change in a very fundamental way, yet the number of visitors to our site has increased exponentially. This tells me that we are developing the appropriate tools to meet our users’ evolving technological needs."
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 5 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 25 million pages of books, periodicals, and reference information from the world's most respected sources.
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