MozillaZine Reports Mozilla Usage Share at 1.8%, Notes Sharp Increase in Gecko Visitors

Tuesday January 20th, 2004

kroxx sent us a link to'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: ", 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.

#18 Re: OneStat = more or less worthless, but good at

by jgraham

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 7:26 AM

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Google stats are just as dubious as I've pointed out both here and the forums before. Although they probably have small errors from the cross section of the population which uses the site (i.e. google has a varied audience), there are many other possible systematic errors that would affect the results, depending largely on exactly what consitutes a 'hit' on google (although other factors, such as the ways tabs affect browsing, could also be important). In combination with other stats, they give a ballpark figure that Mozilla useage is <10% and probably <5%, but I'm very sceptical of any claims that are more accurate than that.