Firefox is landlords favourite browser

Firefox is landlords favourite browser

10:31 AM, 14th May 2013, About 10 years ago 7

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Firefox is landlords favourite browser

40% of landlords visiting Property118 use Firefox as their favourite browser according to our analytics.

I was quite surprised at this as I’m a massive fan of Google Chrome but only 9.9% of our visitors seem to agree.

In second place was Internet Explorer and to be honest I thought that would come up number one as it was the default for most Windows based computers for several years.

3.8% of our readers are now using iPads and a further 5.7% are using the Safari browser via other devices such as iPhone etc.

Landlords using Android based devices to visit Property118 account for just 2.4% of the total.

Interestingly, 23.6% of our readers use other browsers, I wonder what they could be?

What I would be interested to know is which browsers you use and why as it might help us to develop our website further.

Google delivers us more visitors than any other search engine as you might expect, in fact they nearly 100 times more people to us that all other referrers put together! Our second biggest referrer is LinkedIn which refers 50% more than Twitter, which is also a surprise, and they both outrank Bing by quite a large margin.

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Jerry Jones

16:14 PM, 14th May 2013, About 10 years ago

I wonder if it's because the Property Bee toolbar only works with Firefox?

Neil Patterson

19:03 PM, 15th May 2013, About 10 years ago

I use Firefox as it works much better updating HTML code in the website than IE. However IE is great for spotting cross browser issues as if it is going to break in any browser it will be IE.

Plus I liked the 80s film Firefox with Clint !

Ray Davison

19:44 PM, 15th May 2013, About 10 years ago

Hi Mark,
Like Jerry I use Property Bee which requires Firefox however I do like Firefox for all the Add-Ins you can get to do all sorts of things. I even do FTP through a free Firefox add-in. Internet Explorer is a joke and people only keep using it because they have not tried anything different. Chrome - well I'm just against any form of big brother and the information Google record about everything you do online.


0:03 AM, 19th May 2013, About 10 years ago

It doesn't surprise me at all. I use Firefox because it has an add-on that allows me to block those annoying adverts that gobble up my bandwidth.

Thank you Firefox from the bottom of my wallet.

PS - I also hated the dominance of Microsoft which made me try Firefox in the first place.

Ray Davison

16:55 PM, 19th May 2013, About 10 years ago

Hi r01,
I just tune the ads out bu had never considered their effects on bandwidth especially those that use animation or video. What is the name of the Add-On you use to block the adds?

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

15:58 PM, 22nd May 2013, About 10 years ago

Now this is interesting!

Well for geeks like me it is anyhow LOL

Since writing this blog our stats have changed significantly.

They are now:-

Firefox 23.7%
Internet Explorer 26.3%
Chrome 11.7%
iPad 4.4%
Android 2.7&
Safari 7.1%
Other 23.7%

What do you make of that????

Stats based on 146,346 visitors since 8th May 2013


22:54 PM, 28th May 2013, About 10 years ago

Hi Ray,

Sorry for slow response but been away for a few days.

I use Adblock Plus to block all ads including the so-called "non-intrusive" ones.
I also use Self Destructing Cookies, No Google Analytics & Google Search Link Fix for Mobile & Desktop as well as Delete Cookies on Exit. I never allow third party cookies either on my smartphone or PC and check the "tell sites not to track me" feature.

The idea is to stop anything that loads unnecessary files, cookies, links etc down which all contribute to hogging the bandwidth & gobbling the system memory both in session and from session to session.

Regards, R

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