Thursday, January 18, 2007

IE7 browser share at (mid-January 2007)

Continuing my regular series of posts on browser share for visits to (and to its mirror site). Over the last month and especially during the last week or two, there seems to have been a decrease in Firefox share from 20-25% daily to 15-20% daily.

The Firefox drop-off has been taken up by Internet Explorer 7 with the total for IE6 plus IE7 now having built up from around 70% daily to nearly 80% as shown in today's pie chart:

And over at Microsoft's IE Blog we have Group Manager Tony Chor proclaiming:
I’m pleased to report that on January 8th, we had the 100 millionth IE7
installation. However, even more important than installations is usage. According to WebSideStory (the company we use to measure browser usage), as of this week, over 25% of all visitors to websites in the US were using IE7, making IE7 the second most used browser after IE6. We expect these numbers to continue to rise as we complete our final localized versions, scale up AU distribution, and with the consumer availability of Windows Vista on January 30, 2007.
I presume that when he refers here to "AU" he means "Automatic Updates" (or the like) and not Australia!

1 comment:

  1. On my main website about 20% of visitors use Firefox, on my blog about 45% of visitors use Firefox. I noticed too that Firefox dropped about 10% during the last weeks, while IE7 increased about 8%. But it can be just a temporary occurence.