Google Analytics has inducted Chrome in its list of detected browsers. Since its release, the browser has gained a lot of attention and people usually are appreciating it. The shares of the browser also saw a raise and they almost touched 3% with in first couple of days. Currently its share is 2.16%.
People are adopting the new browser gradually. Since the browser’s release, traffic on Startup Meme has also been spotted from it. The graph below depicts that Chrome contains 2.58% of the traffic since the browser’s release.
Initially people are using it because of the hype but the real test is when the users are consistent even after a couple of months or maybe a little more than that. If the traffic remains consistent after some time then IE might consider Chrome as a potential threat.
The inclusion of Chrome in Google Analytics doesn’t come as a surprise but it is mentioned in the Google Analytics Blog that the web analytics tool intentionally inducted it.
According to the Google Analytics Blog:
Because Google Chrome was not launched externally until today, we haven’t yet changed Google Analytics to recognize it when you segment by browser within reports. However – this will change in the coming weeks (until then, the browser will show as Firefox).
Though the above mentioned quote is edited now and it doesn’t contains the Firefox reference.
You can detect Google Chrome by using the following user-agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/XX (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/YY Safari/XX
A lot of services are not detecting Chrome most likely because the Safari also has a similar user agent which is:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/XX (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/ZZ Safari/YY