February 17, 2006

Surprising Blog Stats: Firefox close to IE

I spent some time looking into the stats for this site collected by Google Analytics, and saw some surprises.

I'm using Google Analytics to figure out what happens on this site. The information it delivers is not as detailed as some web stat software, because it involves only "pages" and not other types of web stats. However it delivers lots of intersting info, like a world map with the geographical distribution of users, which is quite astonishing. However, this is not the point.

The most surprising info I gathered from last reading the stats is the browser distribution:

  • Internet Explorer with 48.45%
  • Firefox with 41.38% (plus an extra 2.11% if you aggregate it with Mozilla and Netscape)

It is true that I do use Firefox and I make quite a few hits on the site... but the info is quite interesting anyway (and with the most read blog entires getting about 1,000 page views, not counting the RSS feeds, there is some traffic on the site beside my hits).

As we are to the site stats, best referers (beside my other sites) are delphifeeds.com (see link on the side menu), delphiplus.org, blogs.borland.com, and nick hodges' site. Thanks for your links. On the other hand I've noticed that advertising on this site is a disaster, with about 1% of the (limited) revenues of www.marcocantu.com. The fact that adsense sends many irrelevant ad links to the site probably matters a lot...



Surprising Blog Stats: Firefox close to IE 

I think main contribution here is a BLOG and RSS 
feed. FireFox would be a little more advanced in 
those areas. For example my stats are a little 
different: 45% is IE, 17% MSN and 13% Mozila

biggest referal rate is from Google, Borland and few 
major Delphi zones.
so I guess it is all about what kind of information 
site is offering.

As far as "Ads by Google" do you use channels or you 
let robot decide about ads content? it did show that 
chaneled adv is more targeted and then drive more 
I have found no meta tags for search optimization on 
this page for example, then robot is just confused 
by content... which gives wide advertising content...

Comment by Serge on February 17, 20:54

Surprising Blog Stats: Firefox close to IE 

Surprising indeed. I just looked at my stats and 
FireFox is leading with 48%, IE is close with 46%. 
Just one month ago, this was quiet different. 
Interesting, we'll see what will happen in the 
future, I guess :)
Comment by Daniel "sakura" Wischnewski [http://delphi-notes.blogspot.com] on February 21, 23:12

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