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Chrome Continues Gains While Firefox/IE/Opera Continue to Fall.
Browser Market Share for June 2011

 1:45 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

As a result of the most unprecedented constant marketing effort by Google, Chromes continues to make market share gains.

IE lost another half percent in June, while FireFox was statistically flat. Operas Meger 2% fell to 1.73%. Safari only gains 2 tenths of a percent.

I can't help but think the real loser this month was Safari. With the crush of the iPad2 launch still hitting the market, it would be natural to think Safari's gains would be significantly higher (similar to Google Chrome/Android).

Meanwhile, IE continues to hold more than 50% of the market that has appeared to stabilize it's loses in recent months.

From Netshare:



 1:53 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

that is absolutely bizarre, there must be something else going on. I don't know any consumer that's even heard of chrome, so the gains on chrome must be as the result of phone sales.

And that means the numbers might be a bit out of whack with what they seem to be, i.e. I suspect this is % of installed devices, not a measure of actual browser useage. (I didn't see this specifically on the site).

For example, we've got three blackberries, an iphone, an ipad, 2 laptops, and 3 desktops in our house. By browser, that's 2 safari's, 3 of whatever RIM uses, and 5 firefox. But by useage, it's got to be like 99% firefox and 1% safari (for the once a week I browse the internet on the ipad). The blackberries and iphones, we never surf the internet.

But perhaps I'm wrong - do people actually see 10-15% of visitors using chrome?


 3:18 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

it would be natural to think Safari's gains would be significantly higher (similar to Google Chrome/Android).

Note, Android does not include Chrome, so don't make the assumption that Chrome stats are coming from Android devices.

Also, here's another stats site which shows IE below 50%:

I don't know any consumer that's even heard of chrome

I've seen consistent increases in Chrome usage in my stats, and know plenty of consumers that have heard of it. It's the number 3 browser worldwide, or if you look at the last 7 days only, it's actually the number 2 browser (while Firefox 4 users are in the midst of upgrading to Firefox 5). :)


 2:08 pm on Jul 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys, I'm new to the board but not very new in general. In fact I'm pretty old. I run three webservers with a total of 11 websites and I see these numbers changing also.

I can only assume that the numbers for Chrome are increasing because Google is such a popular search engine and the Chrome ad is at the top right of the page every time you go to Google.

I am also the contract IT person for 3 small companies. I personally use Firefox but never liked ver.4. I'm still at 3.6.13. I don't allow anything but IE and Firefox on the systems I am responsible for. I suspect Chrome will do behind the scenes, in depth, tracking just like the Google tool bar does, I don't like that.


 6:18 pm on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

> I don't know any consumer that's even heard of chrome

Chrome is hammering away at searchers on Google. Log out Wheel - and view a serp with FireFox - you get an ad for Chrome. It is highly targeted.


 6:24 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

I just checked my browser stats (UK). IE still the largest at just under 40% and Firefox second at 25% and Safari and Chrome in the region of 15 to 16% and 2% from mobile devices.

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