Web analytics firm StatCounter, has launched a new two minute video that illustrates the changing world map of browser usage over the last four years.
“When we began the StatCounter Global Stats project in 2008, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) dominated the global market,” says Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “There is much greater competition now. Although IE still leads in countries such as the US and UK, on a worldwide basis Google’s Chrome overtook IE in May and maintained a narrow lead in June.”
IE though, is not taking Chrome’s challenge lying down. From May to June, IE increased its usage share by two-tenths of one percentage point, the first monthly increase since October/November 2011.
Mozilla’s Firefox is also a serious contender. “The opening up of competition and greater choice can only be good news for users and help to create better browsers,” says Cullen.
StatCounter data is based on over 15 billion page views per month (four billion from the US; 800 million from the UK) to StatCounter’s network of over three million websites.
StatCounter says it is independent and transparent and publishes its methodology openly.