Chrome – Who’s Losing?

Hi folks,

Here are the Global Browser Market Share stats for the last few days.

Looking at these numbers we can begin to identify which browsers are losing market share to Chrome.

IE FireFox Safari Chrome Other
Aug 28 68.17% 24.66% 2.83% N/A 4.33%
Aug 29 67.81% 24.78% 2.84% N/A 4.57%
Aug 30 65.41% 26.38% 3.04% N/A 5.17%
Aug 31 64.49% 26.91% 3.06% N/A 5.56%
Sep 01 66.92% 25.26% 2.99% N/A 4.84%
Sep 02* 67.58% 24.36% 2.91% N/A 5.06%
Sep 03 67.81% 23.54% 2.70% 1.11% 4.87%
Sep 04 70.87% 21.26% 2.48% 1.15% 4.25%




The below table outlines the changes in market share over the period:

IE FireFox Safari Chrome Other
Aug 28
Aug 29 (0.36%) +0.12% +0.01% N/A +0.24%
Aug 30 (2.40%) +1.60% +0.20% N/A +0.60%
Aug 31 (0.92%) +0.53% +0.02% N/A +0.39%
Sep 01 +2.43% (1.65%) (0.07%) N/A (0.72%)
Sep 02* +0.66% (0.90%) (0.08%) N/A +0.22%
Sep 03 +0.23% (0.82%) (0.21%) +1.11% (0.19%)
Sep 04 +3.06% (2.28%) (0.22%) +0.04% (0.62%)

*The Chrome browser was launched late in the day GMT time on Sept 2nd so the first full day of tracking for Chrome is Sept 3rd.

This information is based on a total sample for the period of over 250 million page views globally. All daily stats are based on 24 hour periods, bar the stats for today, September 4th, which are based on a 12 hour sample to 12noon GMT.




Update September 5, 2008, 4.30pm GMT

Further to several requests from journalists, the latest stats for Global Browser Market Share (up to 3pm GMT today) are available for download here:
Excel Version (.xls)
PDF Version (.pdf)

143 comments on “Chrome – Who’s Losing?

  1. As you people say, firefox is good. . . . But chrome is not built wit any features, just a blank page. . . , when all the browsers are compared with Opera, . . . . Huh . . Wat 2 say. . . . Its impossible for any web developer 2 imagine its features, . . . . . . . . . . . . . I never switch 2 any from 0pera, coz its simply fully loaded! My pc , laptop , palmtop . . . All are runnin opera! . . . Thanx Opera

  2. …And I’m surprise that so many technical people are still using Firefox 3.0 instead of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2!
    I’ve tried many times Firefox since it’s borning day to find every time that the loading of images is much more slower than with Explorer, and many internet pages are not well displayed by this “Pascal” browser.
    Instead the “Basic” Explorer browsser gives less and less problems.

    But, as you will certainly say, I’m not technical enought…
    Also if many of you were not already born when I was testing and contributing to the writing of MC-Link BBS (now http://www.mclink.it) in 1985…

    So, in my opinion, Chrome will have large success.

    For a simple reason. It will like to normal people thay are very glad to use simple TV remote controls. But, as I’ve already seen, it is able to compete with the other browser in any region of it’s working.

    And, most important, “it’s very much faster”.

    Good luck guys…!

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  3. I don’t think this data is statistically significant because the day to day variance in IE and FF users is as high as 2.4%.

    But it does lend a clue as to what is happening. Keep up the reporting. It’s fascinating!

  4. As an advertiser I’m baffled by it as once users have built up their database of regular websites visited they will be less likely to browse for other similar ones when looking to buy anything.
    Therefore adsense revenue will surely drop substantially for Google if Chrome became a huge success?

  5. It may be a little early to be looking at the statistics……..I would like to see the numbers after a solid 6 month period in order to make a judgement call on the browser wars.

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