Browser popularity – Chrome just keeps on coming

Thursday 26th March 2015   by Stuart Bickerton

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Here’s our UK browser popularity (February 2015) infographic all shiny and updated.

It shows Chrome continues to advance, and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to drift.

So the burning question in this office is, “How long till Chrome hits the two thirds market share figure?”

Okay, it’s not a burning question. We’re not that pointy-headed geekie.

But, our prediction is that it could be as early as August 2015.

It’s not all doom and gloom for Microsoft.

Its Windows maintains its stronghold over market share for operating systems. Over 70% of people use Windows.

With Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm about to hit on April 21st, the market shares of the different mobile operating systems is particularly relevant at the moment.

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The algorithm is expected to result in websites that are not mobile friendly being penalised more heavily in search rankings.

More on that from us soon.

In the meantime, you can check to see if Google thinks your website is mobile friendly.

Go to this link https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ and paste your web address in the link box provided.

If you get an answer that worries you, get in touch. We’d be happy to give you advice.

 

 

P.S. If you want to compare previous browser use stats why not visit the following posts:

The matm web browser infographic – Septmeber 2014

The matm web browser infographic – and why the future is about mobile search – April 2014