I hadn't checked the website analytics for my blog in ages, and while I was happy to see that I am averaging over 500 unique visits per day these days, I was surprised by some of the referral data.
In terms of operating system, 78% of my visitors use Windows, 13% use Linux, and just under 9% use a Mac.
As for browsers, Internet Explorer has lost its old overwhelming dominance, at 44%, with Firefox coming next at 17.6%, and then Chrome at 14.3%, and various others making up the rest.
So if you have a website that has certain features that work only with IE (and I still run across these now and then, usually govt.) you're likely pissing off over half of your visitors.
As for which search engines drive traffic to my site, Google has a near-total lock. The top one is Google.ca at 67%, followed by Google.com at 20.5%, and then it drops off a cliff with Google UK, Google India, Google Germany and Google Russia all in the 1-2% range. The only non-Google engine to even appear in the list is Yahoo UK at 1.37%.Posted by Paul at July 8, 2012 08:30 PM