Stout Performance by FF3

According to analysis conducted by us here at StatCounter, the Mozilla Firefox Guinness Book of Records attempt has been a major success in encouraging users to download Firefox 3.

Usage of Firefox 3 more than doubled between June 16th and 18th from 7.8% to 18.9%. Trend graphs are available here.

“The Firefox folks have certainly earned themselves a pint of Guinness,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “This is a major success in encouraging users to upgrade in a short period.”

We also found that the Guinness promotion seems to be having a generally positive effect on Firefox market share. The overall Firefox share of the browser market increased from 34.9% to 36% over the two day period while Internet Explorer fell slightly from 56.3% to 55.4%.

The StatCounter analysis was based on a sample of 55 million page views globally including 20 million US page views.

49 comments on “Stout Performance by FF3

  1. Is good to have options and any one have the right to decide what is better.
    For now I still support IE as it is, in my opinion, the best browser in the market, as we can see by the values statcounter is showing.

  2. I want to say something,people talk about the success of Firefox,just try to open some tabs around 5 or 6 and see the memory usage in the task manager,everyone would come to know about it so for me IE 7 is better.

  3. Haha, let the troll wars begin in the comments, the two first are world-class already, and I trust the replies to be top-notch as well 😉

  4. FireFox is faster, by far. I was supporting IE7 for some time, but around two weeks ago I just had to switch. Many sites were loading slow, and many were showing that “Switch to FF couse IE7 sucks” thing.

  5. Ankur says: “just try to open some tabs around 5 or 6 and see the memory usage in the task manager”

    Download Fx3 and compare 🙂

  6. Rodnei U may compare between IE 7 or IE 8 beta 1 and between Firefox 3 their is still a lot of difference between memory usage or which we call memory leakage

  7. I just downloaded FF3 the other day. I guess i heard about it a little late. But I have to agree that it has some pretty sweet features that 2 didn’t have.

    Love it!

  8. i have a little problems with it and i ve heard that it was released because a day ago was released opera and the clients were stolen:d

  9. I also certainly believe that Firefox 3 has made some mark in the global audience with this record. Cheers to the Firefox 3 team everyone who participated.

  10. Firefox is such an important part of most marketers business structure. I cannot imagine going back to only using Internet Explorer?

    I just don’t even want to entertain the idea!

    Miss Gisele B.

  11. Are these aggregate global statistics, for example market share of browsers, browser versions, and operating systems, available anywhere in StatCounter? If not, could they be made available? Seems like it would be a useful and popular feature.

  12. Long live FireFox! Although I have had a few quirks to work out between Firefox and Vista, I still love it. And how cool that StatCounter has access to so much data and can tell us stuff like that. Sweet!

  13. IE7 is not compatible with a few key sites I use day to day for work. I have to use Firefox to make things work right. IE7 has been crashing on my computer for months, I’ve reinstalled several times and Firefox continues to run bug-free.

  14. I have both IE& and FF loaded on the ‘ol computer. I have to use them both for website testing. Personally, I prefer FF over IE because it seems to be alot less buggie and it loads waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy faster!!!
    Thanks guys for supporting Fire Fox – its the better deal

  15. Oh, I have always loved firefox. And will always use it. Only use IE to test my pages =p. More opensource to the people!

  16. Hey StatCounter
    As you have access to so many stats from so many sites maybe you should make a summery of it all.
    You could have a list of the most popular browsers, OS, ISP etc.

  17. Hey StatCounter
    As you have access to so many stats from so many sites maybe you should make a summery of it all.
    You could have a list of the most popular browsers, OS, ISP etc.

  18. Not a fan of Firefox here. I understand you gurus say it is not vulnerable and that stuff like IE but until I can look at a site and have it look the quality of IE…I don’t even want it on my computers. I have one computer with Firefox that I do a test on before launching a web site just to make sure nothing I scripted confused Firefox… Common guys they left out the header function in PHP in the last version I was using. Ridiculous!

    Anything can be a success with Google backing it.

  19. Lookout both FF & IE…. here comes “Chrome” the new browser from Google. Aparently it’s open source, fast, & secure. I’m gonna check it out, if Chrome ends up being everything its been tooted, It’ll kill both IE and FF.

  20. I surf the net using IE and Firefox – IE (20%) and Firefox (80%). Firefox is better, but I need to check my new sites using IE too.

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