A good source for stats on browsers, screen resolution, OS, etc.

3 Dec 2007 - 2:51pm
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Lada Gorlenko
2004

MarketShare is a good source of some recent and free statistics
frequently asked for by designers:

Browsers:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0#

Screen resolution:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=17

Search engines:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=4

Some categories have a geographical filter, and you can get data by
location, if needed.

Lada

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3 Dec 2007 - 4:58pm
Barbara Ballard
2005

On Dec 3, 2007 1:51 PM, Lada Gorlenko <lada at acm.org> wrote:
> MarketShare is a good source of some recent and free statistics
> frequently asked for by designers:
>
> Browsers:
> http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0#
>
> Screen resolution:
> http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=17
>

We're having trouble believing this data, with Windows Mobile/Pocket
IE generating measurable volume and Symbian devices not even making
the list. Perhaps this is North America only?

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Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com 1-785-838-3003

4 Dec 2007 - 12:36am
Brian Heumann
2007

I, too, was wondering because of the large market share of Firefox in Germany (>30% ...). As I looked closer I discovered a tiny little world icon labelled "Geo Filter". You can break down the results for individual countries, continents etc. But this seems to be available in the pay version (app. 99$/month).

4 Dec 2007 - 6:08am
Bruno Figueiredo
2007

I usually go for the W3Schools Stats, although they might be biased
towards technical-savvy users:
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/default.asp

It's a shame but there's no reliable way of checking this across
the web.

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4 Dec 2007 - 6:21am
Darek Paciorek
2007

Some stats you can find here:
http://www.ranking.pl/index.php?page=Ranks:RanksPage&stat=21|OW

5 Dec 2007 - 6:44pm
Barbara Ballard
2005

I finally got details on what was going on with these statistics. My
source is Ray from Bango (I think CEO), a mobile ad provider. He said:

"Hitslink produced this report by using data from their analytics
customers. These people operate HTML/PC websites. They say: "You
simply paste a small piece of HTML code on each page you wish to
track statistics on".

The 300 million or so mobile phone browser users (say 50million S60)
can't or don't browse HTML sites. They browse mobile friendly sites
(WAP or XHTML or iMode) which will not have this HTML code in.

Considering that organizations like Bango, Admob, Peperonity,
Vodafone report mobile browser traffic in the billions of pages per
day, most of thse being S40 or S60 its clear that by ignoring non-
HTML sites these stats are misleading and mistaken.

The other headline would be "iPhone users not not seen visiting the
web" becuase the providers of web sites that serve mobile phones
never see them. Or iPhone browsing is only 0.0001% of internet
activity.

It like a survey from a wheatgrass juicing company that supplies
vegetarian restaurants revealling that a survey of people eating
meals served in restaurants they monitored revealed 99% were
vegetarian."

On Dec 3, 2007 1:51 PM, Lada Gorlenko <lada at acm.org> wrote:
> MarketShare is a good source of some recent and free statistics
> frequently asked for by designers:
>
> Browsers:
> http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0#

--
Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com 1-785-838-3003

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