I think it is interesting to provide some general statistical information about the site and its visitors every now and then.
Some users might just skip reading the post while others will probably find it an interesting read. The post takes the data from traffic analysis software scripts like Google Analytics and Awstats.
Lets begin with some basic information about browsers and operating system. More than 50% of all Ghacks visitors are using the Firefox web browser followed by Microsoft's Internet Explorer with 35%, Google Chrome with 4%, Safari with 4% and Opera with close to 4%.
The situation is different operating system wise. Roughly 90% of all users that come to Ghacks use a Windows operating system, hence the major concentration on that operating system. Apple Macintosh users make up almost 6% of all visits while Linux users are close to 3.5%.
If you look at some of the more technical statistics available you notice more diversity in the numbers. While 1024x768 is still the major screen resolution with almost 24%, 1280x800 with almost 20%, 1280x1024 with 16%, 1680x1050 and 1440x900 with 10% each are all above the 10% value and worth considering. There are still about 2% of all users that access with a screen resolution of 800x600.
And yes, there are some pretty strange resolutions out there like 2048x768, 3840x1024, 832x624, 1050x1400 or 1296x1304.
Where are all the visitors coming from? A majority of 40% comes from the United States followed by the United Kingdom with almost 9%, Canada with 5%, India and Australia with 3% and Germany with almost 3%.
The majority of users has a broadband connection at his disposal although there is a large 30% unknown factor in the stats. DSL, Cable and T1 users make up almost 60% of all connections to Ghacks while dialups are at about 2%.
That sums it up for now. Any other information that you would like to take a look at? Let me know and I might share it with everyone.
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.