Google's Chrome Already Ranks 12th, Per Hitwise

  • September 5, 2008
On Tuesday, the news of the launch of Google's browser, dubbed Chrome, flooded the major news outlets, both online and off, adding a new competitor to the browser wars between Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Firefox.

In one day, Google Chrome reached the number twelve ranking in Hitwise's "Computers & Internet - Software" category out of 2,553 Web sites.

Additionally, the market share of visits to Google Chrome was higher than to Mozilla on Tuesday -- ranked number 19 -- but still fell behind the Microsoft Download Center. The average visit time for the day on Google Chrome was 2 minutes and 48 seconds.

The usual suspects referred the bulk of traffic to the Google Chrome download page, with 79% coming from Google.com.

Out of the top 50 referring websites, 83% of traffic was from Google Properties, which includes other Google sites from different countries, News, Image Search, and the like.--Gavin O'Malley

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