Website Statistics - What Browser do you see access your site the most

Stourbridge Lion Aug 4, 2006

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What Browser to you see the most of

  1. Internet Explorer 6.x or Higher

    21 vote(s)
    38.9%
  2. Internet Explorer (Older than 6.x)

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Netscape 7.x or Higher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Netscape (Older than 7.x)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. AOL

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Safari

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  7. Mozilla (Including FireFox)

    25 vote(s)
    46.3%
  8. Opera (Any version)

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Other (Not any of the above)

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  10. Unknown Browser

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    What Browser(s) do you see access your RR site the most

    I keep track of allot of "Website Statistics" on my RR websites to help me make my sites better for those that visit. One of those statistics I track is what Browser people are using when they view my sites. I wonder what other people see on their sites for those that also track this information.
     
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  2. slambo

    slambo TrainBoard Member

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    While it is interesting to look at this stat, there have been some versions released for the lesser-known browsers that by default identify themselves as Mozilla or IE. The theory is that the website is looking for a specific browser and will put up an error message if the reader is not using a "preferred" browser, even though the page will work fine in almost any browser, so the browser lies to the web server.

    In other words, you're not going to see a truly accurate number with this statistic; because of this, I don't usually examine the browser stats on my sites, but I (at least try to) code my sites to conform to the basic web and HTML standards so that anyone can read them.
     
  3. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    My Top 5 on the DHVM & RRAdventures

    On the DHVM are:
    1. 71.28 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. 11.34 % - Internet Explorer 5.x
    3. _6.33 % - AOL
    4. _4.27 % - Mozilla
    5. _2.82 % - Netscape 7.x
    On the RRAdventures are:
    1. 69.96 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. 21.62 % - Netscape 7.x
    3. _5.17 % - Mozilla
    4. _1.17 % - Safari
    5. _1.00 % - AOL
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  5. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    LOL

    Yes, I agree that FireFox is gaining ground on usage. In my stats they currently show up generically as "Mozilla" and I do see a strong trend of FireFox taking over the Netscape market. You can see this the most in my DHVM Stats as Netscape use to be higher than "Mozilla" but now "Mozilla" is seen nearly twice as often as Netscape.

    Do we track any of this on TrainBoard / RailImages / RailSeek as I wonder what we see here as well?
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    All of those stats are available from the server. Firefox is very popular now. The casual user often uses IE as it comes installed on most machines and it is habit for most people but I think the serious surfer is shifting to Firefox in a big way.

    See the attachment for a sampling of people here as I post this.

    Charlie
     

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  7. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmm. Are Firefox and Safari the same program?
     
  8. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As a heavy user I only use firefox thanks to Charlie
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Pete,

    No.

    Charlie
     
  10. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Maybe I'll try it when I get back. Microsoft has stopped developing Internet Explorer for the Mac--not that I use IE, but sometimes I need it to get to some military image databases. These sites do not like Safari for some reason.
     
  11. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Pete,

    Mozilla has Camino out for mac.

    I for one get mostly IE 6.0. Of course, modlogan says I have the most hits from Opera 8.0, but that's me!
     
  12. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Mozilla (Including FireFox)

    For those that say "Mozilla (Including FireFox)" is such a major broswer hitting your website what xx.xx % of the hits are from this vs. other browsers?
     
  13. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    With IE7 and FF2 I thought I would capture my NOV01 Stats

    On the DHVM are:
    1. 71.39 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. 10.81 % - Internet Explorer 5.x
    3. _6.26 % - AOL
    4. _4.83 % - Mozilla (Includes FF)
    5. _2.72 % - Netscape 7.x
    On the RRAdventures are:
    1. 71.98 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. 19.25 % - Netscape 7.x
    3. _5.39 % - Mozilla (Includes FF)
    4. _1.12 % - Safari
    5. _1.01 % - Internet Explorer 5.x
    Will be interesting to see how these numbers change with both these new browsers hitting the market. You can tell that Netscape is lossing market share rapidly.

    I have heard the Opera is another good browser but don't see much usage. Anyone else have experience with Opera 7 and how it matches up to IE and/or FF?

    :computer: :computer: :computer: :computer:​
     
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  14. fsm1000

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    Because I talk to a lot of computer people, I find 99% of them use firefox at home and about 75% of them use firefox at work [when allowed too].
    Of the others I find that 45% use firefox and 45% use winyuck explorer. The other 10% use other things.

    Most people use explorer because they don't know there is a difference. But in time they will:D LOL
    Anyhow, that's my findings.
    Those that know use firefox, those that don't know yet use winyuck explorer :D
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    After prompting from Charlie, I now use Firefox exclusively. The tabbed browsing is very handy. Now set as the default browser on both my laptops.

    My son likes Safari on his Mac at work - seems with it you can email a complete web page with a click or two.
     
  16. acsxfan1

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    MS Internet Explorer 74.2 %
    Firefox No 16.3 %
    Opera No 4.4 %
    Safari No 3.4 %
    Netscape 0.7 %
    Unknown ? 0.7 %
    Mozilla No 0 %
    Links No 0 %
     
  17. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    I use Firefox on all three computers. It's a fantastic browser with many features that IE6 didn't have and IE7 is first starting to use.


    Stay cool and run steam....:cool::cool:
     
  18. Stourbridge Lion

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    I've downloaded Firefox to replace Netscape on my home PC

    Charlie, you better sit down!!!!!!!
    :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg: :eek:mg:
     
  19. Stourbridge Lion

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    Since I have not done this in awhile I thought I would post my most recent readings

    Stats for DHVM:
    1. 71.82 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. _9.97 % - Internet Explorer 5.x
    3. _6.33 % - AOL
    4. _5.37 % - Mozilla (Includes FF)
    5. _2.61 % - Netscape 7.x
    Stats for RRAdventures:
    1. 70.46 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. 15.22 % - Netscape 7.x
    3. 10.83 % - Mozilla (Includes FF)
    4. _1.21 % - AOL
    5. _1.12 % - Safari
    So far it looks like IE6 is still the main browser used by those accessing both my sites but I do see Mozilla usage growing (with FireFox being part of that) and Netscape dropping in usage. I myself stopped using Netscape over Firefox at home while we still us IE at work.

    :computer: :computer: :computer: :computer: ​
     
  20. Stourbridge Lion

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    Since I have not done this in awhile I thought I would post my most recent readings

    Stats for DHVM:
    1. 72.21 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. _9.44 % - Internet Explorer 5.x
    3. _6.34 % - AOL
    4. _5.74 % - Mozilla (Includes FF)
    5. _2.48 % - Netscape 7.x
    Stats for RRAdventures:
    1. 70.91 % - Internet Explorer 6.x
    2. 14.26 % - Mozilla (Includes FF)
    3. 10.95 % - Netscape 7.x
    4. _1.65 % - Safari
    5. _1.25 % - AOL
    Trending on my sites show Firefox overtaking Netscape but IE is still the standard browser of the masses. It is interesting that between the two sites the #2 through #5 browsers are different in ranking and percentage used.

    :computer: :computer: :computer: :computer:
     

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