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.
#4 OneStat underreports Gecko
Tuesday January 20th, 2004 10:03 PM
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OneStat's percentages do not total 100% and it is not clear that they handle all of the different versions of Gecko properly. Although they report IE versions with some degree of granularity they only report a single "Mozilla" number. It is not clear to me that they report Netscape 6.x, Netscape 7.x, CompuServe 7.x, AOL for Mac OS X, Galeon, Kmeleon, Epiphany, Phoenix/Firebird, Camino or any number of other browsers based upon Gecko. It would be interesting if someone would get one of their "lite" accounts and post the results of the actual web server log vs. their reporting of the browser statistics. We could then visit the page with a variety of user agents and determine if (and how much) they under report total Gecko usage. Personally I believe you can add at least 1% to their so called statistics.