What is the number of translated words and how is it calculated?

In this article, you will find what is the total number of translated words, what kind of content is taken into account, and how it is calculated.

1. What is the total number of translated words?

Your word count represents the total number of words translated by Weglot. You can see it on your Weglot Dashboard.

It depends on:

  • The number of words you have in your original language
  • The number of translated languages you are managing

For instance, if your original website has 8,000 words and you want to translate it into 3 languages (French, German, and Arabic), you will have 3 x 8,000 = 24,000 translated words.

Please note that this number is not related to your website traffic.

Also, using a Pro plan or upper, you can manage multiple projects on the same Weglot account.

In this case, the number of translated words corresponds to the total number of words to be translated on your different projects. For example, if you manage 3 projects on a Pro plan, you must be careful not to exceed 200,000 words for all your projects. For instance, the following structure: 

  • Project 1: 100,000 words
  • Project 2: 75,000 words 
  • Project 3: 22 000 words 

It means that there are 197,000 - 200,000 = 3,000 words remaining to translate across these 3 projects. You can see the details of the number of translated words you have on each project on your Weglot Dashboard > Projects page:

2. What type of content is taken into account?

This word count includes both visible and invisible content, such as SEO metadata of your website that is essential for SEO purposes (meta title, description, image alt attributes)
Note that  media translations or external links that you manually add to your Translations list do not increase your word count. It means that content such as images, videos, PDFs, and/or URLs do not increase your total number of translated words.
All words that have been translated at least one time on your website are taken into account.
Finally, Weglot does not delete your translations; they are also kept in your Weglot Dashboard > Translations > Languages section unless you delete them manually.

3. How is it calculated?

Weglot does not translate your whole website instantly when you add it to your website.

Translations are generated and added progressively to your Translations list when someone (visitors, you, or search engines such as Google bots) visits your website in the translated language.

So, in order to generate all your translations, you can either:

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