Google Chrome is gaining ground on Internet Explorer and Firefox, and it is showing no signs of stopping. Google Chrome has many benefits, which makes it a good choice for casual Internet users and more advanced users who use the web for work or research. Comparing traffic data from the month of August for two consecutive years, Chrome shows nearly a 200% increase in traffic, while Firefox and Explorer lost users.
When comparing traffic from August 2010 to August 2011, Google Chrome rose from 6.46% to 12.64%, an increase of 196%. Internet Explorer dropped from 63.13% to 50.62%. Firefox, which has long been the favorite browser of web savvy users, dropped from 20.83% to 18.90%. Safari and Android Browser both saw slight increases due to web browsing on Smart Phones where Explorer, Firefox and Chrome are not available. This data suggests that Internet Explorer and Firefox users are switching to Chrome for its features and ease of use.