Google released the Chrome browser on September 2, 2008. Now that Chrome has been out for about a year and it’s been almost six months since I last looked at Chrome’s market share, let’s take another peek.
For the last 30 days, here are my Google Analytics stats for mattcutts.com:
For me, 8.97% of my readers run Chrome, up from 7.04% in March 2009.
Some different browser marketshare numbers:
– Net Applications says that Chrome went from 2.59% to 2.84% from July 2009 to August 2009.
– StatCounter gives daily stats. I’m seeing 3.31% on Saturday August 1st to 3.59% on Saturday August 29th.
– Clicky says that in the last 60 days, Chrome has gone from 3.376% to 4.004%:
So after one year, three different sources report market share of 2.84%, 3.59%, and 4.004%. That’s pretty good for 12 months. More importantly, Chrome has pushed all browsers to be faster, more modern, and generally better.
I’m also looking forward to some of the fun things coming in Chrome. Features like bookmark syncing and themes in the latest developer or “dev” release of Chrome are quite nice. If you’re adventurous, you can also try dev versions of Chrome for the Mac and Linux too. And if extensions are your thing, those are coming along as well.
Does anyone know of other sources for browser marketshare? How do the browser stats look for your site(s)?
Added, April 5th 2010: Looks like W3Counter has browser stats too.
Added, April 6th 2010: Wikipedia is a top site on the web and they produce a breakdown of their browser visits. See also this Wikipedia page that collects metrics data from a bunch of different companies.