Tom’s on holidays, I’ll be your host for today. My name’s Frank P, you might remember me from such blogs as “BifSniff.com”,” FestivalShirts.net/blog” and “Aonach.com/chatter”.
Damien asks us what our site stats for Firefox are after reading the results of a survey by XiTi monitor which shows Firefox having 38.6% marketshare in Ireland.
You can read more about the survey and it’s findings on itWire.com
A study of nearly 96,000 websites carried out during the week of July 2 to July 8 found that FF had 27.8% market share across Eastern and Western Europe
With regard to Damien’s question: For BifSniff.com Google Analytics puts Firefox at 39.54% for the month of June – that’s for all traffic not just European traffic (Northern Europe accounts for 50.48% of that traffic with Ireland accounting for 18.59%).
11 thoughts on “Firefox's marketshare now 27.8% in Europe?”
That’s a pretty specialised audience though. Our figures (for a HE careers service running at about 50k visits a month come to:
1. Internet Explorer 75.81%
2. Firefox 18.68%
3. Safari 4.02%
(Mac visits run at about 5% by the way)
I suspect 22-25% alternative browsers is more typical.
Here’s a different kind of specialised audience 😉
imeall.blogspot.com – Irish language blog
Mozilla 1.X 11%
Nokia 3.X 1%
… according to sitemeter
Posted mine here; http://paulmwatson.com/journal/2007/07/18/firefox-marketshare/
IE on Windows in the lead but Firefox not far behind over all operating systems.
I’ve also noticed months where Firefox suddenly storms ahead – I haven’t dug into it much but I think it’s as a result of being found by people using certain toolbar extensions which might be popular on Firefox… not certain though.
You can’t measure a browser’s market share using Web site analytics. This is especially true when you choose a blog. This is even more true when talking about blogs which attract a technical audience. Firefox is mostly used by the tech community. Worldwide, the market share is between 10% and 12%. Germany is unusually high.
This however is kinda cool given that Mozilla is already a $300m company with a great market share after just two and a half years!
Here’s an interesting one for you, my friend runs a company which builds all the mainstream Firefox browsers on behalf of Mozilla (PayPal, Google, Yahoo!, eBay, Segala ). His Web site has a dynamic feed which shows the number of downloads. http://glaxstar.com/
There was supposed to be a grin after I mentioned Segala but the g in brackets was removed 🙂
Apologies for the SPAM. I stand corrected. I followed a few links and ended up on Damien’s post where I then followed through to the Mozilla Web site with lots of eye opening stats! Wow.
Very, very nice work! Thak you.
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