https://www.duolingo.com/gauchowatcher

Are there any estimates?

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Are there any estimates as to how many trees have been finished so far on Duolingo?

Seeing that 100 million people have subscribed to Duoling to this date, one would expect that millions of people had finished their trees, but we know that there are a lot of unactive users, so.....

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

People come and go regularly on this site. Millions have subscribed and millions have left. I suspect out of a 100 million people fewer than one in a thousand has actually finished the course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greg.mort
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If not less. I think because of such low rates of people actually finishing their trees duolingo never really gave official figures. 100 million learners sounds much more impressive :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greg.mort
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I believe he meant "how many people completed their tree/trees"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hivemindx
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I believe the OP wants to know how many people have finished their trees. For example, I've finished the French tree so that's 1 (out of 100 million). The reason for this is quite a good one. Resources which have no barrier to signing up can easily claim a very large user base (everyone that ever signed up) while the number of active users or those that have spent a significant amount of time in the past can be a tiny fraction of that.

Mostly this is just nosiness on my part but I would be interested to see stats like "number of users who completed a language tree", "number of users who completed 50 lessons", "number of users who completed 10 lessons" and even "number of users who completed 1 lesson". I'm certain that Duolingo has these numbers since they are essential to judge how effective their efforts are.

I won't be too surprised if they don't release them though. This is in the area of marketing and you don't want a story like "Duo claims 100M users while actually only having 8M active users" while other sites can get away with claiming huge numbers of users even though every "free" site is in the same situation. Revealing that only 8% of users stay could easily be spun as a terrible disaster, but perhaps 8% retention is really good compared to similar sites. All these numbers are invented by me of course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greg.mort
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I would LOVE to see all of those statistics. But, for the reasons you mentioned Duo will never reveal this type of information, not in a million years.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SporadicAspirant
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The closest we can get to how many current users overall is using site statistic services, such as: http://www.similarweb.com/website/duolingo.com#overview and http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/duolingo.com

If similarweb's stats mean unique visitors, their estimate is > 25 million users each month.

2 years ago
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