Microsoft IE global share Jumps 2.8%, Firefix share declines 1.4%

The global usage share of Microsoft's Internet Explorer is 85.9%, a 2.8% increase since July 2006, according to The No.2  Mozilla Firefox's browser has a total global usage share of 11.5%, a decline of 1.44% since July 2006. The total global usage share of Apple's Safari is 1.6%, a 0.23% down slide since July 2006.  

Worldwide most popular internet browsers - October 2006

 Rank  Browser Worldwide U.S.
1. Microsoft IE 85.85% 80.77%
2. Mozilla Firefox 11.49% 14.88%
3. Apple Safari 1.61% 3.41%
4. Opera 0.69% 0.61%
5. Netscape 0.12% 0.19%


Microsoft IE is most popular in Netherlands (88.47%) and UK(87.65%). Firefox is most popular in Germany (33.42%) and Australia (25.55%). Microsoft IE is least popular in Australia (64.10%) and Germany (60%).

Methodology: A global usage share of xx percent for browser Y means that xx percent of the visitors of Internet users arrived at sites that are using one of's services by using browser Y. All numbers mentioned in the research are averages of  last week and all measurements are normalised to the GMT timezone. Research is based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day.   The company provides site analytics for 75,000 Web sites in 100 countries and tracks browser data for visitors of each site.

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