August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | September 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

How market share data changed since last report? Let’s find out.

Surprisingly, Internet Explorer has increased its market share by 0.21, from 58.69% to 58.9%.

Firefox has lost small chunk of market share and fell from 31.28% to 31.17% (0.12 decrease).

Chrome user base keeps growing, this time it went up by 0.04, from 3.38% to 3.42%.

Just like Firefox, Opera has also lost some market share. It went down from 2.67% 2.42% (0.25 decrease).

Safari continues its growth and went up by another 0.13 points, from 3.25% to 3.38%.

August, 2009 – IE, Chrome and Safari Market Share Goes Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Wilmer says:

    Your interpretations are wrong. You can’t include data from time intervals that are not finished yet. You compare market shares from August to those from September. But as September just has begun, these shares only reflect the first two days of September which happen to be weekdays where as usual market share of IE is higher because of companies forcing their employees the stick with this browser. So comparing data from August and September is nonsense.
    What you CAN compare is how shares changed from July to August, because now August is over, hence you can compare two entire months. And what you see is all shares rise except those of IE. Look at this:
    It’s kind of misleading of statcounter to present data of months that are not finished as default.


  2. Thoe says:

    Uh, Opera’s claimed market share (according to SC) went up from 2.64% in July, to 2.67% in August.

    Why do you always twist the numbers so that they look as bad as possible for Opera, Vygantas?

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