I would assume that Majestic’s users are pretty much exclusively from the Internet Marketing community. There are also quite a lot of them these days. So it may be significant for a few geeks to see that Firefox 3.6 now has just over HALF of our user base market share.

People with less understanding of our industry might also be surprised at the small percentage of users  using Internet Explorer these days. But without a great number of useful SEO plugins, that’s probably not totally surprising.

For me, though, the big surprise is the large percentage of Chrome take up within the SEO community. Majestic SEO took the decision a long time ago not to use Google Analytics or indeed any code or technology directly related to search engines. It’s a great product, but a proportion of our users, we felt, would prefer that we did should not give every minutiae of our user’s habits out to third parties.


  • Gary

    If only these were more general stats, i still find it hard to believe how many people use IE6!

    I’m not to surprised about chrome, in terms of SEO it has a lot of the plugins Firefox has now, though its not quite there yet

    February 21, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • deck ing

    Hi, yes I agree the chrome versions can be temperamental when you search for things that are in your cookies.

    February 22, 2011 at 11:30 am
  • Richard

    I switched to Firefox years ago to take advantage of the SEO (SEOMoz and SEO Book toolbars) and web design (Firebug and others) plugins. I only use IE to make sure my pages look right to users of that browser.

    I’ll give Chrome more of a chance when its plugins are more mature.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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