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

By | December 2, 2011 | 51 Comments


With just one month left before the end of 2011, it’s time to check the latest stats for the browsers market share.

Falling below 50% last time, Internet Explorer is now down from 49.58% to 48.95% (0.63 point decrease).

Despite regaining some of its market share on October, Firefox is nearing towards 20% level, down from 21.20% to 20.58% (0.62 point decrease).

Soon to cross paths with Firefox, Google Chrome continues its dominant uptrend, up from 16.59% to 16.90% (0.31 point increase).

Gaining market share for many months, this time Safari has lost some of it, climbing down from 8.54% to 8.35% (0.19 point decrease).

Just like Firefox, it looks like Opera is stuck in the never ending downtrend as its share has also decreased from 1.49% to 1.45% (0.04 point decrease).

That’s all for today, folks.


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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 FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Everybody says:

    Money, money, money…

  2. Saex Conroy says:

    whats up with the stupid colors on the legend?!

    IE is blue .. thats okay

    why is:

    Firefox  green
    Chrome  red
    Safari orange
    Opera ltblue ?????

    shouldnt it be:

    Firefox orange
    Chrome green
    Safari grey
    Opera red ????

  3. downtrend says:

    “Just like Firefox, it looks like Opera is stuck in the never ending downtrend”

    Really?

    http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-201107-201111
    July: 1.66%
    August: 1.67%
    September: 1.72%
    October: 1.81%November: 1.82%

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Summary_table
    July: 2.3%
    September: 2.7%

    Downtrend? Really???

    Bonus: Mobile: http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-ww-monthly-201110-201112

  4. Tiago Sá says:

    The time of browser choice as come and gone. Now people just use whatever is shoved in their face. If I were to receive a penny for every person I find that uses Google Chrome and doesn’t really know why…

    Well, I’d have five or six pence…

    • Maxim says:

      If I was getting a penny every time I find a person that uses Firefox and doesn’t really know why…

      • Anonim says:

         you wouldn’t have one penny. chrome is only used, because google has money, and can advertise a lot. and lies in those ads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCgQDjiotG0 seriously? what kind of fucking website loads from footer to header? (obvious lie) of course some of these may be possible, but only from disc cache (and here the question of hardware arises). http will never transfer a whole websites (full of images like on weather.com) in less than 1000ms

        • Asknobody says:

          Avarage users never installed FF. NEVER. It’s a myth that average users love FF. They hate it. And always did. Just FF sucked less than IE, and now Chrome is so much better laternative for average user than FF, that it’s funny how FF still have so much market, but FF is doomed to have market share equal to Linux

        • Maxim says:

          You might be, just might be the most clue less person on the internet.

    • Anonymous says:

      If I had a penny for Everytime someone senselessly bashes someone else’s beliefs …

      • Mikah says:

        I’d settle for .001% of a penny and still be rich.

        • Anonymous says:

          Rich as in personality, full of life or rich as in “I have a lot of money, what is a penny”?

          • Mikah says:

            Loads of money.
            Penny is the lowest denomination coin in Britain = one hundredth of a pound, the US equivalent would be a cent. 

          • Anonymous says:

            Sorry you misunderstood.

            You understood the first part.

            If the answer was loads of money “So whats a penny, when I have load of cash”

            Didnt want a definition.

            Come to think of it, you like to define a lot of things here.

            Do you work as a scholar/teacher or something?

          • Mikah says:

            If I had a penny “Every time someone” multiplied by majority of global population multiplied by how many times each person “senselessly bashes someone else’s beliefs”
            Left education at 15 but if you have an open mind you never stop learning.

          • Anonymous says:

            If I had a penny (actually I’ll say cent) for every person that lacks a sense of humour.

            Whom takes every word literally.

            Whom becomes ignorant even with a degree; I’ll treat every person to a 3 course meal daily.

  5. Sitter says:

    I hope when IE10 and Windows 8 will be released Microsoft will regain market that was lost over the years…

  6. I dont give a damn for what freaking marketshare Opera has, its got an impressive mail client nobody else will ever offer to me, besides many many other goodies.

  7. Rohit Pahari says:

    This is bad…..I absolutely ♥ the Opera browser, but hate the lack of good extensions and themes. In these days of hardware acceleration and benchmark battles, people seem to forget how important good add-ons are for the browser’s popularity. If this trend goes on for one more year, then I guess it’s adios Opera for PC.

    • downtrend says:

      Trend? Opera has gotten 20% more active users on desktop since last year. It’s been consistently growing since the ads were removed.

      What are you talking about?

      It’s still growing, regardless of flawed stats.

  8. Mikah says:

    Statcounter global desktop browsers shows Opera in December 2010 had a 2.07% share which has a steady decline to 1.66% in July 2011 & then has a steady rise to 1.93% in December 2011
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-201012-201112

    Question for Vygantas , is the NetMarketShare data Global or for a region ?

  9. Armin says:

    Firefox dropping as much as IE isn’t good news to me. :/

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