It’s now been 12 months since the release (via automatic updates) of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). 79% of visitors to our client sites are using an Internet Explorer browser (a reduction of 3% from when last we posted stats 9 months ago). Firefox achieved a 14% penetration.
Browser penetration breakdown across Fatpublisher client sites:
Internet explorer version 6 versus 7 :
And for the screen resolution junkies:
Until next time… happy designing, happy programming.
Google bought Urchin Web Analytics in 2005. Since then we have seen some major changes to the original Urchin software. Earlier this year Google upgraded their analytics offering significantly. Google Analytics is now a very popular and powerful website reporting tool.
Fatpublisher have up until now offered a customised version of webalizer to all clients. We now simply recommend and configure Google Analytics accounts. Webalizer continues to be available however we have found that as soon as our clients begin using Google Analytics they very rarely refer to webalizer anymore. Read the rest of this post »
We are always looking for ways of accurately reporting the success of websites in the search engines. Screen scraping the search engine result pages is not always an option since they often lock you out after a certain number of queries. We devoted some time to developing a web based log analyser that charts the number of referrals from the major search engines: Google, Yahoo and Live Search.
Check it out, feedback welcome : siterake
It’s been 3 months since the release (via automatic updates) of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). 21% of visitors to our client sites are using the new browser version.
It is a slow take up in my mind. Clearly lots of people have automatic updates turned off. The recent release of vista will improve the take up. If you are a developer, be prepared to program for both IE6 and IE7 for some time to come.
General penetration statistics:
- IE6 61%
- IE7 21%
- Firefox 11%
- Safari 4%
- Netscape 1%
- Opera 0.5%
- Other (Mozilla, Camino etc) 1.5%
Note: these statistics are based on website traffic to several highly trafficked commercial / retail sites Read the rest of this post »