Browser Wars: Chrome vs Firefox vs Internet Explorer in SA

Microsoft Internet Explorer is steadily losing ground in South Africa while Chrome looks poised to soon overtake it, according to statistics from StatCounter.

According to StatCounter, Chrome overtook Internet Explorer globally in May 2012 and by the end of October 2013 had a significant lead on Microsoft’s browser (40.44% Chrome, 28.96% IE).

However, a different statistics provider, NetMarketshare, suggests that IE’s market share is actually growing while Chrome’s is declining.

One reason for the discrepancy is the difference in the way to the two gather and process the statistics.

In particular, StatCounter reports raw page views, while NetMarketshare looks at unique visitors and weights them according to a country’s Internet traffic.

StatCounter monthly browser stats for South Africa for July 2008 - November 2011
StatCounter monthly browser stats for South Africa for July 2008 – November 2011

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