Apple’s Safari browser market share up 53-percent year-over-year, shows accelerating growth

“According to data collected by Market Share, Apple Computer’s Safari Web browser continues to gain market share in the Internet browser segment,” Switch To A Mac reports. “In October 2005, Safari’s market share as measured by Market Share (By Net Applications) was 2.56 percent. In October 2006, Safari’s market share comes in at 3.93 percent… The rise from 2.56 to 3.93 represents a year-over-year growth of 54 percent (rounded to the nearest whole percent, actual rise is 53.5 percent) for the month of October.”

“Safari experienced a 11.3 percent increase from September 2006 rising from 3.53 percent 3.93 in October 2006. This outpaces the 10 percent growth seen between August 2006 and September 2006. Since January 2006, Safari’s market share has increased from 3.00 to 3.93 percent, representing 31 percent growth in just nine months, up from the 17.7 percent increase from January 2006 to September 2006,” STAM reports.

STAM reports, “This data clearly shows that Safari’s growth is accelerating and is showing no signs of slowing down.”

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  1. Webmasters apprentice,
    Which Gilligan’s Island episode is that line from? The one where they go visit the island prostitute?

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    OK. I’ll stop now before I get banned.

    Back on Topic:
    I still think that Safari is dirt slow on both of my Macs vs. Firefox. It’s also slower than Firefox on my friend’s brand new Macbook Pro.

    Go figure.

  2. That’s odd. I’ve found Firefox to be much slower than Safari on Mac since it’s first version (I’ve downloaded and used them all). I’ve also found Safari significantly faster than Opera, iCab, fflock, and about the same speed as Conqueror. My only complaint is with the web designers who code for IE specific shite, which means I have to then run Firefox to get at the sites, so I keep an up-to-date Firefox around for that purpose, otherwise, I agree with the above, use Safari.

    MW=”designed” as in: Safari is designed for speed.

  3. Mainly use Safari. Have to use FF for one particular site where Safari just cant seem to handle the code.

    I find FF faster than Safari and would primarily use it, but for the fact that I prefer Safari’s RSS implementation.

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