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Google Chrome Browser Market Share - Finding an Average

Posted on 9.03.2009

It's been over one year since Google launched Chrome and quite a bit has happened since: 51 developer releases, 21 beta releases or updates, and 15 stable releases or updates, Over 20,600 bugs filed, 50 Chrome Experiments, and of course a whole lot of chatter on its importance (now and in the future) in the competitive browser market.

But what is the state of Chrome today? Last year around this time we asked what Chrome's market share was and today we're wondering how it has changed. Last year at this time Chrome's market share was 2.7% according to analytics service GetClicky and Website Magazine users' Chrome usage was eerily in line with that at 2.73% in November 2008.

As it stands today, Website Magazine users still seem to prefer Firefox (45.34%), followed by Internet Explorer (38.81%), Safari (8.27% - bolstered perhaps by the Website Magazine iPhone app) and finally Chrome (5.32%). Chrome has nearly doubled its market share (at least for Website Magazine readers) but keep in mind that this is only one sample of a vastly larger audience. Michael Aulia posted that 8.7% of his users were using Chrome and that's just the beginning of the variation.

So we ask you; what is your site's browser share and where does Chrome fit into the mix?


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