It is time for the annual report on browser usage around Geekzone. At the bottom of this post you will find links to previous years so you can compare these numbers with previous years.
These charts are based on Google Analytics data collected during the 31 day period ending 31th March 2015. I realise part of our audience is more technically inclined, so our numbers are different from those presented by other more mainstream websites (such as Trade Me and news sites) but we have a huge number of non-tech visitors landing in our pages from search results seeking solutions for their problems.
Also this is for desktop visits only, which is 85% of the total recorded in our desktop website (we have a mobile version usable on smaller screens such as smartphones). I intended to post another entry with tablet/smartphone numbers.
Overall since last year we’ve seen a good increase on Chrome usage (53% up from 45%), Firefox remaining almost the same (23% compared to previous 22%) and another small drop on Internet Explorer usage (15% down from 18%).
New Zealand numbers again show a good jump up for Chrome, with Internet Explorer shedding some users:
And here is the split between New Zealand business and after hours. Note how people tend to use less Internet Explorer at home, and Safari usage increases:
This year Internet Explorer 6 and 7 almost disappeared from the scene (IE 6 has under 0.5% usage now):
Here is the OS distribution:
And Windows versions:
Previous posts for comparison:
- State of Browsers Geekzone March 2014
- State of Browsers Geekzone March 2013
- State of Browsers Geekzone March 2012
Other related posts:
State of browsers Geekzone March 2016
State of Browsers Geekzone March 2014
State of browsers on Geekzone March 2013
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