According to data from Shareaholic, Google’s Chrome browser was the most popular among users who accessed content shared with Shareaholic’s tools. While this is a fairly limited subset of the internet, it demonstrates that Chrome has become increasingly popular among socially focused web users.
The numbers demonstrate that 29.13 percent of site traffic in April came from Gooogle Chrome users. This represents an increase of 0.28 percent over March’s 28.85 percent. April was the second consecutive month that Chrome ranked first on Shareaholic’s numbers.
For marketers, SEO campaigns should focus on Google algorithms due to Chrome’s growth.
Internet Explorer was second with 24.14 percent, which was a 0.45 percent decrease from last month. Moreover, Mozilla Firefox dropped 0.5 percent in April to 23.49 percent of site traffic.
Looking back to 2011, Chrome has picked up 7.76 percent, according to Shareaholic. Internet Explorer is down 8.74 percent and Firefox has fallen by 6.81 percent. More good news for Google came with Android’s browser accounting for 3.40 percent in April 2012. Last April, minimal traffic from the sites Shareaholic measured came from the operating system’s browser.
Brafton recently reported that Google has integrated Chrome’s desktop browser with a mobile app that will allow users to access their recent tabs, search and bookmarks on their Android devices.