According to Net Applications Google’s Chrome browser has jumped to a market share of 5.61%, or up almost 1% this year.
Here is the current market share and percentage change since the beginning of the year.
Internet Explorer 61.5% down .50% since January
Firefox 24.25% down .20% since January
Safari 4.45% down .08% since January
Net Applications measures operating system usage by tracking computers that visit the 40,000 sites monitored for clients, which represents a pool of about 160 million unique visitors each month. This data is then weighted based on the estimated size of each country’s Internet population.
Chrome market share is important to domainers since the “search bar” suggests other results as the user start typing in an address making direct navigation somewhat less likely.