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Make us your home page! (even when it already is)
Install Chrome! (already got it, I do have to test on other browsers)
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Log on to Chrome!
Let us track your every move! You'll love it!
Get Google for your mobile!
IE doesn't count. It's the default browser on Windows, people just use it.
It's also forced down our throats in corporate environments. Those users have no choice, Google could pop up ads until hell freezes over (or heaven vaporizes, depending on what you believe about global warming) without making any difference.
It's not about desktop, it's about measuring strategy. The article linked explains it. But let me demonstrate with a simple example:
Alice opens codeproject.com in IE
Bob opens codeproject.com in IE
Charlie opens codeproject.com in Chrome, then opens 3 other websites with the same.
Net Market Share will report 66% IE, because 66% of people use that browser. Most other sites will report 33%, because across all those websites 2 out of 6 requests came from Chrome. That's why you can end up with wildly differing numbers.
Yeah, I get it but it's irrelevant to this discussion.
Someone quoted a statistic about browser usage that (to me) looked very wrong. The data he provided was for desktop usage only. All I'm saying is that it would be nice to see the expanded data from the same source that includes mobile devices as well.
statistic about browser usage that (to me) looked very wrong
But that's the whole point, Chrome is still not used by the majority of people, so it makes sense for them to advertise it (contrary what OP suggested). The statistics you linked as a reply to a statement about Chrome not being dominant at all, without context, seemed to imply differently. I've just pointed out (replying to that post) that the previous statement was correct, still more people use IE than Chrome.
Indeed - I use Chrome on my desktop, and my tablet, and my phone - and since Chrome ships with every Android device I can think of, and since Android is the most used mobile OS[^] I think Chrome is likely to come out well ahead of IE...
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