When I wrote the post on the Browser Market Share, a lot of the feedback on the post was that I shouldn't trust the statistics on W3Schools.com. I really questioned this feedback… why in the world would statistics vary significantly from website to website?
Well, thanks to contributors… I found out that it really does matter! I dropped good friend Pat Coyle an email and asked if he'd be willing to share some statistics from Colts.com. My thinking was the avid sports fan is probably quite different from someone visiting a site about Web Technologies and would be a good comparison group to measure against. And it was! The following statistics are based on the last 870,000 visitors to Colts.com:
Colts.com Visitor Browser Market Share:
Colts.com Visitor Browser Market Share – Overview:
Who knew?! I'll pay much more attention to independent browser share statistics from now on when viewing them rather than making assumptions on overall market share. On a side note, here are the stats for my blog for the last month. I've never actually taken a look at them before, but you'll see quite a difference!