Firefox Continues to Steal Market Share from IE

Mar 18, 2005 - 1:57 pm 0 by
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Normally I would not post "PR pitches", but I actually think a few of you would be interested in this one.

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF., March 18, 2005 - NetApplications, an industry leader in Web-based applications that measure, monitor and market Web sites for the Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), today announced through its monthly Web site traffic analysis that the Firefox Web browser continues to gain in popularity at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

In February, Firefox users continued to flock to the browser with market share rising to 6.17% from 5.59% in January. Firefox's gain is Microsoft's loss, which finished with 89.04% market share - down from 90.31% in December 2004. Most other browsers maintained a steady and loyal user base.

"Firefox is currently the only browser that is increasing market share on a monthly basis and it is growing at the direct expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer," observed Dan Shapero, Chief Operating Officer. "Firefox appears to be the only challenger to Microsoft's market domination."

Microsoft Internet Explorer - 89.04% Firefox - 6.17% Netscape - 1.89% Safari - 1.69% Mozilla - .66% Opera - .48% Other - .07%

HitsLink(tm) is Net Applications' flagship product providing advanced website statistics and analysis for webmasters and eMarketers alike. The data has been collected from over 40,000 global Web sites.

The HitsLink Enterprise Service starts at $14.95 per monthly subscription. A free trial is available at NetApplications

Since 1999 NetApplications has been a leading source of tools and utilities for webmasters and eMarketers for small to medium enterprise (SME). The company has a complete suite of simple and affordable subscription-based applications that are designed to help users have greater success with their Web site marketing efforts. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo California, NetApplications distributes its services through over 3,000 partners and affiliates. These services may also be founded at, ,,, and


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