Browser Market Share, October 2007

Here is the browser market share for October 2007, based on traffic to my top site:

IE: 63.75%
Firefox: 32.65%
Opera: 2.01%
Safari: 0.76%
Mozilla: 0.57%

Firefox had a strong October, gaining 0.99% during the month. Much of the increase came at the expense of IE, which saw a drop of 0.84% in October. The smaller browsers did not see much change. It’s worth noting that Firefox saw a new record high in October, after having just set a record high in September.

Browser Market Share, September 2007

Here is the browser market share for September 2007, based on traffic to my top site:

IE: 64.74%
Firefox: 31.81%
Opera: 1.89%
Safari: 0.76%
Mozilla: 0.57%

Firefox had a strong September, gaining 0.88% during the month. Much of the increase came at the expense of IE, which saw a drop of 0.92% in September. The smaller browsers did not see much change. In fact, the Firefox share number is the highest since I started reporting browser market share a year ago. Given that September is the back-to-school month, this could signify that Firefox is gaining usage among students.

Browser Market Share, August 2007

Here is the browser market share for August 2007, based on traffic to my top site:

IE: 65.66%
Firefox: 30.99%
Opera: 1.83%
Safari: 0.70%
Mozilla: 0.57%

In August, IE continued its comeback, moving up 0.26% during the month. Firefox decreased by 0.14% during the same month. The smaller browsers all saw small losses: Opera lost 0.04%, Safari lost 0.03%, and Mozilla lost 0.03%. Looking forward to September, schools will be back in session, and we will see if that makes a difference to the browser market share.

Browser Market Share, July 2007

Here is the browser market share for June 2007, based on traffic to my top site:

IE: 65.40%
Firefox: 31.13%
Opera: 1.87%
Safari: 0.73%
Mozilla: 0.60%

For the second month in a row, IE gained market share (+0.28%) while Firefox lost market share (-0.20%). Among the smaller players, Safari’s market share remained constant, an indication that the “Safari for Windows” product is not gaining much traction. I downloaded Safari for Windows when it first came out, but haven’t used it at all since the initial 2-3 days.

Browser Market Share, June 2007

Here is the browser market share for June 2007, based on traffic to my top site:

IE: 65.12%
Firefox: 31.33%
Opera: 1.94%
Safari: 0.73%
Mozilla: 0.57%

For the first time since we started reporting browser market share numbers, IE increased market share (+0.23%) and Firefox lost market share (-0.09%). The biggest loser for June, however, was Opera, which lost 0.18%. Safari gained 0.10% during June, with Safari on Windows accounting for most of the gain (0.07%).

It appears that Safari on Windows has not made much inroads into the IE/Firefox duopoly in the browser market. It is currently only an alpha product, with bugs to be worked out, so I don’t expect much change in the browser landscape before Safari on Windows is officially in production.

Browser Market Share, May 2007

Here is the browser market share for May 2007, based on traffic to my top site:

IE: 64.89%
Firefox: 31.42%
Opera: 2.12%
Safari: 0.63%
Mozilla: 0.60%

The biggest difference from previous months was that IE showed an increase (albeit a very small one). All other browsers pretty much held steady, with the exception of Safari, which went from 0.74% in April to 0.63% in May. This drop was not significant in absolute terms, but did represent a 15% decline from April. Opera’s share held steady after a huge jump in April, which meant that the April increase was most likely real, but the momentum had slowed in May.