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. Ah, gee and it looks like all the Google ads for Firefox have suddenly vanished too. That makes sense now they are competitors…

    Re: Ahmad above – I’ve never had any issues with statcounter cookies on FF. Unless I’m missing something it’s been working fine.

  2. Definitely agree that it’s not perfect, and most frustrating is that browsing on photos on Facebook doesn’t work at all, or deleting some msgs in the inbox. But I’m assuming google will smooth out these details over the next few months.

    Personally, it hasn’t replaced my usage of FF since I have so many add-ons like gmail manager. And also, I agree with those that say it won’t replace IE because those users are generally hesitant to try new alternatives even if they know about it. It took me a LONG time to convince my parents to use FF.

  3. I have used Chrome since the minute I saw it on Google’s homepage and I have to say that the browser’s layout and overall design/function is outstanding.

    However, in actual website browsing use, it lacks in a few areas. Now maybe it’s just me, but as I post this I will be switching back to Firefox until Chrome is a little further down the development/testing phases.

    Great start on Chrome. Can’t wait till I can get Google appliances too.

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