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Browser Stats

August 7, 2005 | Web Design & Development

As if it wasn’t a given, most of my hits come from Mac users. I hear a lot of rumblings around that points to Safari not being the browser of choice among many Mac users due to this bug or that bug but it still dominates my browser list.

IE comes in at 3rd in the list, surprisingly. I can’t think off the top of my head who those windows users might be…

In any event, for those who care (and to bore those of you who don’t) here is the browser matchup for the Gippy Pages:

  1. Safari (42.8%)
  2. Firefox (31.8%)
  3. MSIE (11.5%)
  4. Unknown (5.1%)
  5. NetNewsWire (4.1%)
  6. Mozilla (2%)
  7. Camino (1.2%)
  8. Opera (.4%)
  9. Netscape (.2%)
  10. Konquerer (.2%)
  11. Others (.1%)

Now, the presence of NetNewsWire in the list makes me wonder if Safari is on top due to common usage or because people use it’s built in RSS reader to preview and then view full articles which would garner more hits attributed to the browser. Unfortunately AWStats doesn’t distinguish between versions of OSX so I can’t count who is on what… I’ll have to look into a hack for that.

Either way – good on Safari – it is my browser of choice despite its bugs, though I should spend more time in Shiira.

The really scary thing is to check the web stats and see that I still get hits from IE 4, Netscape 4, Web TV Browser, and Firebird (precursor to Firefox).

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  • Hmmm…I should change up my browser to screw with your statistics. I want to get into that "unknown" category. Proxy, here I come!

    CrabbyCakes, August 8, 2005 11:27 pm | permalink

  • Firebird could’ve been me, I still have it on my Win98 lappie (I don’t use it enough to warrant an update). ;D

    Joey B., August 9, 2005 6:01 am | permalink

  • I have "Unknown" as my top hits, for some odd reason. Then Safari, NetNewsWire, Firefox, MS IE, Camino, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla and iCab.

    For operating systems, "Unknown" is the top hit. I’m assuming the person who hides his/her operating system is using the "Unknown" browser. I wonder who this person is.

    There is also this guy who uses SBC as their ISP hit my site more than I do, what da hell is that.

    tom, August 9, 2005 12:11 pm | permalink

  • methinks netnewswire was me.

    tobobo, August 12, 2005 9:14 am | permalink

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