I used to be a pro Firefox since first using it few years ago. Of course, it is a bad comparison if we compare it with Internet Explorer. I still don’t understand why majority of Internet users still uses Internet Explorer (based on Google Analytics). Probably, it is pre-installed in Windows plus they are still dominant in Operating System industry for home and handheld devices. Thanks to Google that introduces Chrome. It’s not that I want to promote Chrome compared to Internet Explorer or Firefox, but it simple gets better even Firefox and Internet Explorer starts to adapt their core theme similar to Chrome.
Not only interface, the load time is quicker compared to Firefox when using Chrome. Plus, the multiple tab usage is extremely user friendly and “kill pages” function is simply saves our time when loading problematic pages. Installing several core SEO plugins on Firefox like SEOQuake, SearchStatus, etc increase page load time and also browsing experience becomes slower even while searching on search engine. Of course, it needs time to load all the parameters in installed plugin but the load time is much quicker on Chrome compared to Firefox or Internet Explorer.
A lot of toolbars could be the main reason why Firefox and Internet Explorer drag huge load time. Installed spider in toolbars will continuously collect information on pages we visit to improve their analytics scoring. The same goes to Yahoo, Bing or Google toolbars. We can easily avoid this on Chrome where not all toolbars have spiders or background crawlers to take note on our online activity. The best way to reduce the load time and have smoother browsing experience is by disabling all toolbars.
Also, plugins installed should not be loaded automatically. This will reduce the sent request to Google and other common servers to collect data like Alexa ranking, page rank, delicious, sitemap, internal links, external links, domain age, domain IP, etc. Of course, it is extremely useful for SEO purpose but it is not entirely will help in smooth browsing experience. For slower PC or laptop, this may show drastic effect. But, we can experience faster browsing experience on Chrome compared to Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Firefox is slowly losing its grip on browser market to Chrome. Google is getting stronger day by day as they are now equally strong with Firefox. I would say it’s an achievement for a newcomer in browsing industry. No one can predict future, but my best guess is that by 2015, Chrome will be dominant in browser industry overtaking Firefox and even Internet Explorer. Way to go Google Chrome! If you have not used Chrome before, get one today and try the add ons. You might feel bad of not trying Chrome much earlier.