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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Firefox Market Share Increases 34%

According to a study by Web analytics firm WebSideStory, Firefox's share of the browser market grew 34% in just one month, from 3.03% on November 5 to 4.06% on December 3. Microsoft Internet Explorer lost 1.09% of its users, dropping to 91.80% over the same period. As this table shows, IE's losses have been trending and accelerating:

U.S. Browser Usage Share

Browser12/3/200411/5/200410/8/20046/4/2004
IE91.80%92.8993.2195.48
Firefox4.063.032.66*3.53
Non-Firefox Netscape and Mozilla browsers2.832.953.05
Other1.251.071.03.95

* WebSideStory did not track the Firefox browser separately until Oct. 2004. The June 4, 2004, figure includes all Netscape and Mozilla-based browsers, including Firefox.

The study encompassed 30 million daily visitors to 20,000 websites in 200 countries.
(via Alex Barnett's MSDN blog)

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