Chrome’s Market Share Tops 6 Percent In March

Net Applications records 0.5 percent gain in one month

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March was yet another good month for Google’s browser in terms of market share.  According to Net Applications, Chrome converted more than a few additional people, shrinking the gaps between it and the field’s two leaders, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Net Applications put Chrome’s March market share at 6.13 percent, up 0.52 percent from its February standing of 5.61 percent.  That’s a pretty impressive gain to pull off in so short a time, especially given the smallish size of Chrome’s user base.

That gain makes the forecasting math simple, too, since it’s easy to judge that Chrome will gain about 1.0 percent of market share every couple of months if it can keep up the pace.

As for how Internet Explorer did, ground was lost.  This browser’s share decreased from 61.58 percent to 60.65 percent between February and March, making for a reduction of 0.93 percent.  Which must be worrisome to folks in Redmond, since that’s a dramatic dip.

Firefox’s makers, meanwhile, can remain relatively pleased.  Firefox’s share increased by 0.29 percent heading from February into March, landing it at 24.52 percent.  So it’s still accumulating gains, bit by bit.

Chrome’s Market Share Tops 6 Percent In March
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  • http://www.zadling.com/blog/ Zadling

    It’s astonishing that Chrome has just 6% of the browser market share. I HATE Microsoft Internet Explorer. Maybe that’s just because I’m a website developer so you have to add a million IE tweaks to every webpage design I create. Google needs to get the word out there about Chrome. It’s so much faster than IE and Firefox. You will literally think you browser became 4x faster.

  • http://www.BuildIdaho.com TreyL3

    I liked Chrome but it was not compatible with administrator functions for my website.

  • http://harrisfellman.com Harris

    Agreed – Chrome rocks. It’s supafast.

    I “get” what people like about FF – no doubt.
    But Chrome is starting to come out with it’s own version of plugins called extensions.

    and PS They have a “run IE in a chrome window” extension…

    So, if ya love speed and need IE for your administrator functions like Trey up there … badda bing – there’s a solution.


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