StatCounter: Chrome up, IE and Firefox drop

Stat Counter has published its monthly statistics report for the month of July and it shows that Chrome is gaining on its lead as the dominate browser on the market as IE and Firefox continue to decline. We should note that these results are the raw data and could be modified if Stat Counter finds any anomalies. Additionally, there is also a bit of discrepancies about how Stat Counter collects its data which could cause the results to reflect incorrectly on how the market is actually skewed. 

With the above information made clear, Chrome is expanding its gain on IE and Firefox as both of those platforms saw another month of decline in their usage. We can also see that IE9 is also being adopted at a rapid pace as it has blown past IE8 usage too. 

The browser marketplace is quite competative these days but we will have to wait until Net Applications publishes its results to see how these two services compare when it comes to browser marketshare. 

It will also be interesting to see how Windows 8 changes the landscape as the platform has two iterations of IE10 (desktop and metro modern UI?) that could help IE gain back some turf. Seeing as many have abondaonded IE, with Windows 8, they will get a fresh look at IE10 but will it be enough to keep them from downloading a new browser? Only time will tell.   

Source: Stat Counter

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The second chart is just so wrong lets put all of Chromes market share together and leave all the other browsers separated by browser version of course Chrome will come in first. I think someone is pushing their own agenda here...

TLDR: bad chart is bad


We can also see that IE9 is also being adopted at a rapid pace as it has blown past IE8 usage too.

That's because it's being pushed to every Windows 7 machine automatically. No surprise there.

simplezz said,

That's because it's being pushed to every Windows 7 machine automatically. No surprise there.

Really! you mean like Google been bundling their crap on every plugin/utility imaginable, without the user requesting it.

nickcruz said,

Really! you mean like Google been bundling their crap on every plugin/utility imaginable, without the user requesting it.

Google and Microsoft are equally guilty at that.

thealexweb said,

Google and Microsoft are equally guilty at that.

Wait, MS bundles IE9?? Haha, I don't think so. Maybe you're thinking of crap like the Bing bar.

funkydude said,

Wait, MS bundles IE9?? Haha, I don't think so. Maybe you're thinking of crap like the Bing bar.

I'm fairly sure I saw IE being advertised in a piece of freeware I downloaded the other week but I can't remember what

I think IE will start picking up after IE10. The browsers are getting faster and slicker. Right now though Chrome is the choice for me mainly due to its Google syncing options.

drazgoosh said,
I think IE will start picking up after IE10. The browsers are getting faster and slicker. Right now though Chrome is the choice for me mainly due to its Google syncing options.

IE may be getting better but it's brand reputation is in tatters.

drazgoosh said,
I think IE will start picking up after IE10. The browsers are getting faster and slicker. Right now though Chrome is the choice for me mainly due to its Google syncing options.

As a previous Chrome user, which I used because of it's speed I can say that IE10 rocks chrome to shame. I love the new IE10 speed and it's ****ing awesome! Hopefully IE10 RTM is even better.

google said last month that according to their internal metrics Chrome is the popular browser.
so i think this stat is true considering Google has their ad network all over the internet.

still1 said,
google said last month that according to their internal metrics Chrome is the popular browser.
so i think this stat is true considering Google has their ad network all over the internet.

Yep, spying and tracking everyone they can get their hands on right? Good thing us smart people block that kind of nonsense, which means even that source of statistics will be less than reliable.

funkydude said,

Good thing us smart people block that kind of nonsense

If only the rest of us "smart people" could block your kind of nonsense...

funkydude said,

Yep, spying and tracking everyone they can get their hands on right? Good thing us smart people block that kind of nonsense, which means even that source of statistics will be less than reliable.


haters gonna hate!! butt hurt people block legit stat as non sense... we know how that works!!

still1 said,

haters gonna hate!! butt hurt people block legit stat as non sense... we know how that works!!

Block legit stat? Please, read a dictionary before commenting. Google tracking can be blocked quite easily (ABP & privacy lists/TPLs/DNT/etc), which like I said, obscures your great Google results too.

I love how you didn't even try to disprove it, just blurt out obscure nonsense, funny.

funkydude said,

Block legit stat? Please, read a dictionary before commenting. Google tracking can be blocked quite easily (ABP & privacy lists/TPLs/DNT/etc), which like I said, obscures your great Google results too.

I love how you didn't even try to disprove it, just blurt out obscure nonsense, funny.

so does statcounter and other stat tracking!!! thats not the point... StatCounter and google's tracking match while netstat does not... Google ad network is the biggest and should be fairly close stat!!! I didnt try to disapprove because tracking based on browser page hits is not accurate(unless all manufacturer come together to track it) but they give a trend. In this case i agree with statcounter and Google.

still1 said,

so does statcounter and other stat tracking!!! thats not the point... StatCounter and google's tracking match while netstat does not... Google ad network is the biggest and should be fairly close stat!!! I didnt try to disapprove because tracking based on browser page hits is not accurate(unless all manufacturer come together to track it) but they give a trend. In this case i agree with statcounter and Google.

Except I never said that StatCounters statistics were correct, you just assumed that so you could have a nice big Google preach and feel good, lol.

Infact, they are just as flawed as Google's because it involves tracking, instead of harvesting actual website hit data from webmasters like NetMarketShare does.

funkydude said,

Except I never said that StatCounters statistics were correct, you just assumed that so you could have a nice big Google preach and feel good, lol.

Infact, they are just as flawed as Google's because it involves tracking, instead of harvesting actual website hit data from webmasters like NetMarketShare does.


except I never said that "you said StatCounters is correct".. You smart people started blocking such things right!! really smart people!!!

my view was google has bigger network than statcounter and netshare.. since google told in conference that chrome is the most popular browser and stat counter backs the claim. I think they have more accurate stat!! (Remember more accurate not the right stat) Its MY view on it and if you dont want to accept my view then dont accept it. No one is forcing!!!

oh... No man. This time its totally CRAP .... Not TRUE.
:
The Latest version of Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1 and Firefox Beta 15 performance is very impressive.
i didn't find any major annoying thing. Working smoothly and fast.

"Additionally, there is also a bit of discrepancies about how Stat Counter collects its data which could cause the results to reflect incorrectly on how the market is actually skewed. "

So you've reported a story that is probably wrong? Way to go!!!

Unlike you, I know the issues behind the data, if it's wrong, it's consistently wrong which can still show trending over time which makes the data relevant.

Yeah I don't think IE has quite been overtaken by such a large margin as some stat counters would like us to believe. Furthermore, I have a feeling with Windows 8 and IE10 we might see a little grow for IE again. Chrome will probably continue to do fine while Firefox, I'm not so sure about anymore - less and less reson for anyone to want to use it as their browser of choice.

our web site stats are more in line with statcounter than net app.

We have around 180 000 unique session every month.

Obry said,
Firefox, I'm not so sure about anymore - less and less reson for anyone to want to use it as their browser of choice.

Yeah, especially considering most people have a 64bit OS in which case alternatives like 'Pale Moon x64' are just plain better than the standard Firefox versions.

personally i don't think ill be dumping Pale Moon x64 (basically 64bit Firefox) anytime soon as i just like the all around feel/functionality of it over Chrome/IE etc.

if i where just using the browsers in their stock state it's possible i might use Chrome over Firefox (and variations) but since i do a little customization with extensions i think that's pretty much what keeps Firefox (and variations) in the game.

bogas04 said,
NetApps shows entirely different results ! God knows which one to believe

Remember these are just statistics, you can't possibly count real world usage so take the results with a grain of sand.

bogas04 said,
NetApps shows entirely different results ! God knows which one to believe

Well NetApplications manipulate their data, and Statcounter doesn't (well mostly). I prefer to take the raw data than highly processed data from a smaller number of sources.

Statcounter is pretty much the defacto statistics monitor now.