When Google Chrome was released on 2nd September 2008, media around the world, especially the blogosphere (including me) added a lot of hype to the hoopla surrounding the release of the browser.
Some people predicted instant success to the browser, while some others predicted death of Internet Explorer and end of Mozilla Firefox!! Few others openly came out with statements like “Google Chrome will be bigger than Firefox by Christmas”! Personally I was unsure of Google Chrome’s instant success and preferred to play wait n watch.
Its been more than a month now, since Google Chrome was officially released, and hence I decided to dig my Google Analytics page to know the share of Google Chrome browser to my blog’s traffic.
Here is the percentage-wise breakup of browser share to Technically Personal! for this month of October (from 1st to 14th) –
- Firefox – 77.92%
- Internet Explorer – 12.84%
- Opera – 4.40%
- Chrome – 2.49%
- Safari – 1.32%
- Others – 1.03%
If I compare this to August’s browser share data, the Chrome’s share of 2.49% is majorly taken from Internet Explorer, which was around 14.5% during August. It is very clear now that Google Chrome has still a long way to go before it can truly challenge Firefox in the internet world.
To be fair to Google Chrome, we need to realize that it is hardly a month old and has done remarkably well to capture a share in this highly competitive business. But my only intent behind this blog post was
to show those people who simply add fuel to the hype and hope it will prove major success of the product.
With the latest release of Opera 9.6, the browser war has reached an exciting stage, and we, as the end-users will surely benefit from this!