Chrome being identified as Safari

Published 10 September 08 12:51 PM | rodtrent

Looking through myITforum.com stats for the past couple months I noticed that recently, access to myITforum.com using Safari has jumped dramatically.  Before Chrome was released, Safari was not even in the top 10 list.  Now Safari is listed at number 8.  It appears that Chrome is not even identifying itself properly.

So, how is Google able to promote their own numbers?  I used 2 different stats reporting tools, and both results are the same.

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# skatterbrainz said on September 10, 2008 08:55 PM:

Actually, Google had to update their own API such as the Google Analytics service, so that it would differentiate Chrome, and it seems to work well.  Probably because both Safari and Chrome are based on the open source WebKit code base.

# rodtrent said on September 11, 2008 06:27 AM:

Hmmm...wonder what we can do to update ours to differentiate between the two...

# jnelson said on September 11, 2008 03:47 PM:

The user-Agent that gets sent from my Chrome browser has the word Chrome right in it.  Is that enough?

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.29 Safari/525.13

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