Chrome Grabs 1% in One Day!

According to research conducted by us here at StatCounter, Google’s new browser, Chrome, has taken 1% of the global browser market within a day of launch.

Google’s unusual step of publicising the Chrome browser on its notoriously clutter-free homepage is an indication of the plans that Google has for this browser…

“This is a phenomenal performance,” commented Aodhan Cullen, “this is war on Microsoft but the big loser could be Firefox.”

While Google may have the Internet Explorer market share in its sights, the fact that many Firefox users are more “mobile” as far as browser use is concerned, may impact on the current Firefox market share.

Note: The StatCounter analysis was conducted today, Wednesday, 03 September 2008, and was based on a sample of 18.5 million page views globally. The analysis identified that Internet Explorer holds 70% of the global browser market followed by Firefox with 22%.

121 comments on “Chrome Grabs 1% in One Day!

  1. I’d suggest that you all think long and hard, and read the fine print, before you use Chrome. Try reading Section 11 of the EULA. By posting on a blog through Chrome, you are giving Google a perpetual license to use what you write as they see fit. Same if you do email, etc. Read more at

    I won’t be using Chrome; if my site breaks in Chrome, I won’t fix it. I may even exclude it entirely, or present users with a warning screen.

  2. As with the post last month about Cuil (anybody remember Cuil?), it seems the ST team are amazed by opening day results for a highly-hyped web event. And I predict that also just like Cuil, they’ll be baffed by the sudden drop in Chrome’s results over the next few days.

    How about for the next big Web event (whatever that will be), ST wait a month or so, THEN tell us how well it’s performing. Or not. Nobody else cares about first-day results for a Beta product. I’d rather read about StatCounter news in a StatCounter blog. Believe it or not, this blog is not the first place people turn to for Internet news.

    BTW, I downloaded Chrome earlier today. Clean, worked okay, but I was less than impressed with the lack of customization options. What if I don’t want the whole bookmark toolbar? Just a button, please.

  3. I am most impressed with how much faster Chrome is compared to firefox and IE.

    Competition is always a good thing, for us it means a better product as the big boys start competing for our devotion to their browsers.

    Chrome is going to win out for me, I love Google period.

  4. Microsoft does have something to worry about because Google is well branded: it is more likely that IE users will have heard of Google than of Mozilla or Opera. So if they are going to take a chance on another browser, it is going to be Chrome.

  5. clickclickclickclick…clickclick… this browser is fast!!! quick loading all pages instantly. Hope it stays like this… ie normally performs also faster in the beginning. Nice new tool but stay safe with FF

  6. Chrome feels like a combination of Opera and Firefox. The best part is History, in Firefox it wasn’t so visible. Webmasters are going to keep using Firefox because of addons, others might like Chrome, it’s simpler then IE.

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