CompleteFusion Visitor Statistics

Its often useful to know which browsers, screen resolutions, operating systems, etc. are most frequently used by your site's visitors. I was recently looking through Google Analytics reports for CompleteFusion, and thought it would be interesting to share the results.

To be able to draw some conclusions on browser and operating system popularity over time, I compared visitor traffic from two time periods: April 10, 2008 to December 31, 2008 and January 1, 2009 to September 23, 2009.

Browsers
Firefox: 61.95% -> 61.40% (-0.55%)
Internet Explorer: 30.61% -> 25.06% (-5.55%)
Chrome: 0.93% -> 5.69% (+4.76%)
Safari: 3.65% -> 4.74% (+1.09%)
Opera: 2.19% -> 2.13% (-0.06%)
Other: 0.67% -> 0.98% (+0.31%)

Operating Systems
Windows: 80.74% -> 67.08% (-13.66%)
Linux: 11.49% -> 22.87% (+11.38%)
Mac: 7.44% -> 8.92% (+1.48%)
iPhone: 0.07% -> 0.47% (+0.40%)
Other: 0.26% -> 0.66% (+0.40%)

Browsers and Operating Systems
Firefox / Windows: 46.88% -> 34.57% (-12.31%)
Internet Explorer / Windows: 30.61% -> 25.04% (-5.55%)
Firefox / Linux: 10.89% -> 21.55% (+10.66%)
Chrome / Windows: 0.93% -> 5.60% (+4.67%)
Firefox / Mac: 3.78% -> 4.87% (+1.09%)
Safari / Mac: 3.38% -> 3.86% (+0.48%)
Opera / Windows: 1.86% -> 1.46% (-0.40%)
Opera / Linux: 0.13% -> 0.65% (+0.52%)
Other: 1.54% -> 2.40% (+0.86%)

Screen Resolution
1280×1024: 21.98% -> 20.24% (-1.74%)
1280×800: 14.48% -> 16.73% (+2.25%)
1024×768: 17.00% -> 14.32% (-2.68%)
1680×1050: 18.06% -> 13.76% (-4.03%)
1440×900: 8.17% -> 9.76% (+1.59%)
1920×1200: 4.91% -> 7.26% (+2.35%)
1600×1200: 4.18% -> 3.22% (-0.96%)
1400×1050: 3.59% -> 2.47% (-1.12%)
1024×600: 0.46% -> 2.22% (+1.76%)
1152×864: 1.20% -> 1.74% (+0.54%)
Other: 5.97% -> 8.28% (+2.31%)

Java Support
Yes: 90.97% -> 83.55% (-7.42%)
No: 9.03% -> 16.45% (+7.42%)

Firefox and Internet Explorer, the mainstays of the browser market, both lost market share over the time period. The explosive increase in Chrome usage seems to show that Google has entered a real contender in the browser wars. Previously, Chrome was behind Safari and Opera in usage, and now it is solidly third in popularity among CompleteFusion visitors. It will be interesting to see if Chrome's growth continues or stagnates in the future.

1280×1024 has been a popular, fairly standard 4:3 resolution for quite a while, although it seems that widescreen (16:9) displays are becoming more popular since 1200×800 usage has grown (and surpassed 1024×768). Interestingly, there seems to be growth at the high end (1900×1200) and lower end (1200×800), but virtually nothing in between.

Also, I initially would have expected Java support to have grown over time, but Java support among CompleteFusion visitors has fallen by 7.42%. I'm not sure why, since an obvious correlation to browser usage doesn't seem to exist, but I suspect the main reason is that mobile browsers that lack Java support have become more popular. Additionally, it could be that people who have recently switched to Chrome, Firefox, or an upgraded version of Internet Explorer haven't installed the Java plugin for their current browser yet.

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