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. I find the built in RSS in Safari indispensible. FF2 and IE7 don’t measure up at all. It’s so simple, I have 15 computer sites that I watch and Safari will just put the number of new articles in the menu bar when it finds new articles on the RSS feeds. I click on it, and then open new tabs with each article I was to look at and am done. It prevents me from reading the same article twice and lets me peruse articles very fast.

    But, I’ve wondered that if I do this, I’m actually opening less pages, so these trackers are only recording my views, which would be less than I am actually surfing. There are many factors in these statistics that are hard to determine, so take them with a grain of salt. On the other hand, comparing the percentage change is very informative since you are comparing the same thing to the same thing.

  2. I’m with most people on ths thread in that I prefer Safari, but I keep Firefox around for occasional sites that are prejudice. One of those sites is MDN Safari always freezes on me when it tries to load the threads. What gives?

  3. Loved Safari but Camino is faster on my computer (10.3.9). Check it out… it’s free =)

    Some of the things i like the most in Camino is bookmark searching, cookie management. I’ve no use for RSS; yet.

    Tried Firefox but i’ll stick with Camino instead.

  4. yeah safari rocks. i tried firefox but it looked like a safari ripoff. IE is a joke and i havent had any desire to try anything else. “if it aint broke dont fix it”~some redneck dood i heard once spouting brilliance.

  5. Like what the 3rd dude said.

    Safari is my mnain browser. I only use Firefox when I encounter sites that don’t treat safari too well.

    I wish though that it would of been eaier ways to theme up Safai like firefox, maybe a theme that looks like tigers Agua interface. Safai looks almost the same since it launched.

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