Business News Welcomes One Billionth Visitor

2008-08-05 02:15:00 Welcomes One Billionth Visitor

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.–(EMWNews)–Farlex, Inc., publisher of the worlds most

comprehensive online database of reference information (,

announced today that its flagship site has broken a new record,

welcoming its one billionth visitor since the websites

launch in the spring of 2003. 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 English, French, Spanish,

German, and Italian dictionaries; computing, medical, legal, and

financial dictionaries; a thesaurus; several encyclopedias; and much


In 2006, Farlex launched TheFreeDictionarys

fully customizable personal homepage. The expanded functionality came as

a direct response to user feedback and has become enormously popular.

Most recently, Farlex announced the largest single addition of reference

material to TheFreeDictionary, including, for the first time, foreign

language resources. Among the 13 titles newly published on the site are

four non-English dictionaries: Collins French Dictionary & Grammar,

Collins Spanish Dictionary & Grammar, Collins German Dictionary &

Grammar, and Collins Italian Dictionary & Italian in Action. By

expanding the scope of its resources to include titles outside of the

English language,

addressed the multilingual needs of its ever-expanding user base.

Steve Boymel, co-founder and executive vice president of Farlex, Inc.

believes the TheFreeDictionarys continued

popularity can be traced to the companys

ongoing commitment to improving the site and to making it the best

reference resource on the web. We are truly

and deeply devoted to providing the best service possible to our users,

and the fact that we have served a billion visitors in just five years

shows us that we continue to grow in the right direction. We are proud

to provide the global web-surfing community with such an invaluable

reference tool.

Nick Simonov, co-founder and president of Farlex, Inc., echoes Boymels

sentiment, saying, One billion visitors is a

testament to the breadth and quality of the information available on We look forward to the coming years with

excitement, knowing that the next billion visitors will enjoy using our

site as thoroughly as the first billion.


Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly become

one of the most comprehensive reference resources on the Web. From its

beginnings as a simple dictionary of everyday terms, has grown to include medical, legal, 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, has been accessed by more than one billion


About Farlex, Inc.

Farlex, Inc. ( is an

independent, privately held provider of online reference products based

in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc. provides

innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex’s flagship



contain over five million pages of books, periodicals, and reference

information from the world’s most respected sources.

Farlex, Inc.
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