Is Firefox Approaching 50% Market Share?

Ken Kovash

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At least in one large region of the world, the answer is “yes”.

The folks at Gemius have been kind enough to aggregate their individual country data (e.g., www.en.ranking.pl/) into a single view across their entire sample – a sample totaling more than 60 Billion page views each month.  For an overview of the various market share providers and their samples, please read here.

We’ll eventually look to expand the conversation around this data, but for now, we’ll highlight just one breathtaking view.  The chart below shows weekly browser market share data since the beginning of 2007 and it includes aggregated data from across nine countries – Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

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  1. Ivan wrote on :

    In another region of the world, Opera is approaching 50% (that includes Russia, which is *not* in the graph above since Gemius does *not* track it), or is, in fact, over 50% already.

    http://my.opera.com/dstorey/blog/2009/03/16/a-look-at-desktop-market-share-cis-edition

    Statistics are awesome, aren’t they?

  2. Florent V. wrote on ::

    It’s amazing (or maybe strange) how the drops and spikes in the MSIE and Firefox lines match perfectly. Though the MSIE line is dropping faster than the Firefox line is going up (i checked in Photoshop :)).

  3. Anonymous wrote on :

    Sounds like a rather random choice of countries.

  4. rajiv wrote on ::

    Firfox is great,with lots of plugins and faster browsing.

  5. Tar wrote on :

    w3schools.com graph looks similar:
    http://imgur.com/ZzqM0.png

  6. mpt wrote on ::

    Congratulations on the continued growth. It would be interesting to see this broken down by operating system.

    (BTW, you made a small typo: “We’ll eventually look to expand the conversation around this data” should be “We’ll write more about this later”.)

  7. Relief wrote on :

    Firefox en IE grahpcs are just mirrored. Therefore this is just a fabricated image.

    You should do your work Good Firefox, instead of giving us false information.

  8. Dave wrote on :

    @Florent & Relief: Firefox and IE are the main players on that graph, thus *necessarily* they’re going to be largely mirrored. Think about it. The others are rather slow and steady and have no real spikes in them. If IE or Firefox spikes (for whatever reason) then the only place the numbers go to/from would be the other one. If IE went down, and the others didn’t move much, then Firefox went up, or vice versa. It’s a zero sum game here.

  9. dave wrote on :

    The graphs track (or “mirror”) each other because the total always has to add up to 100%. If one browser gains, it does so at the expense of the other browsers.

    You can see similar patterns on a weekly scale as usage of older IE versions drops at the weekend and the drops are mirrored by rises in newer IE versions and Firefox etc.

  10. retry wrote on :

    Since all browsers are gaining over time except MSIE, then MSIE should be dropping equal to the aggregate rise of all the other browsers, not just firefox. So yes, this graph is BS.

  11. Ican Add wrote on :

    @retry – InternetDestroyer ~IS~ dropping equal to the aggregate rise of the others. Read the graph. Add the numbers. You are the BS here.

  12. financial spreadbetting wrote on ::

    I have recently converted from IE to Firefox and have to say it is much better. A few of my friends have started using Chrome which looks like Firefox’s biggest competition at the moment.

  13. forexlore wrote on ::

    Great work you have done its really help me .
    Thanks
    Ritu sharma

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