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Firefox takes first place

Nick Finck

November 14, 2004 at 6:52 PM

Since the browser stats that we posted in October seemed to raise a lot of eyebrows. Well, while checking my browser stats out this month I was pretty shocked at the results. I think you will have to see this to believe it. First go read the October post and then contrast that to these current stats:

Browser Session %
Firefox 34.25%
Internet Explorer 32.11%
Mozilla 18.98%
Opera 6.20%
Safari 5.76%
Netscape 1.96%
Konqueror 0.55%
Camino 0.18%

One of the most amazing parts about the stats is not shown here. Of that 34.25% for Firefox you see here, 67.05% is for version 1.0 which only released just days ago. Feel free to add your site's stats in the comments.

Comments

Ian Firth

November 14, 2004 at 9:52 PM

FireFox is still a tiny portion of the pie unless the stats are coming from a web designer type site like Digital Web Magazine. Here's a very broad spectrum of the 20-40 year olds that visit my automotive site. Many of them are geeks, so the FireFox stats are pretty decent. 1: 3106333: 755587: MSIE : 2937964: 702711: MSIE/6 : 167310: 52596: MSIE/5 : 1059: 280: MSIE/4 2: 297917: 109871: Mozilla : 249841: 93980: Mozilla/1 : 114: 65: Mozilla/0 3: 30626: 30621: Mediapartners-Google : 30626: 30621: Mediapartners-Google/2 4: 46387: 14485: Netscape (compatible) 5: 34216: 4020: Opera : 34090: 4004: Opera/7 : 82: 10: Opera/5 : 44: 6: Opera/6

Stig

November 14, 2004 at 11:25 PM

Are the newsfeed included in this stats? Firefox users having your newsfeed as a "Live Bookmark" might boost this stats a lot as the newsfeed, as far as I know, are checked each time you start the browser. But nice stats anyway:-)

Matthew Roach

November 15, 2004 at 6:37 AM

Browser - Hits - Percentage FireFox - 892 - 55.7 % Unknown - 543 - 33.9 % MS Internet Explorer - 152 - 9.5 %

geeky

November 15, 2004 at 6:56 AM

You may have even more Firefox users than that visiting. I use Firefox as my main browser, but I probably show up in the IE stats category because my feedreader (FeedDemon) uses IE.

Nick Finck

November 15, 2004 at 7:16 AM

Geeky: yes, FeedDemon and other feed readers show up in our user agent stats, however I have filtered those out simply because you can't make any distinction from a FeedDemon session using Firefox from a FeedDemon session using Internet Explorer.

Jaci

November 15, 2004 at 7:22 AM

Those are great numbers. I wish I had as many Firefox users as you do... In my stats they are less than 9%. When will people ever learn?

Arthur Lugtigheid

November 15, 2004 at 9:30 AM

Actually, when I add all the different user agents from my stats, I get a total percentage of about 34% of gecko based browsers. It's been that way for quite some time now. And I can't deny that this somehow fills me with great joy.

Vinnie Garcia

November 15, 2004 at 10:17 AM

Discounting the RSS feed, my site gets about 40% IE users, 40% Gecko users, and the other 20% is split up between Safari, Opera, and various search engine bots. It's a site aimed at web designers though, so that's the big reason for the skew. Page views are only about 55% of my site's traffic, the rest is all RSS feeds. At work though, it's a different story. IE6 is still around 93%, but there is hardly any IE5 to speak of. 5 of the remaining 7% is Firefox, which is growing month-to-month, and the other 2% is split between Safari and search engine bots. No Opera to speak of, but whatever.

Faruk Ates

November 16, 2004 at 4:43 AM

56.87% - Mozilla/5.0 33.48% - MSIE 6.0 1.71% - Opera/7.5 The rest are all below 1%. The Mozilla/5.0 stat is both Mozilla and Firefox users. This is for the month October, which was the month I opened my site (did so on the 1st at 3 am). :-)

Justin

November 16, 2004 at 9:18 AM

FireFox 27508 47.3 % MS IE 18039 31 % Netscape 2020 3.4 % Opera 1564 2.6 % Safari 725 1.2 % Glad to see Firefox taking the lead here also

poindexter

March 2, 2005 at 4:10 PM

Our site is definitely not for geeks, but we're still seeing about 9% firefox. On the downside, we're still seeing about 9% AOL users as well...

Neil Martin

July 6, 2005 at 9:17 AM

Used for hosting files linked from various forums: 6 Jul 2005 57% IE 31% Firefox 12% Other From just 3202 site hits. I'm only counting unique IP address from the Apache logs. One IP = One Hit.

Santi

August 31, 2005 at 1:01 PM

Browsers Versions Grabber Hits Percent MSIE 310905 96.1 % Msie 6.0 No 299291 92.5 % Msie 6. No 1 0 % Msie 5.5 No 1963 0.6 % Msie 5.23 No 79 0 % Msie 5.22 No 5 0 % Msie 5.13 No 60 0 % Msie 5.01 No 5274 1.6 % Msie 5.00 No 3 0 % Msie 5.0 No 4227 1.3 % Msie ? No 2 0 % FIREFOX 6395 1.9 % Firefox 1.0.4 No 700 0.2 % Firefox 1.0.3 No 447 0.1 % Firefox 1.0.2 No 304 0 % Firefox 1.0.1 No 867 0.2 % Firefox 1.0 No 2327 0.7 % Firefox 0.8 No 234 0 % Firefox 0.10 No 84 0 % Firefox ? No 1432 0.4 % NETSCAPE 614 0.1 % Netscape 8.0.2 No 71 0 % Netscape 7.2 No 114 0 % Netscape 7.0 No 265 0 % Netscape 5.0 No 7 0 % Netscape 4.5 No 155 0 % Netscape 4.0 No 2 0 % Others 5342 1.6 % Unknown ? 3882 1.2 % Mozilla No 789 0.2 % Opera No 283 0 % Safari No 282 0 % NetShow Player (media player) No 46 0 % UP.Browser (PDA/Phone browser) No 29 0 % RealAudio or compatible (media player) No 11 0 % Sony/Ericsson Browser (PDA/Phone browser) No 9 0 % Konqueror No 8 0 % Windows Media Player (media player) No 1 0 % LibWWW No 1 0 % Nokia Browser (PDA/Phone browser) No 1 0 %

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