I wrote a post yesterday noting that Google Chrome is now the number 1 web browser worldwide and asking what browsers people are using.
Admittedly a very small sample size, but three people indicated they use Chrome primarily.
Two people indicated they use IE primarily,
and Five people (including me) primarily use Mozilla.
Debbie Gartner, mentions some salient points:
- most computers come preloaded with IE (except Apple's that come with Safari). Does this explain some of IE's popularity?
- the reason she use Mozilla, which is the same reason I do, is that Mozilla Firefox tends to work better with Active Rain. I use Scribefire which is compatible with Mozilla (not sure about other browsers). Could this be another reason Mozilla is used by AR users?.
Kathy Clulow's husband Barrie submitted analysis of the browser's using their website, which I found interesting:
- #1/ IE - 42.63
- #2/ Safari 28.1%
- #3/ Firefox - 15.06%
- #4/ Chrome - 8.19%
- #5/ Adroid Browser - 3.27%
This prompted me to look at Google Analytics for my website (fyi, my website tends to average between 1200 and 1400 visits per month):
- #1 IE 59.66%
- #2 Firefox 15.1%
- #3 Safari 12.58%
- #4 Chrome 10.23%
- #5 Android Browser 1.14%
- #6 Mozilla Compatible Agent 0.41%
- #7 IE with Chrome Frame 0.24%
- #8 Opera 0.24%
- #9 Blackberry8520 0.08%
- #10 Blackberry9300 0.08%
I think knowledge of the browsers people are using to access one's website could be important, if one were to know what it means.
The first question that comes to my mind, based on other information that I have learned, is:
Should I be catering to specific Web Browsers? This is a technical question beyond my level of expertise, and I will try to contact people who might know this answer in the near future.
Second, with analysis indicating that mobile browsers (from smart phones/tablets etc) will become the number one vehicle used to access Real Estate information in the next two years, is my results indicating an OPPORTUNITY?
I will seek, as soon as possible, some information from what I consider a similar quality personal websites that are mobile browser compatible and compare their browser traffic with mine.
Are my mobile browser percentages low because my personal website is not Mobile Browser compatible? If I were to make my personal website "mobile compatible":
a) Would the mobile browser percentages increase?
b) What else can I do to attract mobile traffic?
Do you know what your website traffic is telling you?
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage