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Firefox vs Chrome

From: Lou Anne M.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:45 AM
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The latest from Brian Gardner on 05/16/2012
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The Browser Wars: Chrome Finally Catches up to Firefox

Last summer I asked the question if Chrome will Overtake Firefox in the race to become the most popular internet browser. You can see from the graph I posted back then it appeared inevitable.

Well the time has come.

To refresh your memory, the traffic data I’ve collected is from StudioPress because in my world, that provides the largest sample I could use. Over the past 21 months, StudioPress has received over 6,000,000 visitors, with 35,000,000 page views.

Now that the 1st Quarter of 2012 has ended, I ran some traffic numbers to confirm my longtime suspicion.

Here’s the updated chart on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Chrome Finally
                                              Catches Up to Firefox

Here’s a recap of the previous 9 quarters worth of data:

Firefox
Q1 2010 - 56%
Q2 2010 - 54%
Q3 2010 - 51%
Q4 2010 - 49%
Q1 2011 - 46%
Q2 2011 - 45%
Q3 2011 - 42%
Q4 2011 – 39%
Q1 2012 – 36%
Chrome
Q1 2010 - 12%
Q2 2010 - 15%
Q3 2010 - 19%
Q4 2010 - 21%
Q1 2011 - 23%
Q2 2011 - 25%
Q3 2011 - 29%
Q4 2011 – 32%
Q1 2012 – 36%

Just last month it was announced that Chrome was the second most popular browser, and the analytics of StudioPress confirm that.

I’ll be interested to see what the graph will look like after Q2 of 2012 – and yes, I’ll be sure to post that. This has been quite an interesting thing for me to follow, especially since I made the switch from Firefox to Chrome nearly a year ago.

And I haven’t looked back.

What Browser are You Using?

It took some time for me to make the change from Firefox to Chrome – and that was primarily because there were certain tools (Firebug) that I clung to.

Once I realized that Chrome offered similar (and sometimes far superior) alternatives, the choice was simple. What’s holding you back?

Feel free to leave a comment and discuss which browser (and why) you are using for your internet experience.


Go on now, come join me in the discussion.


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