Mozilla's Global Usage Share Now at 1.6 Percent

Sunday July 27th, 2003

thelem writes: " have released their latest browser usage data. It's as expected, IE6 has made big gains at the expense of IE5, Netscape 4 has made losses and Mozilla and Safari have made gains." thelem adds that IE now has a global usage share of 95.4% (up 0.1 percentage points since February), Mozilla 1.6% (up 0.4 percentage points), Netscape Navigator 4.x 0.6% (down 0.4 percentage points), Opera 6.0 0.6% (down 0.1 percentage points) and Safari 0.25% (up 0.14 percentage points). "These figures show similar trends to those being reported by, although puts mozilla usage at around 2.2%."

#29 Re: visitors are diferent of hits.

by mlefevre

Monday July 28th, 2003 7:40 AM

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But that is flawed too, in different ways.

For example, where I work we have 4 staff, all of us have the same IP and same user-agent. So if two of us visit a site at similar times, we'd only count once. ISPs with web proxies can have hundreds of users coming from the same IP.

Conversely, what if one user views a few pages, goes away to make a coffee, comes back 16 mins later (assuming your count is using 15 mins) and clicks another link, they will be counted as two visitors.

You can take it a step further and use cookies to track people, but then you lose the people that block cookies.

There's no good way of counting...