SignASL Year in Review 2021

End of a year, so time for a quick analysis of the year. SignASL has been running since 2013 and has experienced growth every year. This year 24,887,947 searches were completed, a massive increase of 39% from last year! It is always interesting to see what people search for. I have included the top 50 searches below.

Search Query No. Searches % change
**** 19,682 274%
god 14,379 -39%
**** 13,766 320%
what 12,672 10%
have 12,598 6%
good 12,477 9%
how 11,690 3%
you're welcome 11,505 -6%
want 11,447 7%
is 11,217 -12%
love 11,166 5%
like 11,122 7%
when 11,103 12%
translate 11,083 -35%
and 10,919 16%
went 10,901 36%
Ill be right back 10,851 44%
are 10,219 24%
favorite 10,154 18%
I 10,120 -15%
thank you 10,091 7%
happy 10,074 4%
hello 9,932 -2%
****** 9,736 -23%
do 9,717 5%
school 9,688 23%
to 9,597 -5%
go 9,500 6%
boob 9,497 130%
with 9,404 12%
truth 9,341 55%
why 9,169 -25%
where 9,153 3%
being 9,128 16%
dog 9,103 -14%
rude 8,883 -7%
live 8,752 15%
***** 8,748 114%
my 8,408 12%
power 8,403 33%
ass 8,332 96%
sister 8,326 12%
did 8,296 139%
brother 8,271 7%
how are you 8,257 -5%
need 8,254 3%
you 8,143 -4%
we 8,105 12%
can 8,075 7%
name 8,007 12%

Quite why so many people search for and want to know the sign for offensive or racial slurs I don't quite understand.

Compared to the BSL version of this website, while the total number of searches is similar, the distribution of searches is much wider. Possibly because the ASL version contains a larger number of words. For example the top word in this list would only put it in the top 30 on the BSL site.

Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell