Firefox's marketshare now 27.8% in Europe?

Tom’s on holidays, I’ll be your host for today. My name’s Frank P, you might remember me from such blogs as “”,”” and “”.

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

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 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?”

  1. 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.

  2. Here’s a different kind of specialised audience 😉 – Irish language blog

    Firefox 33%
    IE7 27%
    IE6 23%
    Mozilla 1.X 11%
    Safari 5%
    Nokia 3.X 1%

    … according to sitemeter

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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