Usage share of web browsers

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The usage share of web browsers.
Source: Median values from summary table.      Internet Explorer (65.29%; Usage by version number)      Mozilla Firefox (25.69%)      Safari (3.74%)      Google Chrome (2.84%)      Opera (1.62%)      Other (0.82%)

The usage share of web browsers is the percentage of visitors to a group of websites that use a particular web browser. For example, when it is said that Internet Explorer has 65% usage share, it means that some version of Internet Explorer is used by 65% of visitors that visit a given set of sites.

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[edit] Accuracy

Measuring browser usage in terms of the number of requests (page hits) made by each user agent can be misleading.

[edit] Overestimation

Not all requests are generated by a user, as a user agent can make requests at regular time intervals without user input. In this case, the usage of that user agent would then be overestimated. Some examples:

  • A web browser that refreshes the webpage at a regular time interval.
  • A feed reader that requests the RSS or Atom feed at a regular time interval.
  • Extra files like CSS hacks and JavaScript hacks are often sent to Internet Explorer.
  • Gecko-based browsers (such as Firefox) can prefetch linked web pages, potentially increasing hits. Link prefetching in Gecko-based browsers is used on pages with enhanced markup, including Google search results.[1]
  • A user who revisits a site shortly after changing or upgrading browsers may be double-counted under some methodologies; overall numbers at the time of a new version's release may be skewed.[2]
  • Certain anti-virus products fake their user-agent to appear to be popular browsers. This is done to trick attack sites that might display clean content to the scanner, but not to the browser. The Register reported in June 2008 that traffic from AVG Linkscanner, using an IE6 user-agent, outstripped human link clicks by nearly 10 to 1. [3]
  • Many types of software, such as Web validators or crawlers, fetch web pages, and send fictitious user-agent strings to appear more like normal traffic.

[edit] Underestimation

It is also possible to underestimate the usage share by using the number of requests, for example:

  • A graphical browser typically results in more hits than a text browser, as it downloads files referred to by the HTML document (e.g., images, CSS, and JavaScript).
  • Many browsers and download managers spoof a different user agent string to the web server to prevent erroneous or malicious browser sniffing which could result in receiving broken or incompatible code, or being completely blocked, and thus increasing the statistics for other browsers (as an example, prior to version 9, the Opera web browser had "Identify as Internet Explorer" as the default user setting)
  • Text-based and audio-based browsers do not download any webbugs at all.
  • Gecko-based browsers since Firefox 1.5 and Opera use fast Document Object Model (DOM) caching. JavaScript is only executed on pageload from net or disk cache, but not if it is loaded from DOM cache. This can have an impact on JavaScript based tracking of browser statistics.[4]
  • Some browser extensions and security programs (such as the popular Firefox extension NoScript) block javascript, flash, applets and some forms of HTML (HTML blocked through ClearClick) for non-whitelisted sites. This may also affect JavaScript based tracking of browser statistics.
  • Many browsers accessing a site via one proxy are apt to be counted as only one access, if the proxy caches the result; in particular, it is usual for browsers on mobile phones to access the web via proxies (many of which violate HTTP's specifications for proxies; even if a webbug is designed to work despite proxying, the proxies run by mobile operators may well mislead it).
  • While most browsers generate additional page hits by refreshing webpages when user navigates back through page history, some browsers (such as Opera) reuse cached content without resending requests to server.[5][6]
  • Generally, the more faithfully a browser implements HTTP's cache specifications, the more it shall be under-reported relative to browsers which implement those specifications poorly.[6]

[edit] Summary Table

Source Month Internet
Explorer
Firefox Safari Chrome Opera Source
Net Applications August 2009 66.97% 22.98% 4.07% 2.84% 2.04% [1]
The Counter August 2009 72.79% 18.16% 4.63% 0.00% (N/A) 0.86% [2]
OneStat March 2009 79.79% 15.59% 2.65% 0.86% 0.54% [3]
Stat Counter August 2009 58.69% 31.28% 3.25% 3.38% 2.67% [4]
W3Counter August 2009 52.36% 31.86% 4.35% 3.23% 1.19% [5]
AT Internet April 2009 63.60% 28.40% 3.40% 1.70% 2.20% [6]
Median August 2009 65.29% 25.69% 3.74% 2.84% 1.62%

Note that The Counter value is an average of the past 18 months.

[edit] Historical Usage Share

[edit] Net Applications (2004 to Present)

On 2009-08-01, Net Applications began weighting its raw data based on the number of internet users in the countries concerned, using data from the CIA. The changes were applied retroactively to older data; the table below uses weighted data from 2007 Q4 onwards.[7]

Global usage share data from: Net Applications
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
2009 Q3 67.33% 0.58% 0.09% 22.73% 2.01% 4.07% 2.71% 2009 Q3
2009 Q2 68.06% 0.68% 0.06% 23.00% 2.05% 3.67% 2.13% 2009 Q2
2009 Q1 69.13% 0.51% 0.06% 22.67% 2.18% 3.58% 1.56% 2009 Q1
2008 Q4 71.99% 0.41% 0.07% 20.78% 2.15% 3.11% 1.16% 2008 Q4
2008 Q3 74.93% 0.43% 0.07% 19.07% 2.06% 2.73% 0.37% 2008 Q3
2008 Q2 76.24% 0.48% 0.08% 18.16% 1.97% 2.73% 2008 Q2
2008 Q1 77.83% 0.41% 0.13% 16.86% 1.84% 2.65% 2008 Q1
2007 Q4 79.16% 0.50% 0.09% 15.84% 1.78% 2.39% 2007 Q4
2007 Q3 78.85% 0.76% 0.11% 14.69% 0.51% 4.80% 2007 Q3
2007 Q2 78.76% 0.83% 0.15% 14.92% 0.46% 4.66% 2007 Q2
2007 Q1 79.38% 0.77% 0.19% 14.35% 0.50% 4.70% 2007 Q1
2006 Q4 80.69% 0.86% 0.23% 13.50% 0.56% 4.06% 2006 Q4
2006 Q3 82.88% 0.88% 0.26% 11.89% 0.62% 3.30% 2006 Q3
2006 Q2 84.03% 0.98% 0.32% 10.67% 0.57% 3.25% 2006 Q2
2006 Q1 85.01% 1.09% 0.36% 9.77% 0.53% 3.10% 2006 Q1
2005 Q4 85.88% 1.25% 0.43% 9.00% 0.54% 2.80% 2005 Q4
2005 Q3 86.74% 1.92% 0.48% 7.97% 0.55% 2.24% 2005 Q3
2005 Q2 87.24% 1.62% 0.59% 8.08% 0.52% 1.89% 2005 Q2
2005 Q1 89.02% 1.89% 0.67% 6.17% 0.49% 1.70% 2005 Q1
2004 Q4 91.35% 2.09% 0.80% 3.66% 0.51% 1.50% 2004 Q4

Among other browsers, Net Applications gives the following breakdown from the second quarter of 2009:

[edit] TheCounter.com (2000 to Present)

Usage share of web browsers history from 2000 to 2009 according to TheCounter.com


Global usage share data from: TheCounter.com Global Statistics
Period Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Netscape / Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Sources
2009 Q3 74.00% 0.06% 20.00% 1.00% 4.00% July
2009 Q2 70.31% 0.06% 20.12% 0.94% 6.44% Apr, May, Jun
2009 Q1 71.25% 0.08% 20.01% 0.92% 5.47% Jan, Feb, Mar
2008 Q4 74.24% 0.07% 18.66% 0.89% 4.52% OctNovDec
2008 Q3 76.33% 0.07% 17.97% 0.84% 3.76% Jul, Aug, Sep
2008 Q2 78.30% 0.06% 16.36% 0.81% 3.41% Apr, May, Jun
2008 Q1 78.80% 0.06% 15.87% 0.79% 3.32% Jan, Feb, Mar
2007 Q4 81.14% 0.06% 13.81% 0.67% 3.21% Oct, Nov, Dec
2007 Q3 81.63% 0.06% 13.49% 0.66% 3.00% Jul, Aug, Sep
2007 Q2 82.97% 0.06% 12.41% 0.64% 2.87% Apr, May, Jun
2007 Q1 83.69% 0.06% 11.57% 0.57% 2.92% Jan, Feb, Mar
2006 Q4 84.11% 0.05% 11.13% 0.60% 2.80% Nov, Dec
2006 Q3 84.48% 0.06% 10.56% 0.73% 2.27% Jul, Aug, Sep
2006 Q2 86.32% 0.05% 9.03% 0.70% 1.89% Apr, May, Jun
2006 Q1 90.01% 0.05% 6.77% 0.58% 1.40% Jan, Feb, Mar
2005 Q4 87.25% 0.07% 8.60% 0.71% 1.83% Oct, Nov, Dec
2005 Q3 87.58% 0.07% 8.42% 0.67% 1.60% Jul, Aug, Sep
2005 Q2 90.90% 0.09% 6.02% 0.51% 0.99% Apr, May, Jun
2005 Q1 90.77% 0.11% 5.73% 0.54% 1.00% Jan, Feb, Mar
2004 Q4 90.98% 0.18% 5.10% 0.68% 0.77% Oct, Nov, Dec
2004 Q3 92.70% 0.20% 3.57% 0.65% 0.73% Jul, Aug, Sep
2004 Q2 95.04% 0.32% 2.37% 0.51% 0.67% Apr, May, Jun
2004 Q1 94.28% 0.36% 2.70% 0.52% Jan, Feb, Mar
2003 Q2 94.43% 1.45% 2.22% 0.66% Apr, May, Jun
2003 Q1 94.18% 1.77% 2.15% 0.65% Jan, Feb, Mar
2002 Q4 93.94% 2.31% 1.67% 0.83% Oct, Nov, Dec
2002 Q3 93.32% 3.04% 1.36% 0.94% Jul, Aug, Sep
2002 Q2 92.47% 4.13% 1.13% 0.82% Apr, May, Jun
2002 Q1 92.40% 4.67% 0.93% 0.52% Jan, Feb, Mar
2001 Q4 90.83% 5.23% 0.71% 0.36% Oct, Nov, Dec
2001 Q3 88.43% 6.49% 0.26% 0.31% Jul, Aug, Sep
2001 Q2 87.99% 7.46% 0.27% 0.28% Apr, May, Jun
2001 Q1 86.80% 9.84% 0.30% 0.22% Jan, Feb, Mar
2000 Q4 83.95% 12.61% 0.14% 0.14% Oct, Nov, Dec
2000 Q3 82.76% 14.35% 0.04% 0.14% Jul, Aug, Sep
2000 Q2 80.30% 17.54% 0.02% 0.12% Apr, May, Jun
2000 Q1 79.09% 19.25% 0.00% 0.13% Jan, Feb, Mar
Period Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Netscape / Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Sources

[edit] OneStat.com (2002 to Present)

Global usage share data from OneStat.com
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
March 2009 79.59% 0.31% 15.59% 0.54% 2.65% 0.86% 2009-04-04
November 2008 81.36% 0.32% 14.67% 0.55% 2.42% 0.54% 2008-11-24
February 2008 83.27% 0.14% 13.76% 0.55% 2.18% 2008-02-18
June 2007 84.66% 0.11% 12.72% 0.61% 1.79% 2007-07-02
January 2007 85.81% 0.13% 11.69% 0.58% 1.64% 2007-01-22
November 2006 85.24% 0.11% 12.15% 0.69% 1.61% 2006-11-06
October 2006 85.85% 0.12% 11.49% 0.69% 1.61% 2006-10-09
July 2006 83.05% 0.16% 12.93% 1.00% 1.84% 2006-07-09
May 2006 85.17% 0.15% 11.79% 0.79% 2.02% 2006-05-15
January 2006 85.82% 0.16% 11.23% 0.77% 1.88% 2006-01-31
November 2, 2005 85.45% 0.26% 11.51% 0.77% 1.75% 2005-11-02
April 27, 2005 86.63% 1.08% 8.69% 1.03% 1.26% 2005-04-27
February 28, 2005 87.28% 1.11% 8.45% 1.09% 1.21% 2005-02-28
November 22, 2004 88.90% 7.35% 1.33% 0.91% 2004-11-22
May 28, 2004 93.9% 2.1% 1.02% 0.71% 2004-05-28
January 19, 2004 94.8% 1.8% 0.8% 0.48% 2004-01-19
July 28, 2003 95.4% 0.6% 1.9% 1.6% 0.6% 0.25% 2003-07-28
February 3, 2003 95.2% 1.0% 1.9% 1.2% 0.7% 0.11% 2003-02-03
December 16, 2002 95.0% 1.1% 1.9% 1.1% 0.8% 2002-12-16
September 30, 2002 94.9% 1.2% 1.8% 0.8% 0.9% 2002-09-30
June 21, 2002 95.3% 1.9% 1.5% 0.4% 0.7% 2002-06-24
April 29, 2002 96.6% 2.1% 0.7% 0.5% 2002-04-29
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
USA usage share data from OneStat.com
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
March 2009 72.69% 0.49% 20.40% 0.38% 4.53% 1.05% Onestat.com pressbox
November 2008 75.54% 0.50% 18.74% 0.39% 3.95% 0.62% Onestat.com pressbox
June 2007 75.69% 0.17% 19.65% 0.61% 3.77% Onestat.com pressbox
January 2007 78.13% 0.18% 16.11% 0.73% 3.68% Onestat.com pressbox
Canadian usage share data from OneStat.com
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
March 2009 65.55% 0.56% 23.09% 0.75% 7.36% 1.32% Onestat.com pressbox
November 2008 69.67% 0.56% 20.38% 0.76% 7.56% 0.92% Onestat.com pressbox
June 2007 75.76% 0.13% 16.47% 0.69% 5.72% Onestat.com pressbox
January 2007 79.00% 0.14% 14.13% 0.71% 4.70% Onestat.com pressbox
UK usage share data from OneStat.com
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
March 2009 80.91% 0.36% 15.16% 0.60% 1.94% 0.85% Onestat.com pressbox
November 2008 83.77% 0.34% 11.45% 0.60% 1.76% 0.43% Onestat.com pressbox
June 2007 86.00% 0.10% 11.22% 0.53% 1.61% Onestat.com pressbox
January 2007 86.72% 0.10% 10.86% 0.49% 1.78% Onestat.com pressbox
Australian usage share data from OneStat.com
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Source
June 2007 66.42% 0.24% 26.32% 4.05% 1.86% Onestat.com pressbox
January 2007 65.71% 0.24% 26.68% 4.28% 1.77% Onestat.com pressbox
French usage share data from OneStat.com
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla / Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
March 2009 71.57% 0.46% 23.48% 0.54% 2.90% 0.86% Onestat.com pressbox
November 2008 71.50% 0.51% 23.45% 0.56% 3.23% 0.59% Onestat.com pressbox

[edit] StatCounter (2008 to Present)

Global Stats from StatCounter
Date Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
August 2009 58.69% 31.28% 2.67% 3.25% 3.38% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
July 2009 60.11% 30.50% 2.64% 3.02% 3.01% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
June 2009 59.49% 30.26% 3.46% 2.91% 2.80% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
May 2009 62.09% 28.75% 3.23% 2.65% 2.42% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
April 2009 61.88% 29.67% 2.96% 2.75% 2.07% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
March 2009 62.52% 29.4% 2.94% 2.73% 1.73% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
February 2009 64.43% 27.85% 2.95% 2.59% 1.52% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
January 2009 65.41% 27.03% 2.92% 2.57% 1.38% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
December 2008 67.84% 25.23% 2.83% 2.41% 1.21% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
November 2008 68.14% 25.27% 3.01% 2.49% 0.93% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
October 2008 67.68% 25.54% 2.69% 2.91% 1.02% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
September 2008 67.16% 25.77% 2.86% 3% 1.03% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
August 2008 68.91% 26.08% 1.83% 2.99% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
July 2008 68.57% 26.14% 1.78% 3.3% StatCounter Global Stats Top 5 browsers
Date Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source

[edit] ADTECH (2004 to Present)

Europe usage share data from: ADTECH
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Source
March 2009 67.7% 1.1% 25.3% 1.4% 2.6% 2009-04-01
Q1 2008 76.2% 2.6% 18.1% 1.0% 1.7% 2008-04-08
Q4 2007 76.0% 2.9% 18.0% 1.0% 1.6% 2008-01-31
July 2007 77.5% 3.9% 15.5% 0.9% 1.6% 2007-08-23
February 2007 77.34% 5.11% 14.34% 0.85% 1.63% 2007-03-20
February–April 2006 83.36% 0.38% 0.82% 12.38% 0.77% 1.67% 2006-06-13
September 2005 83.31% 0.61% 1.06% 12.41% 0.90% 1.40% 2005-11-14
June 2005 85.10% 0.60% 1.05% 10.11% 1.21% 1.34% 2005-06-27
March 2005 86.73% 0.71% 1.14% 8.96% 1.12% 2005-04-21
February 2005 87.57% 0.76% 1.26% 7.85% 1.05%
January 2005 87.13% 0.85% 1.33% 7.43% 1.70%
November 30, 2004 89.47% 0.92% 2.50% 5.51% 1.01% 2004-12-02
November 16, 2004 90.56% 0.89% 2.38% 4.56% 1.07%
September 2004 92.63% 0.82% 2.10% 2.91% 1.00% 2004-10-19
August 30, 2004 93.08% 0.95% 2.18% 2.15% 0.89% 2004-12-02
August 2004 92.78% 0.91% 2.82% 1.69% 1.06% 2004-10-19
July 2004 93.08% 0.97% 2.62% 1.64% 0.99%
January–April 2004 94.72% 1.49% 2.50% 0.73% 2004-06-02
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Source

[edit] W3 Counter (2007 to Present)

  • Note: W3 Counter only lists the top 10 Browsers by Version. This is one of the reasons why Opera fluctuates between 0.7% and 1.2% in the table below, as some versions only make it into the top 10 occasionally. This site counts the last 25,000 page views from each site making relatively small sites contribute a lot more to the statistics than in an overall count.

As of August 31, 2009 uncategorised browsers are at 7.01%

Global usage share data from: W3 Counter
Date Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
Aug 31, 2009 52.36% 31.86% 1.19% 4.35% 3.23% 2009-08-31
Jul 31, 2009 52.93% 1.10% 31.40% 1.18% 3.11% 3.11% 2009-07-31
Jun 30, 2009 56.92% 0.64% 31.27% 2.12% 2009-06-30
May 31, 2009 57.40% 31.04% 2.19% 0.57% 2009-05-31
Apr 30, 2009 57.42% 0.58% 31.22% 0.57% 1.69% 2009-04-30
Mar 31, 2009 57.63% 0.62% 31.07% 0.59% 1.76% 2009-03-31
Feb 28, 2009 57.56% 0.60% 30.92% 1.16% 1.91% 2009-02-28
Jan 31, 2009 57.90% 0.56% 30.70% 0.67% 2.44% 2009-01-31
Dec 31, 2008 58.08% 0.51% 30.71% 0.71% 2.58% 2008-12-31
Nov 30, 2008 58.57% 30.40% 1.23% 2.70% 2008-11-30
Oct 31, 2008 59.05% 30.13% 1.36% 2.77% 2008-10-31
Sept 30, 2008 57.03% 32.07% 1.56% 2.51% 2008-09-30
Aug 31, 2008 58.46% 31.40% 1.55% 1.80% 2008-08-31
Jul 31, 2008 60.65% 0.58% 29.68% 1.08% 1.90% 2008-07-31
Jun 30, 2008 61.43% 0.60% 29.02% 1.13% 2.02% 2008-06-30
May 31, 2008 61.56% 0.62% 28.86% 1.15% 2.16% 2008-05-31
Apr 30, 2008 61.66% 0.58% 28.79% 1.14% 2.31% 2008-04-30
Mar 31, 2008 61.66% 0.61% 28.39% 1.11% 2.50% 2008-03-31
Feb 29, 2008 61.67% 0.65% 28.38% 1.07% 2.54% 2008-02-29
Jan 31, 2008 61.79% 0.52% 28.39% 1.02% 2.42% 2008-01-31
Dec 1, 2007 62.36% 0.56% 27.77% 1.41% 1.84% 2007-12-01
Nov 10, 2007 62.55% 0.59% 27.56% 1.39% 1.95% 2007-11-10
Oct 30, 2007 62.41% 0.60% 27.70% 1.35% 1.99% 2007-10-30
Sept 20, 2007 66.22% 0.61% 25.45% 1.22% 1.76% 2007-09-20
Aug 30, 2007 66.20% 0.61% 25.43% 1.22% 1.76% 2007-08-30
July 30, 2007 66.41% 0.65% 25.11% 1.16% 1.75% 2007-07-30
June 30, 2007 66.20% 0.71% 25.08% 0.69% 1.81% 2007-06-30
May 30, 2007 66.69% 0.73% 24.55% 1.22% 1.85% 2007-05-30
Date Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source

[edit] AT Internet Institute (2007 to Present)

AT Internet Institute was formerly known as XiTi.

Europe usage share data from: AT Internet Institute
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Firefox Opera Safari Chrome Source
April 2009 63.6% 0.6% 28.4% 2.2% 3.4% 1.7% 2009-5
March 2009 64.6% 0.6% 27.8% 2.2% 3.3% 1.4%
February 2009 65.6% 0.5% 27.4% 2.1% 3.0% 1.3%
January 2009 58.1% 0.6% 32.5% 4.1% 3.0% 1.5% 2009-1
December 2008 58.5% 0.6% 32.3% 4.5% 2.7% 1.3%
November 2008 59.5% 0.6% 31.1% 5.1% 2.5% 1.1% 2008-12-22
October 2008 59.2% 0.6% 31.1% 5.4% 2.4% 1.1%
September 2008 60.2% 0.4% 31.2% 4.8% 2.4% 1.0% 2008-10-10
August 2008 59.4% 0.3% 33.0% 4.5% 2.6%
July 2008 60.4% 0.3% 32.2% 4.5% 2.4%
June 2008 60.5% 0.3% 31.4% 5.1% 2.5%
May 2008 61.7% 0.4% 30.7% 4.7% 2.4%
April 2008 64.5% 0.5% 28.9% 3.6% 2.4%
March 2008 65.0% 0.5% 28.8% 3.3% 2.3% 2008-04-30
February 2008 65.6% 0.5% 28.5% 3.2% 2.2%
January 2008 66.1% 0.5% 28.0% 3.2% 2.1%
December 2007 66.1% 0.5% 28.0% 3.3% 2.0%
November 2007 66.9% 0.5% 27.3% 3.2% 1.9%
October 2007 67.5% 0.4% 27.0% 3.1% 1.8%
September 2007 66.6% 0.3% 27.7% 3.4% 1.8% 2007-10-30
July 2-8, 2007 66.5% 0.3% 27.8% 3.5% 1.7% 2007-07-18

[edit] WebSideStory (1999 to 2006)

USA usage share data from: WebSideStory
Date Internet Explorer Netscape / Mozilla Firefox Source
June 2006 86.64% 9.95% July 19, 2006
January 5, 2006 87.63% 8.88% Jan. 12, 2006
November 4, 2005 88.16% 1.61% 8.13% November 10, 2005
September 23, 2005 88.46% 1.69% 7.86% September 27, 2005
April 29, 2005 88.86% 2.23% 6.75% May 10, 2005
February 18, 2005 89.85% 2.47% 5.69% Feb. 28, 2005
January 14, 2005 90.28% 2.64% 4.95%
December 3, 2004 91.80% 2.83% 4.06%
November 5, 2004 92.89% 2.95% 3.03%
October 8, 2004 93.21% 3.05% 2.66% December 13, 2004
June 4, 2004 95.48% 3.53%
August 26, 2002 95.97% 3.39% August 28, 2002
October 25, 2001 89.03% 10.47% October 31, 2001
April 25, 2001 86.61% 13.10% May 1, 2001
February 21, 2001 87.71% 12.01% February 22, 2001
June 18, 2000 86.08% 13.90%
August 2, 1999 75.31% 24.68% August 9, 1999
April 6, 1999 68.75% 29.46% April 7, 1999
March 1, 1999 66.90% 31.21% March 2, 1999
February 8, 1999 64.60% 33.43% February 22, 2001
Date Internet Explorer Netscape / Mozilla Firefox Source

[edit] Mail.ru (2009 to Present)

Russia usage share data from: Mail.Ru
Date Internet Explorer Opera Firefox Google Chrome SeaMonkey Safari Netscape Source
September 20 2009 45.17% 28.82% 21.93% 2.13% 1.65% 0.29% 0.01% Current today's data
August 18 2009 45.59% 28.28% 21.96% 2.29% 1.52% 0.34% 0.01% Accessed on August 18
June 9 2009 53.03% 24.33% 18.84% 2.24% 1.16% 0.40% Accessed on June 9
Date Internet Explorer Opera Firefox Google Chrome SeaMonkey Safari Netscape Source

[edit] 1998 and earlier

[edit] GVU WWW User Survey

Usage share data from: GVU WWW User Survey
Date Mosaic Netscape Navigator Internet Explorer Source
October 1998 64% 32.2% Primary Browser in 12 Months
April 1998 70% 22.7% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
October 1997 59.67% 15.13% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 1997 81.13% 12.13% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
October 1996 80.45% 12.18% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 1996 89.36% 3.76% Browser Expected to Use in 12 Months
April 1995 9% 54% Hal Berghel's Cybernautica - "A Web Monopoly"
October 1994 68% 18% Result Graph - Browser
January 1994 97% General Results Graphs

[edit] Dataquest

Usage share data from: Dataquest
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Source
1997 39.4% 57.6% Browser wars: High price, huge rewards
1996 20% 73%
1995 2.9% 80.1%

[edit] EWS Web Server at UIUC

Usage share data from: EWS Web Server at UIUC
Date Mosaic Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Source
1998 Q4 50.43% 46.87% Oct 1998, Nov 1998, Dec 1998
1998 Q3 47.90% 48.97% Jul 1998, Aug 1998, Sep 1998
1998 Q2 43.17% 53.57% Apr 1998, May 1998, Jun 1998
1998 Q1 39.67% 57.63% Jan 1998, Feb 1998, Mar 1998
1997 Q4 35.53% 62.23% Oct 1997, Nov 1997, Dec 1997
1997 Q3 32.40% 64.93% Jul 1997, Aug 1997, Sep 1997
1997 Q2 0.37% 27.67% 69.77% Apr 1997, May 1997, Jun 1997
1997 Q1 0.60% 22.87% 74.33% Jan 1997, Feb 1997, Mar 1997
1996 Q4 1.20% 19.07% 77.13% Oct 1996, Nov 1996, Dec 1996
1996 Q3 2.47% 13.97% 80.37% Jul 1996, Aug 1996, Sep 1996
1996 Q2 6.93% 9.60% 82.77% Apr 1996, May 1996, Jun 1996

[edit] International Data Corporation

Usage share data from: International Data Corporation
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Source
1997 23% 51% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
1996 16% 55%

[edit] ZD Market Intelligence

Usage share data from: ZD Market Intelligence
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Source
January 1998 39% 54% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
January 1997 21% 63%

[edit] Zona Research

Usage share data from: Zona Research
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Source
July 1998 45% 54% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
September 1997 36% 62%
January 1997 28% 70%

[edit] AdKnowledge

Usage share data from: AdKnowledge
Date Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator Source
June 1998 46% 52% Behind the numbers: Browser market share
March 1998 42% 57%
January 1998 36% 61%

[edit] See also

[edit] References

[edit] External links

  • Chuck Upsdell's Browser Stats lists web stats from many different stats sources and gives the approximate current usage share of the most popular layout engines.
  • Clicky Web Analytics lists data from over eighty thousand unique web sites
  • StatCounter Global Stats tracks the market share of search engines, browsers and operating systems including mobile from over 4 billion monthly page views.
  • W3Schools' Browser Statistics lists the web stats only from the W3 Schools site, which gives the approximate usage share of browsers among "people with an interest for web technologies."