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)."

#14 Analysis

by jvm

Friday February 21st, 2003 8:12 AM

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My numbers are as follows, for people to compare. Each is calculated from that month's results (i.e. Jan from the Jan graph, Dec from Dec graph, etc.). I do not know how to compute a margin of error for them.

Nov 2002 IE6.0: 46.0% IE5.5: 20.0% IE5.0: 20.0% IE4.0: 3.0% NS4.0: 3.0% Other: 8.0% Summary: IE accounts for 89%, everyone else is 11%

Dec 2002 IE6.0: 47.3% IE5.5: 16.9% IE5.0: 17.8% IE4.0: 3.0% NS4.0: 3.0% Other: 11.9% Summary: IE accounts for 85.07%, everyone else is 14.93%

Jan 2003 IE6.0: 48.4% IE5.5: 17.9% IE5.0: 17.9% IE4.0: 1.2% NS5.0: 3.7% NS4.0: 2.0% Other: 8.9% Summary: IE accounts for 85.36%, everyone else is 14.64%

For what it's worth, there was once a program I saw on freshmeat that could analyze graphs from the image files and compute data from them, but I can't find it. I think this would help get better data out of Google's graphs, so if someone can find it (I couldn't) let me know.