According to Net Applications’ recent release of global web browser usage statistics for September 2013, IE8 leads everybody with a 21.41% market share.
Oddly enough, Internet Explorer 10 is in second place with 19.43% market share, but is gaining on IE8, as that number is up from 18.65% in August.
Plus, IE8’s own numbers have fallen, as its September share dipped from 21.65% in August.
And if that wasn’t enough Internet Explorer dominance for you, IE9 was in fifth place among individual browsers with 9.44% and IE6 still had 4.87% of the market share, likely to the chagrin of Microsoft.
Where Do the Other Major Browsers Stand?
Chrome 29 is currently the leading contender (12.78%) to dethrone Internet Explorer, but that’s still a pretty lofty goal, especially as IE11 will soon be incorporated in the data. Firefox is a distant fourth with 11.55%.
For you Safari users, the browser sits at 3.59%.
But page views are a completely different story. StatCounter, which tracks overall page views and not just unique visitors, gives Chrome 29 the overwhelming nod as the most used browser in the world, with 34.03%.
Not surprisingly, Firefox 23 comes in second with 12.5%, and IE10 is third with 12.16%.
As for IE8? It only has 9.54% of the market share when overall page views are taken into account. In other words, IE8 is on a ton of machines, it’s just not being used very often – especially on the weekends.
Where does your favorite browser rank?
Check Out More Internet Explorer News
- IE usage resurges in September, new stats report – CNET
- It’s over – Internet Explorer won the browser war. Does it matter? – ComputerWorld
- Browser trends October 2013: IE’s largest increase ever? – Sitepoint
- Dangerous Internet Explorer vulnerability puts users at risk – Techlicious
- Microsoft highlights all the new Internet Explorer 11 features in Windows 8.1 – Winbeta
- Microsoft critical patches address Windows, IE zero-day flaw – Crn.com
- Microsoft pays out $28K to IE11 exploit hunters – CNET