nicolas leroy

Which browsers does the Kelkoo audience use?

March 29, 2010

In a previous article, I explained how to better use Google Analytics to track browser usage on a site. Adjusting your browser strategy by looking at stats and trends is great, however when designing a new site, how to decide which browsers to target?  The only reference is the global stats of the browser market shares, which are more or less reliable ( the “Usage share of web browsers” article on Wikipedia is a good sum-up of the sources). However, global stats may not represent the audience you are targeting for your new site. I.E: If your audience is techy, then it is likely Firefox or Chrome will have higher percentages than a mainstream site. Also, if you want to go global, you should study the various habits per country, as browser usage can really vary from one country to another.

As Kelkoo operates in 10 European countries and is a mainstream site, I find it useful to share the browser usage for each country, including a global representation at European level (based on traffic addition from all countries).

Some observations:

Denmark from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 39.52%
Internet Explorer 7.0 32.48%
Firefox 3.6.x 6.42%
Safari 4.x 5.23%
Firefox 3.5.x 5.03%
Internet Explorer 6.0 4.41%
Chrome 4.0.x 2.91%
Chrome 4.1 1.13%
Firefox 3.0.x 1.04%
Others 1.83%

Germany from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 26.2%
Firefox 3.6.x 21.22%
Firefox 3.5.x 17.76%
Internet Explorer 7.0 13.69%
Internet Explorer 6.0 5.97%
Firefox 3.0.x 4.84%
Safari 4.x 3.08%
Opera 9.8.x 2.03%
Chrome 4.0.x 1.49%
Others 3.72%

Spain from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 34.23%
Internet Explorer 7.0 19.46%
Internet Explorer 6.0 11.11%
Firefox 3.5.x 11.05%
Firefox 3.6.x 10.02%
Chrome 4.0.x 4.29%
Firefox 3.0.x 3.24%
Safari 4.x 2.05%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.54%
Others 3.02%

France from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 34.45%
Internet Explorer 7.0 15.91%
Firefox 3.6.x 12.48%
Firefox 3.5.x 12.34%
Internet Explorer 6.0 8.41%
Safari 4.x 4.45%
Chrome 4.0.x 3.76%
Firefox 3.0.x 3.59%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.41%
Others 3.19%

Italy from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 7.0 39.78%
Internet Explorer 8.0 12.75%
Firefox 3.6.x 12.47%
Firefox 3.5.x 10.23%
Internet Explorer 6.0 8.85%
Chrome 4.0.x 4.38%
Safari 4.x 3.71%
Firefox 3.0.x 2.35%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.81%
Others 3.66%

Netherlands from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 51.14%
Internet Explorer 7.0 17.86%
Firefox 3.6.x 7.34%
Firefox 3.5.x 6.03%
Internet Explorer 6.0 5.43%
Safari 4.x 3.69%
Chrome 4.0.x 3.36%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.41%
Firefox 3.0.x 1.21%
Others 2.54%

Norway from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 41.27%
Internet Explorer 7.0 15.05%
Firefox 3.6.x 10.91%
Firefox 3.5.x 9.08%
Safari 4.x 6.07%
Opera 9.8.x 4.06%
Internet Explorer 6.0 3.93%
Chrome 4.0.x 3.82%
Firefox 3.0.x 1.7%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.58%
Others 2.54%

Sweden from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 44.72%
Internet Explorer 7.0 17%
Firefox 3.6.x 10.73%
Firefox 3.5.x 9.46%
Internet Explorer 6.0 4.94%
Safari 4.x 4.73%
Chrome 4.0.x 2.85%
Firefox 3.0.x 1.87%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.16%
Others 2.54%

United Kingdom from Mar,01 2010 to Mar,27 2010

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 38.99%
Internet Explorer 7.0 18.63%
Firefox 3.6.x 9.49%
Firefox 3.5.x 8.9%
Internet Explorer 6.0 7.72%
Safari 4.x 4.62%
Chrome 4.0.x 3.66%
Firefox 3.0.x 2.43%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.54%
Others 4.03%

Global view

Browser %
Internet Explorer 8.0 33.29%
Internet Explorer 7.0 22.54%
Firefox 3.6.x 11.23%
Firefox 3.5.x 10.1%
Internet Explorer 6.0 7.38%
Safari 4.x 4.21%
Chrome 4.0.x 3.63%
Others 3.24%
Firefox 3.0.x 2.58%
Chrome 4.1.249.1036 1.42%
Opera 9.8.x 0.36%