Nov, 2010 – Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera – Down

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Nov, 2010 - Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera - Down

All right, it’s the last month of 2010 and a good time to check the browser market share numbers from the previous month. Let’s begin, shall we?

While Microsoft is working on a new version of web browser, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, going down from 59.18% to 58.44% (0.74 point decrease).

With no Firefox 4 Final release this year, Mozilla’s browser continues the downtrend, spiking down from 22.83% to 22.76% (0.07 point decrease).

With Google Chrome increasing its market share by a 0.76 point (from 8.50% to 9.26%), it is highly likely that we will see a 10% share by the end of this year.

Slowly but surely Safari is growing as well, up from 5.36% to 5.55% (0.19 point increase),

Just like Firefox, Opera’s market share has decreased by a tiny bit, from 2.29% to 2.20% (0.09 point decrease).

So here you have it, no significant market share trend changes as we await major browser revisions in early 2011.

Thanks to HitsLink for the graph.


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  • daddylo

    Lol chrome…. nearly 10 % …..

  • Armin

    Firefox and Opera, oh noes.

    • nvm

      Firefox stopped getting advertising help from Google, and Opera doesn’t have any monopolies to promote it.

  • nobody

    im waiting for some moron to utter ‘seasonal variations’ in defense of opera decline :)

    somehow safari without any monopoly is doing quite good (and no, apple has no monopoly on desktop, and desktop makes like 95% of all traffic still) so why opera cant? maybe because their browser simply doesnt work with pages like facebook and google?

    seasonal variations my ass…

    • Dante

      Safari copy MAC OS and mainly iOS market share grow. Firefox can`t compete with Chrome and next year will continue decline (Google contract with Mozilla end in 2011). Opera is somewhere between. European browser who compete with big and known Americans Google (Chrome and Firefox), Microsoft (Internet Explorer) and Apple (Safari).

    • Somebody

      So why is Firefox declining too? I thought it was the most compatible browser on earth?

      • blah

        It isn’t. When it gained popularity isiot webmasters started coding around its bugs.