So Who’s Visiting Technologizer?

By  |  Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:51 am

One of the many cool things about running Technologizer is that I can sneak a peek at the site’s Web analytics and see what operating systems and browsers are used by site visitors. Doing so helps me figure out what folks might want to read about–we do a lot of Mac coverage in part because a lot of Mac types hang out here–but it’s also just plain interesting. At least I think so–and in case you do, too, here’s a quick snapshot. (These figures are for October to date.)

The browser wars are alive and well on Technologizer:

It pleases me to see that Firefox is the most popular browser, with 48 percent of visitors using it;

24 percent use Internet Explorer (66 percent IE 7; 30 percent IE 6; 2 percent IE 8);

17 percent use Safari;

5 percent use Google Chrome;

4 percent use Opera (not huge, but around 5X the usage on the Web at large);

2 percent use something else.

Then there are operating systems:

62 percent of us come to the site via a Windows computer;

27 percent are on a Mac;

8 percent are using Linux;

2 percent are using an iPhone (!);

1 percent are using something else (like the 149 visitors who are on a T-Mobile Sidekick)

These stats show us to be a pretty diverse bunch–we’re far more likely to be using an alternative browser or an underdog OS than Internet users at large. They are, however, subject to change–and if I see any striking changes one way or another, I’ll report back here with an update. (For one thing, I’m curious to see if Chrome usage grows rapidly, and if so, at which other browser’s expense…)



8 Comments For This Post

  1. Dan M Says:

    Have you seen an increase in web traffic since your appearance on TWiT? I first visited your website after your recent appearance on the podcast and have been impressed with your site. (FYI, I use Chrome from work and also access your site on my iPhone while at home)

  2. JEF Says:

    What % use ad-blocking software?

  3. ediedi Says:

    So many use IE? Maybe they’re forced to use it – at work for instance, at least I hope so.

  4. Marc Says:

    tbh, I was expecting 80& Mac OS, because this site does seem to be heavily Mac orientated.

  5. Harry McCracken Says:

    Dan: Yes, it’s great to see a lot of TWiT fans show up at Technologizer and tell me they like what we’re doing here!

    Marc: We cover a lot of Apple stuff here, but topics are partially driven by what’s in the news–and between the iPhone 3G and the new MacBooks, Apple has been much in the news since our launch. Look for lots of coverage of Windows 7, starting very soon…


  6. Alan Says:

    surprised the mac number is not higher. BTW this is coming from my iPhone. If I had to guess, I would say I view the site about 60% from mac and the rest from my iPhone.

  7. Derek Brookmeyer Says:

    Wow, 5% for Chrome already… that’s impressive.

  8. Marc Says:

    Good to hear that Harry. I switched to Mac back in 2001, and then switched back to Windows 4 years later 🙂