Category: Market Share

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

July, 2009 – IE Continues to Fall, Chrome Surpasses Opera, Safari Market Share

By | August 3, 2009 | 12 Comments

New month and new market share data. Lets get it going.

Breaking through 60% barrier, Internet Explorer lost more market share, this time by 1.02 point, from 59.49% to 58.47%

Celebrating 1 billion downloads last week; Firefox increased its market share by 1.32, from 30.33% to 31.65%

Due to unknown reasons, Opera took a massive dive and fell by 0.66, from 3.36% to 2.7%

Just like Firefox, Chrome is also doing well. After increasing its market share by 0.41, from 2.82% to 3.23%, it has surpassed both, Opera and Safari web browsers market share.

Safari popularity is growing. This time its market share went up from 2.93% to 2.98% (0.09 point increase).

July, 2009 – IE continues to fall, Chrome surpasses Opera Market Share

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June, 2009 – IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Surpasses 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, Safari

By | July 3, 2009 | 20 Comments

June, 2009 - IE Falls Below 60%, Firefox Reaches 30% Market Share, Opera, Chrome, SafariYet again, it’s time to check how your favorite web browser market share changed in a month.

For the very first time, Internet Explorer has fallen below 60% market share mark, from 62.09% to 59.49%

Good news for Firefox fans as well, it has finally surpassed 30% market share mark, went up from 28.75% to 30.33% Continue Reading

June, 2009 – Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome Gains

By | June 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

June, 2009 - Internet Explorer Loses; Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome GainsBy more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?

Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%

Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading

April, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera Loses; Firefox, Chrome Gains

By | May 11, 2009 | 17 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 release, it continues to lose its market share, this time it fell by 0.72, from 66.82% to 66.10%.

Firefox continues healthy market share growth, this time it increased by 0.43, from 22.05% to 22.48%.

After some hype over Safari 4 Beta, previous month its market share fell by 0.02, from 8.23% to 8.21%.

With more aggressive Chrome promotions all over the web (and soon TV), this browser increased its market share by 0.19, from 1.23% to 1.42%.

Third time in a row, Opera‘s market share keeps falling. This time it fell by 0.02, from 0.70% to 0.68%.

Opera Mini still got 0.07% of the market share.

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270 Million Firefox Users and Counting

By | May 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

Firefox, the browser that is going to to reach 25% market share soon, is being used by more than 270 million people, according to Asa Dotzler, Mozilla’s director of community development.

How were the calculations done?

As he explains: “The best method we’ve come up with is to count the number of security “pings” we get in one day. (Firefox pings a Mozilla server for security changes about once per day) and multiply that active daily users number by three to get active monthly users. (See John’s blog post for more on this.)”

Although data is not 100% accurate, is can still give you an insight on Firefox users count.

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Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading

Back to Basics: IE8 Users Downgrade to IE7

By | March 24, 2009 | 6 Comments

While Internet Explorer 8 mostly receives mixed reviews due to sites compatibility issues, InformationWeek reports that IE8 market share already slipped to 1.86% (Monday data) from 2.59% which was reported on Sunday.

Although this might sound like a bad news, there is also an upside. Because Internet Explorer 8 is not very popular yet, web developers will be able to polish and prepare their websites for IE8 without a big rush, which usually leads to various issues.

As for Internet Explorer 8 market share gain, my best guess is that it will start significantly increase only after Windows 7 release, IE8 is a default browser there.

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