Firefox beats IE on my blog

Google Analytics pie chart of browsers used

What joyous news!

I was just checking my Google Analytics results for this blog and discovered that there are more people using Mozilla Firefox than Microsoft Internet Explorer to view my blog.

For those who can’t quite read the results on the graph above, here is the list of top 10 browsers used to visit my blog during the last month:

Visitors’ browsers (15 May – 16 June 2007)
# Browser Visitors %
1 Firefox 2,930 51.22%
2 Internet Explorer 2,401 41.98%
3 Safari 289 5.05%
4 Opera 53 0.93%
5 Mozilla 23 0.4%
6 Netscape 8 0.14%
7 Konqueror 6 0.1%
8 Camino 4 0.07%
9 Mozilla Compatible 3 0.05%
10 Agent 000,gzip 2 0.03%

Google Analytics is a wonderful — and free — tool. If you run a website I urge you to check it out; all you need is a Google account. It shows you how people find your site, how they navigate through it and where they leap out when they do. All very useful stuff when trying to improve your website.

Anyway, thanks to the majority (51.22%) for using Firefox when viewing this site. And to the other 48.78% (apart from Mike using Konqueror and those Mac users with Safari or Camino) I urge you to give Firefox a go.

4 thoughts on “Firefox beats IE on my blog”

  1. most excellent news, Gareth.

    Delighted that Firefox is being used – I use it on the Mac as well as Safari, mainly due to using Firebug and the excellent Sxipper for easy ID management.

    WIll investigate Google Analytics tho. Good call!

  2. As a Mac user, I must recommnd Omniweb.

    Though it can be buggy at times. And technically you’re supposed to pay for it to get the full version… 😉

    Does it appear on your list?

  3. When you look at the results now, I come under Firefox and IE, mainly IE actually because I read your blog mainly at work and in Uni and they use IE.
    Uni has Firefox so I might start using that from now on but its only 1.5. gah.

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