Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – September 2013

Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for September 2013.  Net Applications’ statistics are based on the activity of about 160 million visitors per month to Web sites using its services.

These are the latest figures on the performance of the behemoths of the Internet as far as web browsing is concerned.

  1. Internet Explorer: 57.79 – 57.60 = 0.19 percent
  2. Firefox:  18.58 – 18.88 = 0.30 percent
  3. Chrome:  15.98 – 16.00 = 0.02 percent
  4. Safari:  5.77 – 5.59 = 0.18 percent
  5. Opera:  1.47 – 1.53 = 0.06 percent
  6. Others:  0.40 – 0.41 = 0.01 percent


There are many interesting events happening inside Redmond’s camp.  After the organizational shakeout which included the separation of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft is making a serious effort to dance on a pin’s head.  They’ve done it before, and they can do it again.  It all depends on their next CEO.  If you have monitored Microsoft’s performance of its browser Internet Explorer, you already know that it stopped spilling red ink all over the place.  Every month they are escalating the mountain.  I feel we will hear more from this company in the future.  I’m sure they will adapt to the hyper-competitive market.

Mozilla’s Firefox is fighting tooth and nail to keep its fragile second place.  Last month it slid back considerably while Chrome is desperately trying to shove off Firefox from second place.  They have the know-how and deep pockets to do it.  It’s only a matter of time.

Apple Safari continues its upward trend.  It gained 0.18 percentage points in September.  The acceptance of the iPad tablet worldwide is indisputable and this success will positively affect the spread of Safari.  This means more users of Safari and a better a market share place in the future.  A new Apple mini tablet is expected sometime in October which will add momentum to Apple’s performance.  Yesterday I read in the news, that Apple for this first time reached the number one spot as the most valuable brand in the world, displacing Coca-Cola.  Of course this helps Safari to move upwards.  No matter what they say, Apple is still enjoying the favor of the Gods.

Norwegian Opera remained relatively stagnant last month.  It moved forward 0.06 which is not bad, not bad at all.  The real action is in the mobile and gadgets industry where it is a serious contender.  I’m sure they are looking closely at the computing tablets market as well.    Good Day.

2 thoughts on “Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – September 2013”

  1. After the NSA showed up in a friend’s blog and downloaded some images, I installed StatCounter, just to keep an eye on things. I’ve not had it very long – maybe a week or two. I can’t remember. 😉

    But, even with my small sample, here’s the browser breakdown for my blog. Interesting to compare it with the stats above.

    Safari 36.5%
    Chrome 32%
    Opera 16%
    Firefox 10.5%
    IE 5.5
    Pale Moon 0.3%
    and some others with tiny percentages

    I hadn’t even heard of Pale Moon. It’s a Mozilla-based open source browser.

  2. Morning Linda:

    Interesting to see that your readers are mostly using Safari and Chrome. I was surprised that Opera users are also quite high on your list, surpassing Firefox and Internet Explorer.

    Don’t recall having heard of Pale Moon before. It’s a pretty name I’ll have to admit.



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