Most Popular Web Browsers

The most popular Web browsers based on browser signature strings in log files for 196 days of year 2008.

The following table shows the most popular Web browsers for 196 days of year 2008, with 2 weeks of log files missing. Data used in this table come from the browser summary report generated by Analog 6.0 using log files from herongyang.com.

  pages      %pages      browser
1003978      34.92%      MSIE
   591693       20.58%      MSIE/6
   353488       12.29%      MSIE/7
    41380        1.44%      MSIE/5
    16209        0.56%      MSIE/4
      352        0.01%      MSIE/8
      273        0.01%      MSIE/2
       90                   MSIE/3
       46                   MSIE/999
       15                   MSIE/1
 519213      18.06%      Yandex
 476900      16.59%      Firefox
   402769       14.01%      Firefox/2
    48956        1.70%      Firefox/3
    23397        0.81%      Firefox/1
     1676        0.06%      Firefox/0
        5                   Firefox/6
        1                   Firefox/x
        1                   Firefox/9
 370862      12.90%      Netscape (compatible)
 124697       4.34%      msnbot
 102714       3.57%      Mozilla
    11874        0.41%      Mozilla/1
      414        0.01%      Mozilla/0
       19                   Mozilla/2
        3                   Mozilla/M18
  62770       2.18%      Mediapartners-Google
  39642       1.38%      Opera
    36025        1.25%      Opera/9
     1464        0.05%      Opera/8
     1146        0.04%      Opera/7
      598        0.02%      Opera/4
      348        0.01%      Opera/6
       37                   Opera/5
  31683       1.10%      WebAlta Crawler
  19463       0.68%      Safari
     8737        0.30%      Safari/525
     7154        0.25%      Safari/523
     1697        0.06%      Safari/419
     1055        0.04%      Safari/312
      158        0.01%      Safari/413
      148        0.01%      Safari/522
      134                   Safari/417
       49                   Safari/5525
       49                   Safari/526
       46                   Safari/412
  15206       0.53%      msnbot-media
   8690       0.30%      Sosospider+(+http:
   8427       0.29%      Baiduspider+(+http:
   8181       0.28%      BackStreet Browser 3.1
   6683       0.23%      miggibot
   5796       0.20%      Sogou web spider
   5561       0.19%      WebCopier v3.5
   5452       0.19%      ia_archiver
   5270       0.18%      libwww-perl
   4534       0.16%      ShablastBot
  49667       1.73%      [not listed: 2,015 browsers]

I am surprised to see that percentage of Yandex increased from 0.24% in 2007 to 18.06% in 2008. By looking at some log file records, I can see that Yandex in the browser signature represents indexing requests from the Russian search engine, www.yandex.com. If you look the Yandex indexing requests number and the Yandex referral requests number, you will see that Yandex is the worst search engine. It costed 18.06% of request traffic for indexing and delivered 0.00% referral requests. I need to find a way to reduce Yandex indexing requests.

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