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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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