IAIP browser market share
Inspired by today’s article on web browser market share from Ars Technica, we here at IAIP decided to take a closer look at which browsers our members are using to access internetprofessionals.org. April was the first full month Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 were both available.
IAIP visitors differed vastly when compared with the worldwide market (above), where Internet Explorer leads all other browsers. IAIP’s browser share more closely resembles that of Ars Technica visitors (below) – Firefox and Chrome combine for over half of visits. IAIP’s membership consists of Internet professionals from over 70 countries spanning an array of disciplines, including mobile, analytics, advertising, digital media, developers and beyond. A web-savvy group, it’s no surprise Internet Explorer accounts for 34% less of market share than the total world population. RockMelt, dubbed "the social browser", even gets in on the action with nearly 13% share.
The statistics will be interesting to monitor as users continue upgrade to the newest versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer, though as Ars Technica details, they don’t seem to be attracting users from other browsers – mostly upgrades from those using older versions.
Worldwide and Ars Technica charts courtesy of Ars Technica. IAIP browser data compiled with Google Analytics.
About the Author
Travis Jones is a digital strategist at The Martin Agency, he also serves as the managing director of the International Association of Internet Professionals. You can follow him on Twitter @jonests.