Google Chrome was launched on 2nd September this year with lots of hype, so much so that it was termed as Firefox Killer! In October, I had written about “Is Google Chrome Really a Success?” taking the statistics of Browser share for my blog traffic for analysis. This is a follow up post on the same.
During November, The browser stats looks like this -
- Firefox – 59%
- Internet Explorer – 28%
- Opera – 4.5%
- Chrome – 4.2%
- Safari – 2.3%
- Others – 2%
Last time around when i had done the analysis, it was
- Firefox – 77.92%
- Internet Explorer – 12.84%
- Opera – 4.40%
- Chrome – 2.49%
- Safari – 1.32%
- Others – 1.03%
This is a clear indication that Chrome is considerably picking up its share in the market in the past month or so. It has almost doubled its share. Major gainer has been Internet Explorer which has more than doubled its share in the same period. This is really hard for me to believe. in order to confirm if this is really the case, I cross checked the stats for whole month of October, even that indicates a major gain for IE. Only logical reasoning I can think of for this is the so-called-success of Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (beta).
Coming towards the end of the article I am realizing that the data to deduce the current and historic market share for the browsers might be insufficient. This pushes me for more research and I will surely update the post once that is done.
If you have a blog and have the required stats for the month of November, Please share it here, so that we can get a better picture overall.
I have been proved wrong. Lamely enough I forgot people visiting techie blogs tend to favour Firefox, so deciding the market share based upon my site traffic was surely lame.
Anyway, here is the correct info from an authentic source.
As you can see Chrome has zoomed past Opera and now nearing 1% of the market share. IE is sitting pretty with 70%, but the interesting thing is that it was almost 78% just a few months back!