September brings about the last few weeks of summer, the start of the new school year, and the coming of the end of the year. As such it’s a good time to take a look at the StatCounter charts and graphs and see what’s happening with browser and search engine trends.
Back in May 2014 when I first wrote about the StatCounter statistics Google Chrome held the top spot amongst browsers, and I didn’t really expect this to change. In-fact Google Chrome’s market share has went up to 46.26 percent. Internet Explorer continues to drop in popularity, with its market share sitting at 20.31 percent in August, down from 21.39 percent compared to the previous month. Firefox continued to have pretty much the same fanbase, as the browser holds 17.5 percent market share, 0.02 percent under the July results.
Apple’s Safari has managed to attract some new users, too. Its 10.81 percent market share is a bit above the 10.62 percent from July. Opera was being used by 1.47 percent of users, up from 1.39 percent the month before. The missing percentages up to 100 go to a mix of other browsers.
Google continues to dominate the charts as the worlds favorite search engine as-well managing, at a global level, to be used by 88.37 percent of Internet users. Bing comes second, with 4.53 percent share, while Yahoo is really close behind with 3.93 percent.