Monday, January 23, 2006

web analytics report on mozilla use

This is a recent web analytics report on Mozilla/Firefox browsers usage, from web analytics proivder OneStat.

I will quote the entire article from the OneStat web site, so this post will act as an ad for them, and provide good research info for my readers.

I have a lot of readers in the Netherlands, possibly due to milov's photo blog or Rene Vis synth pop music site.

A whopping 29%, virtually 1/3 of Vaspers the Grate readers use Firefox.

This means that my readers are way ahead of the curve, that I have rather sophisticated, web savvy readers. A sobering thought. I'm glad that I often post updates on Firefox upgrades and extensions.


Amsterdam - November 2 2005 - ( ), the number one provider of real-time web analytics, today reported that Mozilla's browsers have a total global usage share of 11,51 percent. The total usage share of Mozilla increased 2.82 percent since April 2005. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still dominates the global browser market with a global usage share of 85,45 percent which is 1.18 percent less as at the end of April.

"The global usage share of Mozilla's browsers is still growing and it seems that Netscape users and some Internet Explorer users are switching to the Firefox version. It also looks like that browser users of Internet Explorer for Apple's Mac are switching to Safari because the global usage share is still growing. It is also interesting to see that Microsoft's Internet Explorer has less global usage share in the USA as in the UK. Mozilla's browsers are more popular in USA and Canada as in the UK" said Niels Brinkman, co-founder of

The most popular browsers on the web are:

1. Microsoft IE 85.45 %
2. Mozilla Firefox 11.51 %
3. Apple Safari 1.75 %
4. Netscape 0.26 %
5. Opera 0.77 %

The most popular browsers in the USA are:

1. Microsoft IE 80.73 %
2. Mozilla Firefox 14.07 %
3. Apple Safari 3.55 %
4. Netscape 0.76 %
5. Opera 0.77 %

The most popular browsers in Canada are:

1. Microsoft IE 78.52 %
2. Mozilla Firefox 16.98 %
3. Apple Safari 2.05 %
4. Netscape 0.68 %
5. Opera 1.67 %

The most popular browsers in the UK are:

1. Microsoft IE 93.37 %
2. Mozilla Firefox 4.94 %
3. Apple Safari 0.99 %
4. Netscape 0.23 %
5. Opera 0.39 % is the number one provider of real-time web site analytics in the world. Our superior technology powers more than 50,000 websites in 100 countries. With our accurate, detailed & reliable reports we will be able to answer questions about visitor behaviour, site performance and retention.

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· What content, products, and services do my visitors prefer?

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· How much time do they spent on the website?

Methodology: A global usage share of xx percent for browser Y means that xx percent of the visitors of Internet users arrived at sites that are using one of's services by using browser Y. All numbers mentioned in the research are averages of last week and all measurements are normalised to the GMT timezone. Research is based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day.

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