Chrome market share blooms on day two

By Justin Mann on September 4, 2008, 11:49 AM
Google Chrome has certainly made a powerful first impression. Though the overall picture painted has been one of incompleteness, it has apparently proved interesting enough for many to try it out. So many, in fact, that according to some statistics gatherers it is already beating Opera in terms of numbers, taking in a little over 2.6% market share.

Other trackers disagree with those numbers, putting the amount of Chrome users a little under 1.5%. Others don't even have data available yet.

These are definitely skewed perspectives. The browser is only a few days old, so many people may just be test driving it and don't plan on keeping it. Further, that's only two datasets. Other sites may differ. It definitely shows that Google's advertising methods, which include word-of-mouth, are working to their advantage. What I'd really like to see is download figures straight from Google which I'm sure they are capable of providing.

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nirkon said:
I was just telling a friend about this while I was reading this, and then I noticed the 'word-of-mouth' part - lol!
Julio said:
This will have to be measured on the short term of at least a couple of months instead of a few days. For sure Google has got the word out big time, but real success comes when people actually stick to the browser rather than trying it out for a little while and going back to their usual browser of choice.
old101 said:
Tried three or four browsers, including Opera and Safari, and after a week or two end up going back to Firefox as default , and un-installing the others. Agree with Julio and will wait a few weeks before even trying Chrome.
Julio said:
Just took a snapshot at TS visitors browser usage during the past couple of days:[url]
windmill007 said:
Chome is cool....But firefox is still cooler with ad-ons.
tonylukac said:
Chrome and Firefox would be great alternatives to Internet Explorer on Vista if they worked in protected mode. This is what prevents adware and spyware from installing because the UAC prompt forbids it. Of course, if Microsoft would only share the source code to Windows.
windmill007 said:
Tony...why do you need protected mode. Just use ad-block and no script in Firefox and that is better protection than the annoying UAC prompts.
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