All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘StatCounter’

Yahoo’s Search Market Growth Flatlines

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 search market share, and a month ago, StatCounter provided an update on that front, showing that Google had its lowest …

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Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google

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 search market share, but the question about whether or not people would switch back to Google remained. So far, it …

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Google Shows Concern Over Firefox Switch To Yahoo

As you may know, Yahoo recently became the default search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox browser after Google had held the spot for a decade. As Yahoo’s search market share has already benefited from the switch, Google is telling Firefox users to switch back. On Wednesday, Google tweeted this helpful little video demonstrating how to change the default search experience, in …

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Yahoo Up, Google Down After Firefox Switch

Well, it looks like that deal Yahoo struck with Mozilla is making a pretty significant difference in the U.S. search market. Obviously Google is still dominating by a very wide margin, but since the deal went into effect, Yahoo has reached its highest share of that market since 2009, while Google is down. Do you think this will turn into …

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Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update

As you may know, Yahoo recently entered a five-year partnership with Mozilla to see Yahoo Search become the default search experience in Firefox. This is a big deal in search because the browser has had Google in this spot for the past decade. It gives Yahoo a chance to gain some searches it wasn’t otherwise getting. The first version of …

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Chrome Is Now the Most Popular Browser in the U.S.

Back in May of 2012, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and became the most popular browser in the world. Now, just a little over a year later, Chrome has finally topped Internet Explorer in the United States. As of June, 2013, Chrome is the most used browser in the U.S. The news comes to us from StatCounter, …

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A Third Of The World Is Now Using Google Chrome

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 a third of the way toward that goal. The monthly StatCounter results came in today and the results aren’t that …

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Take A Journey Through Four Years Of The Browser Wars

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 visualization that shows exactly how the globe became a little less reliant on Microsoft’s revolutionary web browser. Ok, “a little …

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Are Google Chrome’s Stats Inflated?

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. As pointed out by PC Mag, via the Windows Internet Explorer blog, the site responsible for the Google Chrome claim …

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Firefox 4 Off To Strong Start

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 Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 which launched more than a week ago. “Firefox 4 has really hit the ground running …

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Bing Surpasses Yahoo For First Time Globally

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.

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Firefox Becomes Top Browser In Europe

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.

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Report Shows Google *Is* Mobile Search Market

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.

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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.


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IE6 Falls Below 5% Usage in US, Europe, Still Beating Chrome

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.

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Firefox 3.5 Currently Most Popular Browser in the World

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%.

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Report Says Bing Sees First Monthly Decline

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.

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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.

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2009 Not The Year Of Internet Explorer

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.

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Bing Gaining On Google, Yahoo

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.

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More Bing Numbers Than You Can Shake a Stick At

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

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Report: Bing Replaces Yahoo as Number 2

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.

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Bing Loses Ground After Fast Rise

Sorry, Bing fans, but Microsoft’s new search engine seems to have stumbled before it even cleared the figurative gates.  Fresh statistics from two different sources indicate that visits to Bing are already dropping.

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Firefox 3 Catches Internet Explorer 6

Mozilla Firefox 3 surpassed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 for the first time in February, according to monthly data from StatCounter.

Internet Explorer 7 continues to lead worldwide with 41 percent market share but Firefox 3 is now in second place with 24 percent market share.

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Tracking Blog Effectiveness

There are a lot of data points that can be meaningful for tracking blog effectiveness.

That is, tracking what happens when visitors arrive at and engage with your blog content. It really comes down to the purpose of your blog. Metrics for a blog that’s focused on making a web site more search engine friendly by adding crawlable content and attracting links is quite different than a blog that’s meant to build thought leadership or brand credibility.

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IP Labeling Added to StatCounter

StatCounter has made yet another addition to their web analytics framework by adding the ability to label IP addresses that visit your site.

Here’s the offical post from the StatCounter Forum:

How this gives value to users:

– Help you identify click fraudsters

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The 12 Main Sources of Blog Traffic

Something odd happened about ten days ago, and it got me thinking about hidden blog traffic. 

As many of you who read this content directly on my blog might have noticed, I publish my Feedburner RSS subscriber count on the right hand sidebar of my blog.  For those of you reading this on one of the sites that syndicates my writing or through an RSS reader, you might not have seen it but for months the count typically hovered between 700 and 900 readers. 

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StatCounter Integrates with Google Maps

Something I do everyday is log-in to StatCounter to see how some of my sites are doing, today I received the following message:

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A Popular Blog Post Can Be A Double-Edged Sword

What on earth’s going on? was my reaction at about 3.15pm when I happened to notice the little …

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How the New Technorati Tags Work

One thing I’ve had some difficulty in fully understanding is how the new Technorati tags work. For instance, I’d regard this post as to do with weblogs.

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