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For Immediate Release
March 2, 1999

MICROSOFT TAKES A TWO-TO-ONE LEAD IN BROWSER WAR

WebSideStory's StatMarket Reports Advantage Based on Data Compiled
from Over 13 Million Unique Visitors Daily

(SAN DIEGO, CA)- WebSideStory
((http://www.websidestory.com/)http://www.websidestory.com), the
leader in Internet traffic analysis, traffic building and user
trends, today reported that Microsoft's Internet Explorer accounts
for more than two thirds of the browsers used on the Internet,
according to data published on StatMarket
((http://www.statmarket.com/)http://www.statmarket.com). The
information published on StatMarket reflects real-time data gathered
from more than 40,000 Web sites using the HitBOX Tracker and over
13,000,000 unique visitors a day to those sites.

StatMarket data represents the largest sampling of Internet users and
the most accurate depiction of user trends available. WebSideStory
updates StatMarket daily, publishing Internet user trends and
statistics vital to Webmasters by combining information from the
independent Web sites that have joined the HitBox.com community
((http://www.hitbox.com/)http://www.hitbox.com) and use the
HitBOX Tracker, the Internet's most widely used free Web traffic analysis tool.

As of Monday, March 1 MSIE claimed 66.9% and Netscape Navigator 31.21% of
browsers in use. The specific browser usage was as follows:
MSIE 4.x - 56.83%
MSIE 3.x - 6.99%
MSIE 5.x - 2.18%
MSIE 0.x - .9%
Netscape 4.x - 25.14%
Netscape 3.x - 6.05%
Netscape 2.x - .02%
Web TV - 1.81%.

WebSideStory also announced today that several new statistics have
been added to StatMarket, including peak Internet traffic hours,
global referrer trends (what sources are sending sites traffic), and
a loyalty index showing how often
visitors, on average, return to a Web site. In addition, StatMarket
publishes computing statistics, such as operating systems usage,
specific referring data,
monitor screen resolutions, and color settings.

"StatMarket has become the leading source of data regarding Internet
user trends," said Blaise Barrelet, president and CEO of
WebSideStory. "Broad distribution of the HitBOX Tracker and our large
network operations center make
WebSideStory uniquely able to provide this information."

About WebSideStory
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, WebSideStory is the leader in
Internet traffic analysis, traffic building and user trends.
WebSideStory is the creator of HitBox.com, the largest community of
independent Web sites ranked by traffic. A privately held company,
WebSideStory was established in September of 1996 to provide its
members with superior Internet technologies and services that bridge
the gap between Web sites and their audiences. For more information,
contact WebSideStory, Inc. Voice: (619) 546-0040. Fax: (619)
546-0480. Address: 6450 Lusk Boulevard, Suite E-205, San Diego, CA
92121. Email: press@websidestory.com. Web:
(http://www.websidestory.com/)
Contact:
Josh Moscov
The Terpin Group
Voice: (310) 821-6100, ext. 103
email: jmoscov@terpin.com

Darrell Atkin
WebSideStory, Inc.
Voice: (619) 546-0040
Email: press@websidestory.com

 
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