A couple of days ago, as I was analyzing my blog’s visitor statistics, I discovered something that couldn’t go unnoticed for me. In the data on browsers used I did expect to see Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox among the top browsers that my blog’s readers use, but the order in which the list appeared was what surprised me. Here are the top 5 browsers that my blog’s visitors use (percentage values rounded up):
- Mozilla Firefox – 44.8%
- Internet Explorer – 27.5%
- Google’s Chrome – 16.3%
- Apple’s Safari – 8.2%
- Opera – 1.3%
Here’s also a broader/full screenshot from my Google Analytics’ reporting dashboard:
If we look at Wikipedia’s Usage share of web browsers article, the distribution is actually somewhat different. Namely, Internet Explorer takes 43.8%, while Firefox (which follows IE in popularity) has 29.7% of users. In case with my blog and website, it looks like these two switched places.
Thinking of why this is so with my blog, I can’t help but presuppose that more savvy Internet users (which comprise the vast majority of my blog’s readers) prefer Firefox. What do you make of it? And what browser do you prefer?