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Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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If your New Year's Resolution is to de-Google-ify your life a bit, here are some alternatives I use:

Browser: Firefox
Search engine: DuckDuckGo
Email: ProtonMail
Maps: OpenStreetMap
Chat: Telegram
News: Feedly

markosaric.com/surveillance-ca

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My switch from macOS to Linux

Why did I switch, what I like about @gnome and a guide on how you can try Linux too

markosaric.com/linux/

A shoutout to Mozilla and everyone working on Firefox! Thanks for making this beautiful, open source and privacy friendly browser 🙌

Amazing work by Telegram on their new web app! No installation needed and only 400 KB in size! Works on desktop and mobile too. That's how the web can be when teams care about speed and efficiency 🙌

I appreciate this WordPress philosophy overview. More products should be built with these principles in mind:

Works with little configuration and setup
Designed for the majority
Makes decisions, not options
Clean, lean and mean
Strives for simplicity

wordpress.org/about/philosophy

Nice post by Rand Fishkin on the first year of SparkToro. The quote below fits very well for Plausible too.

sparktoro.com/blog/sparktoros-

It's way harder to go from 0 to 1k MRR than it is to go from 10 to 20k! The work you do early on is what drives you forward.

We haven't changed anything in our approach recently so all the lessons we published for the 10k milestone are still relevant plausible.io/blog/growing-saas

Huge milestone for @plausible! Who would have thought a privacy-first, open source and bootstrapped project could get this far!? 🤯

Good way to wake up is with a traffic spike alert from @plausible in my inbox 😅

Google FL*C is a hot topic on Hacker News today! You can follow our live stats 👉 plausible.io/plausible.io

Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

One thing I struggle with as a co-founder is the work/life balance and being able to disconnect. I'm getting better at it but it was much easier to do when I had a regular job. There’s always something I'd like to do now...

news.itsfoss.com/marko-saric-p

Nice interview with Plausible's and our (fosstodon's) own Marko Saric @markosaric

A lot of effort went in to that interview - and well done!

news.itsfoss.com/marko-saric-p

Today marks one year since I published my first blog post for @plausible.

It went to the top of Hacker News, got more than 74k readers to date and changed the traction for us. It's still as relevant today as on the day it was published.

plausible.io/blog/remove-googl

Great thing about bootstrapping and spending less than you make is that there's no reason to panic.

We had a great last month and this month started with a 40% decline in traffic/signups in comparison.

We go on as usual. No need to cut costs, make changes, get aggressive...

It’s a benefit these days for founders to have something they believe in and to be about more than just profit. If you believe in something or have a strong opinion, take a stand and be upfront and honest about it.

inthegood.co/taking-on-google/

"I saw your metrics tweet. Super impressive. You could easily raise a $8-12m series A on super favorable terms right now. Would you potentially be open to that?"

No, thank you.

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March has been crazy for Plausible growth! 🤯

Happy to report that nothing has changed in our approach. Still focused on building a product that solves a problem people have. Still no paid ads, no growth hacks and no tricks.

DeepL is such a great alternative to Google Translate and they just added support for 13 new European languages! 👏

I hope Firefox and Brave work on an official integration with DeepL as there is a real need for this.

deepl.com/translator

Our website stats show what a crazy year it has been!

March 15th 2020: 49 visitors, 0 trial signups, 0 new subscribers
March 15th 2021: 2.8k visitors, 51 trial signups, 26 new subscribers

plausible.io/plausible.io

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Today marks one year since I joined my co-founder Uku to work on @plausible. And what a year it has been! 🥳

Thank you for being a part of this journey! Let's see if we can de-Google a few more sites in year 2 😎

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