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Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google

Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google

By Chris Crum February 2, 2015

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla entered a partnership that made Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox, replacing Google, which had held the spot for the past decade. The deal showed some great early results for Yahoo in terms of …

Google Chrome Market Share Still Rising Google Chrome Market Share Still Rising
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Google Chrome is immensely popular with its browser market share constantly rising each month. After beating out Internet Explorer back in May, it has been on a slow rise to world domination since. After a successful July, Chrome is now …

Take A Journey Through Four Years Of Browser Wars Take A Journey Through Four Years Of Browser Wars
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Oh how things have changed since 2008, when most of the world was browsing the web via Internet Explorer. It’s no secret that IE has been leaking market share over the past few years, but now we have a pretty …

Is Google Chrome Really The Most Popular Browser? Is Google Chrome Really The Most Popular Browser?
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Earlier this week, it was announced that Google Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer as the number one browser in use, and the world rejoiced. However, thanks to the grey area surrounding prerendered web pages, these results may be somewhat dubious. …

Firefox 4 Off To Strong Start
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Mozilla Firefox 4, has already grabbed 1.95 percent of the global Internet browser market since its launch yesterday, according to a new report from StatCounter. StatCounter said on the first day of its release Firefox 4 scored higher worldwide than …

Bing Surpasses Yahoo For First Time Globally
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Bing surpassed Yahoo in search for the first time worldwide in January and increased its lead in February, according to a new report from StatCounter.

Firefox Becomes Top Browser In Europe
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If anyone at Mozilla is keeping some sort of historical record, December 2010 is a month that’s sure to be starred.  A new report from StatCounter indicates that, in terms of market share, Firefox wound up ahead of Internet Explorer in Europe.

This was perhaps not a pretty victory, as it only occurred due to a loss on IE’s part.  IE’s market share in fact fell from 38.91 percent in November to 37.52 percent in December, according to StatCounter, while Firefox’s market share declined from 38.50 percent to 38.11 percent.

Report Shows Google *Is* Mobile Search Market
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To a person with poor eyesight, Yahoo, Bing, and just about every other organization trying to compete in the mobile search market might as well not exist.  New stats indicate that Google has an overwhelming lead, allowing it to dwarf competitors by comparison.

Chrome Edges Safari In The U.S.

Google’s Chrome browser has overtaken Apple’s Safari in the U.S. for the first time on a weekly basis according to StatCounter.

The company says for the week beginning June 21 Chrome surpassed Safari to claim third place in the U.S. browser market.

"This is quite a coup for Google as they have gone from zero to almost 10% of the US market in under two years," said Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.

 

IE6 Falls Below 5% Usage in US, Europe, Still Beating Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have taken up a good deal of the web browser headlines in recent memory. Google showcased its much-publicized speed tests for Chrome (even parodied by Opera), then launched a stable version for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Firefox 3.5 Currently Most Popular Browser in the World
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According to data from StatCounter, Mozilla’s web browser Firefox 3.5 is now the world’s most popular browser. It has just surpassed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7, which has beend steadily declining.

For December 20, StatCounter has IE 7 at 21.2% market share, and Firefox 3.5 at 21.93%. Microsoft’s IE 8 is closing in though. Its share has been steadily increasing, presumably making up for most of the lost IE 7 share, and has approached 20.33%.

Report Says Bing Sees First Monthly Decline
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According to comScore, Hitwise, and Nielsen, Bing gained ground in August, but StatCounter has released info indicating that Bing has experienced its first monthly decline in the US, in September.

StatCounter: Bing Back Above Yahoo

On a temporary basis, at least, it looks like the Bing team racked up another win this week.  New data indicates that Microsoft’s search engine passed Yahoo’s in terms of market share, and did so by a significant amount.

2009 Not The Year Of Internet Explorer
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Internet Explorer’s days – or at least its days as king of the browser pile – may be numbered.  New statistics indicate that IE’s market share has shrunk this year, and that its share is indeed now close to falling beneath the 50 percent mark.

Bing Gaining On Google, Yahoo
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Different data-tracking firms almost always report different statistics, and this has led to a fair number of confusing did-it-or-didn’t-it-gain-share situations.  Bing seems to be solidly in the black, however, as new StatCounter info supports the idea that the new engine is doing well.

Doubters may remain – and in the long-term, may or may not win the argument – but comScore and Hitwise (and StatCounter, for that matter) had already suggested that Bing’s gaining on Google and Yahoo.  The latest report adds a nice bar graph to the evidence pile.

More Bing Numbers Than You Can Shake a Stick At
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Microsoft has not been in the spotlight this much for its offerings in search for quite some time. Whether or not you think Bing is a legitimate contender in the battle for search market share, you can rest assured that all eyes are upon it.

A number of research agencies have revealed new stats reflecting the interest level in Bing. So here is something of a round up of this data.

The Hitwise Numbers

Report: Bing Replaces Yahoo as Number 2
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Research reported by StatCounter says that Microsoft’s new Bing search engine has taken over Yahoo for the second place slot in search market share. Clearly, it’s getting a lot of attention since it just launched, so let’s keep this in context.