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Chrome To Pass Firefox By The End Of 2011

Is Chrome winning the browser wars?

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Chrome To Pass Firefox By The End Of 2011
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Google’s Chrome browser is growing in popularity, and naturally that means that it’s drawing users away from the other big boys, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Currently, Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser by a pretty wide margin, and Mozilla’s Firefox holds a slim margin over Chrome. But according to web statistics firm StatCounter, that will change by the end of this year,

Sometime in November or December, Chrome will overtake Firefox to become the second most popular browser in the world. In August we learned that Chrome is already in second place in the UK.

Chrome hit a milestone in July when their market share broke the 20% barrier. As of right now, Chrome’s global share is 23.6%. That’s a few points behind Firefox’s share of 26.8%. Both are still a pretty long way from IE’s share of 41.7%.

Here’s the thing: Chrome has increased its share 50% since January 2011 – a truly meteoric climb. During that same period, Firefox’s share has declined 13%. The intersection of these ascending and descending paths falls sometime in November. According to StatCounter, Chrome will jump to #2 in December, holding 26.6% of global use compared to Firefox’s 25.3% share.

As you can see in the above graph, IE and Firefox are falling at a similar rate. Chrome seems to be reaping all the benefits.

IE is the butt of a lot of jokes, that’s for sure. That’s what makes the lead image so funny – Firefox and Chrome battling it out while IE sits in the corner eating glue. But if you look at the chart, one could suggest that Firefox should be over in the corner eating glue with Internet Explorer.

Will Chrome continue to gain in popularity and eventually pass IE? What’s your browser of choice? Let us know in the comments.

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  • mike

    Chrome already is the most popular browser in several countries. For a world map of most popular browser by country check http://www.browserrank.com.

  • http://www.ReverseStreetAds.com Nic

    I would use Chrome if it wasn’t such a resource hog.

  • http://seoxl.eu SEOXL

    I use Chrome because it has speed.

  • http://www.sahelmarketing.com SEO Expert SF Bay Area

    I am all for Google Chrome. It’s clean, fast and more compliant with web standards then IE.

  • MD

    ‘Iron’ is a safer version of chrome.
    http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

  • ftp-tim

    Chrome better stay behind or the government will truly split Google. All you see on adsense these days are Google products. If it weren’t for Adsense nobody would be using Google. I truly question those stats though. Who in the right mind uses Chrome? Tons of privacy issues. It’s like leaving your door open in the Projects and expecting to find your laptop and Iphone when you get back.

    Just saying…

    • ftp-tim

      And yeah, if you are going to use Chrome, use Iron. I use it all the time; especially on porn tube sites.

  • http://www.puckamarketing.co.za Badisheng

    I love Chrome now because of its speed. I also love its url/search bar combo, it makes surfing much easier and faster. It also has very cool extensions.

  • http://bobdavis321.blogspot.com Bob Davis

    Firefox with NoScript is the only safe way to view the Internet. BAN JAVA!
    Chrome is making headway via forced installations, just like IE is forced upon us!

  • Pete Calvin

    Google Chrome = Google Spyware

    Use Iron, it is a much safer version of chrome.
    http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

  • Stephen

    For years I had nothing but problems with IE. Since I have been using Firefox, no complaints so far after 4 years. Chrome? I tried it for a few days and wasn’t impressed I use Google a lot, but as my browser? No thank-you…

  • Stephen

    PS….I do not use Google docs because of my privacy concerns….Too much access to all my “stuff”…..

  • Tyler

    I have used all 3 described and i must say Firefox is the best by far. its faster and the other two slow down after using them for a couple of weeks.

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