Brazil, Russia and Vietnam have something in common – they all are in the top-ten list of countries of Opera Mini monthly users. But, besides browser preferences, do they have other common browsing habits? In this month’s State of the Mobile Web report, we take a closer look at what local content users in the ten most active Opera Mini countries prefer.
According to the anonymous and aggregated data from the Opera Mini servers in November, the top-ten Opera Mini countries, counted in number of unique monthly users were India, Indonesia, Russia, Nigeria, China, Brazil, South Africa, Bangladesh, Mexico and Vietnam.
In all these countries, international websites such as Facebook and Google dominate the top rankings on the list of most visited websites, but, just below, smaller local websites come in strong, usually with high places on the list. Some of the findings are as follows:
- In Southeast Asia, news is important to Opera Mini users. Bangladesh and Vietnam have 5 and 6 news sites on their top-ten lists, respectively, but the real king is Indonesia with 8.
- Facebook is the most mentioned international site in the top-ten lists of nearly all Opera Mini countries, but regional social networks are also strong. In Nigeria and South Africa, a social network tops the list, while Russia has 5 in the top-ten.
- All top-ten countries have at least one shopping and classifieds website in their top-ten lists, but India has three, including one in the top position.
To read the full report go to http://www.operasoftware.com/smw/.
In November 2013, the consumer base of the Opera mobile browsers had more than 262 million unique users. The Opera Mini servers (which do not process pages from the Mobile Classic and Opera for Android browsers) served more than 177 billion pages and compressed over 16 petabytes of data for Opera Mini users. In all, 39% of the total users of the Opera mobile browsers are using smartphones to browse the web. Compared to November 2012, the total number of Opera mobile browsers users grew more than 21%, year over year.