Category: Web Browsers

April, 2011: Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

By | May 4, 2011 | 16 Comments

April, 2011: Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s May already as we look at the browsers market share results for the last month, April that is. Were there any drastic changes? Let’s find out.

It looks like Internet Explorer 9 is not yet good enough to prevent users from switching to other browsers as Microsoft lost market share yet again, down from 55.92% to 55.11% (0.81 point decrease).

Mozilla is facing similar situation as Firefox web browser market share decreased by 0.17 point, from 21.80% to 21.63%.
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 2nd

By | May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

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Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

By | May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

Today we are giving away 50 invites to BT Engage from Brand thunder, which allows you to make your own web browser theme.

Visit the following page
Click “Create an account”
Enter FavBrowser
Done.

Thanks to Mark for the give away!

Hilarious Internet Explorer Video

By | April 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Thanks, RamaSubbu SK!

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 25th

By | April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 25th

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Chrome Called Out By FTC Over Do Not Track

By | April 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Chrome Called Out By FTC Over Do Not TrackGoogle was singled out by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Liebowitz this week due to not yet having detailed any plans for integrating the Do Not Track feature. What this particular privacy feature does is let consumers opt out of online tracking by Web sites and advertisers, Google belonging to both of these categories.

Apple just announced they’re going to put it in their Safari browser. So that gives you Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla. Really the only holdout — the only company that hasn’t evolved as much as we would like on this — is Google.

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Safari to Receive “Do Not Track” Feature

By | April 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Safari to Receive "Do Not Track" FeatureIf the Wall Street Journal reports are to be believed, then the upcoming version of Apple’s Safari web browser (that comes with Mac OS X Lion) will include an option for users to disable tracking via cookies.

The recent Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 releases already include “Do Not Track” functionality and with Safari soon to follow, Google Chrome and Opera are the only browsers that leave their users behind.

Hopefully, this will change soon.

Block Visitors That Block Ads?

By | April 19, 2011 | 18 Comments

Block Visitors That Block Ads

As webmasters try to do their best to achieve the profit targets they desire, thanks to ad blockers in pretty much every web browser, it’s not as easy as some might think.

Well, it looks like at least one web site has found a so called “solution”: block visitors that bring no revenue.

See the picture above? That’s what happens when you visit dollarade.com partners web site and have NoScript/AdBlock installed.

While it does not look like a good idea to me, I am not the one paying that site’s server bills.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 18th

By | April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 18th

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Google Chrome Has 120 Million Users

By | April 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome Has 120 Million UsersBack in December, Google has announced that Google Chrome has more than 120 million active users, which is good.

However, during the Q1 2011 earnings call, company has stated that Google Chrome sees about 30% growth every quarter and now has 120 million active users.

Confused yet? Turns out, 120 million active users milestone that was hit in December was not using DAU (Daily Active Users) metric. Instead, it relied on more “generic” active users calculations.

Makes you wonder what parameters do other web browser companies use to count their users…