Browser Market Share, October 2011

Here is the browser market share for October 2011, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from September):

IE: 35.81% (-1.72%)
Firefox: 33.02% (-0.08%)
Google Chrome: 26.91% (+1.55%)
Safari: 1.93% (+0.18%)
Opera: 1.42% (+0.07%)

Google Chrome gained more than 1.1% for the 3rd straight month, reaching 26.91%. IE lost market share by over 1.5% for the 2nd month in a row, and now only leads Firefox by less than 3 percentage points. Our numbers are in line with data released by Net Applications, which showed that IE had dropped significantly in October.