OneStat.com Reports Mozilla Usage Share at 1.8%, Heise.de Notes Sharp Increase in Gecko Visitors
Tuesday January 20th, 2004
kroxx sent us a link to OneStat.com's latest browser usage share figures, which report that Mozilla has a 1.8 percent global usage share. This makes it the fourth most popular browser after Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6, 5.5 and 5. In total, IE has a global usage share of 94.8 percent, according to the Amsterdam-based website statistics firm.
Meanwhile, Gunnar writes: "Heise.de, one of Germany's major computer-related websites, reports that Gecko browsers had a share of almost 30% (29.9%) in January 2004 among their visitors. This is up 10.5% in a year (or a 50% increase)." An English translation of the Heise article is available.
#1 That is a lot of people!
Tuesday January 20th, 2004 6:25 PM
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Given the total number of internet web users, 1.8% or even anything close to that is a lot of Mozilla users. On most sites I random browse to that have viewable stat trackers the Mozilla/NS pecentage is anywhere from 1 to 5% - and these are just on typical non tech sites. It still boggles my mind that people would design web sites that only work with IE. Turning away even 1% of your customers because of their choice in browser is rock stupid. I can imagine some PHB thinking that viewable by "95%" of the people is good enough without realizing how many people that represents.
(yea, 1.8% of browser hits may not exactly match to 1.8% of everybody but would have to be close and just as meaningful)
BTW, I guess Onestat is including NS 6/7 as Mozilla?