Chris' Corner: What browsers are the public using to access your website?

What browsers are the public using to access your website?

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?

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsChris Smith • May 23 2012 04:50AM

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Chris - Those were just the top five browsers  

More info from Barrie

Your mobile users may not be as low as you think as many use regular web browsers on their mobile devices he says to try try looking at `mobile``devices in your Google analytics ..... for example I use IE on my blackberry and my tablet for web browsing.

More stats from Barrie regarding mobile usage on one of my listing web sites

In the first four months of this year with just under 7,000 visits to the site almost 60% are new visitors of which 57% were using 24 different mobile devices.

He also said a newer site has higher percentage`s across the board for mobile devices.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Howdy and morning Chris

Chris my friend, in the pass 12 hours, 36 folks using Firefox, 10 Google Chrome, 9 IE, and 5 Apple Safari users paid a visit to my blog.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 8 years ago

Kathy, my website provider is trying to sell me an "optimized" mobie website browser, of course, for an extra fee...  I want to decide whether this will be beneficial for me.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Dale, it seems more AR users use Firefox than the average, that might explain some of your #1, 2,3, & 4 are interesting...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Chris - it may not be at the moment but it certainly will be in the near future as more people use mobile devices

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 8 years ago

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