Chrome Represents 4.38% of Visitors to

As Google Analytics is now tracking Chrome users I thought I’d share the breakdown by browser of visits to in percentage terms for the past 2 days:

Firefox 49.15%
Internet Explorer 30.09%
Safari 10.53%
Chrome 4.38%
Mozilla 3.74%

Mike Arrington says Chrome represents 6.23% of browser usage over at TechCrunch.

For what it’s worth, I switched from Firefox to Chrome as my primary browser on my home PC as well as on my work PC. I haven’t switched to Chrome yet on my most used computer (my MacBook Pro) for obvious reasons (i.e. Chrome doesn’t work on Macs). While I don’t like giving up my greasemonkey functionality, I’ve found Chrome to be considerably faster than Firefox and thus worth the change.

Duncan Riley does some analysis and figures that most of the Chrome adoption comes at the expense of Firefox. This makes sense as Firefox users would tend to be already on the cutting edge and more eager and willing to try new and faster technology than IE users.

7 Replies to “Chrome Represents 4.38% of Visitors to”

  1. I’m a Mozilla lover. But why am I using chrome and not firefox today?
    Because I start my xp in the morning, and I open firefox for checking email, rss, etc;
    after 15 seconds waiting I start Chrome, and before Firefox opens, I’ve already checked all my emails on gmail. I read then my feed, visit some hotlinks and then I go back to ff, it’s my productivity tool because its extension (firebug, foxmark etc).

  2. It is indeed darn fast. But it lacks some key (for me) functions in Firefox:

    – Master Password (I have a goldfish’s memory, but I can at least memorize ONE password to protect my saved ones).

    – Foxmarks (THE best plugin ever. Yes, I know, there’s google bookmarks, but I’d have to switch everything)

    – Chrome lost all my live bookmarks RSS feeds when importing from Firefox 🙁

    It does look promising though, and I’m sure after a few more iterations, I’ll end up switching (along with switching to google bookmarks, gmail, etc.)

  3. IE users often don’t have any interest in other browsers. I’d say most don’t even know what a web browser is.

    I really like the way that Chrome allows you to drag a tab out into its own window, and then lets you drag it back again. I’m also fond of the “close tabs to the right” and “close tabs opened by this tab” options.

    And, yes, it seems to be faster, too.

  4. I tried Chrome cold-turkey, and couldn’t do it – suddenly there were ads everywhere, the firebug-like functionality wasn’t as well developed, and despite all the threading stuff, it wasn’t particularly stable, especially when it came to flash content.

    So I’m taking a break for a while – maybe when it’s less crashy and has more plugins I’ll give it another go.

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