Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Personal Study Into The Browser Wars

Nowadays not a day goes by when we do not hear about the browser wars in the media. I did a little analysis by looking at the traffic this blog has received over the past 3-4 years and tracking the browser source. I used Google Analytics to track the numbers.

Before we go into the numbers let me give you some background about the blog and it's demographics, which will help you analyse the scenario better.

It can be safely placed under the category of a personal/general blog with posts on various topics from cricket, movie reviews, news reports, snippets of information etc. The traffic varies considerably with the frequency of posts, and remains in the 200-1000 visits/month range. A large part of the traffic comes from colleagues in office (an internet company with global presence). The rest would be from school/college friends who are either pursuing higher studies and access internet from educational institutions or those who are working (mostly in MNCs). The rest would be if links to some articles are passed around by friends to others.

The chart below shows the changing face of traffic to my blog, based upon the browser* used to reach the blog.

* Google Chrome was launched in September 2008.

Will update this post with further analysis in a few days.

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