Microsoft’s Internet Explorer gains market share while Chrome declines

Posted on Apr 2 2012 - 11:19pm by Mike Wewerka

After almost 10 years of steadily declining marketshare, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer may be on the rebound. Back in November of 2010, Internet Explorer had over 60% of the “browser” market, but in just a years time, in December 2011, it had dropped to 51.87% (according to Net Applications . During that downward spiral, Google’s Chrome and even Apple’s Safari were gaining ground on the age old browser.

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                Net Applications

But during the month of March, Internet Explorer saw an increae of 1%, laugh if you will, but this is a big improvement, as Google’s Chrome actually lost some ground.

This sudden rise in market share could be attributed to Microsoft’s new advertising blitz, the one we actually featured. It’s been playing on television all over the country showing off the “new”features and side of Internet Explorer 9.

In any event, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft can continue the trend next month or will Google’s Chrome continue to catch up.