Google Zeitgeist Browser Stats Now Recognise 'Netscape 5.x'

Thursday February 20th, 2003

FriedEgg writes: "'Netscape 5.x' (Mozilla based browsers) are now listed separately in the Google Zeitgeist, and no longer grouped into 'Other'."

Targeted at members of the press and the curious, Google Zeitgeist offers regular statistics on the trends, patterns and surprises found by analysing Google search data. Following on from a discussion in our forums, MozillaZine reader jgraham has been in touch with Google, who say that 'Netscape 5.x' represents "all versions of Netscape 5.0 and newer and anything that uses Gecko."

Update! Zak adds: "'s latest stats (released at beginning of Feb) show that for the first time, Mozilla has a higher share than NS4 (compare with the previous month's stats)."

#11 positive?

by TheK <>

Friday February 21st, 2003 7:00 AM

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is this a try to see everything positive? Fact is, that Netscape+Mozilla have _lost_ 0.2% als MS has won 0.3%. Also Gecko is only every 4th of the so called "alternative browsers"! As I see the google-Numbers are: 45% MSIE6, each 18% for MSIE5.0 and 5.5, around 10% for the "others", maybe 5% for Gecko, and each 2 for the "oldtimers". Also Mozilla does not even brake MS' in taking over the whole market, it only grabs users away from other alternatives as Opera or konqueror!