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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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