CEE: Most hits from Chrome
How do we browse websites most frequently? Check out the latest Gemius infographic for the ranking of the top 3 browsers in Central and Eastern European countries.
Are people in Central and Eastern Europe browsing websites less and less frequently on tablets and smartphones? In the last statement on the most popular internet browsers based on data from Gemius, mobile browsers were among the leaders. According to data collected by Gemius in December 2015, they no longer appear in the rankings in certain European countries.
Chrome still popular in Europe
The latest version of Chrome – 47.x – took leading position in all countries analysed. In Croatia and Hungary, the previous version was also found in the top 3. In all analysed Central and Eastern European countries, over 20 per cent of hits on domestic websites in December 2015 came from the latest version of Chrome. The highest rate was in Slovenia – 27.7 per cent.
No Firefox for Belarus and Ukraine
In two European countries (Belarus and Ukraine), Firefox was not found among the top 3 browsers. Following Chrome in leading position, second place in these countries went to Opera 34.x (13.1 per cent of hits on Belarusian websites) and Yandex 15.x (10.4 per cent of hits on Ukrainian websites). Third place, respectively, went to Yandex 15.x (7.6 per cent of hits on Belarusian websites) and Internet Explorer 10.x (8.6 per cent of hits on Ukrainian websites).
Older version of Firefox more popular
Firefox version 42.x came second in the ranking in four out of eight of the analysed countries. However, in Poland alone, two version of the Firefox browser were found in the ranking – 42.x and 43.x – generating 14.4 per cent and 7.8 per cent of hits on domestic websites, respectively.
Internet Explorer remains in the top 3
In four out of eight of the analysed countries, Internet Explorer was found in the top three browsers generating the most views. It came second in the Czech Republic (15.8 per cent), and third in Slovenia (10.6 per cent), Slovakia (6 per cent) and Ukraine (8.6 per cent). However, it is worth noting that the Ukrainian ranking included an older browser version – 10.x. – while in the other countries it was the current version, i.e. 11.x.
About the gemiusTraffic study
The data comes from a study on traffic on websites (gemiusTraffic), which Gemius is carrying out in more than 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (combined data for Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the Palestinian National Authority). The data is collected through tracking scripts embedded in the code of websites involved in the study.