This stat backs me up
by Doug Addison
What is the most frequently used type of navigation on a website? Links? Images? Drop-down menus? Wrong. It's the browser's back button. And buried in the developers' explanation of Firefox's so-called "memory leak" is this little nugget of statistical goodness that (er) backs me up: "To improve performance when navigating (studies show that 39% of all page navigations are renavigations to pages visited less than 10 pages ago, usually using the back button), Firefox 1.5 implements a Back-Forward cache that retains the rendered document for the last five session history entries for each tab." The full explanation is on the Inside Firefox site.
Back button? What's that?
Is that the same thing as Alt-Left Arrow? :-)