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"Google no longer providing original URL in AMP for image search results"

Time to share this one again before it's too late:

How to fight back against Google AMP markosaric.com/google-amp/

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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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Updated my "how to use WordPress" guide for WordPress 5.3. Includes intro to the Gutenberg editor, Twenty Twenty default theme and my minimal and distraction-free writing setup. Take a look markosaric.com/install-wordpre

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Fewer than 3% of Firefox users have enabled the Enhanced Tracking Protection.

Most people don't change defaults but it's such a quick switch for a big speed boost, a much less intrusive and much less distracting web. Here's how markosaric.com/firefox/

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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/

Want to get investors to fund your SaaS? I've found the "easy" way is to grow your startup and get some traction first.

Then you won't have a shortage of VCs and investors reaching out offering money. Even when you're clear that you're not looking for it.

Check out Ahrefs new Webmaster Tools. It's useful if you're looking for a technical SEO audit of your site, see what sites link to you and keywords you rank for.

Love this statement!

ahrefs.com/webmaster-tools

"How Our Privacy Friendly Web Analytics Tool Reached $4K/Month Without Paid Ads"

Starter Story featured an interview with me and a case study on our recent growth

starterstory.com/privacy-firen

Enter the address of your favourite website to check which user-tracking technologies it uses and who it is sending your data to.

Cool new tool!

themarkup.org/blacklight

My answer to "Do you have tracking ON or OFF in your marketing emails?"

We've disabled everything we can so cannot see who opens or clicks on our emails.

Would be great if there was a privacy-first newsletter alternative (kind of like Plausible is to Google Analytics)

DuckDuckGo's Tracker Radar (list used in Safari's Privacy Report) has found calls to Google on 82% of all sites. Facebook scripts come second (34% of sites).

Google Analytics is the most popular third-party connection (Google owns 8 of top 10 calls).

slayterdev.github.io/tracker-r

TIL that some people look at their local community timeline in Mastodon like it's their own home newsfeed and want to police and censor what messages others are allowed to post there 🤷‍♂️

New post! A look at Safari's Privacy Report, what it actually does and how Apple with help from DuckDuckGo discovers trackers to block

plausible.io/blog/safari-priva

We either ban behavioral advertising or teach everyone the essential skills of being safe online: use an adblocker, clear cookies constantly, use containers to isolate sites, assume every site is guilty of these practices until you can prove otherwise...

bbc.com/news/technology-542052

Don't be afraid to say no to what people say you must do to grow your startup.

This will leave you with more time to actually focus on and excel at one particular activity that you believe has the most potential to unlock growth

indiehackers.com/post/you-dont

When you "care about privacy" but use 23 adtech trackers at the same time 👀

Love how Safari is exposing the surveillance capitalism and the true cost of "free" to a mainstream audience 👏

Apple Safari's new privacy report names, shames and prevents adtech tracking! 👏

Plausible doesn't use cookies and doesn't do any cross-site tracking so sites using Plausible are clear. Google on the other hand after only few mins of browsing... 👀

"Those rebellious, idealist, early adopters are limited in number, you will extinguish them soon. If you do none of the paid ads, how are you going to scale?"

Ads are like an addiction, not the best way to grow. What we do helps us "scale" organically (word of mouth, search 👇)

"Former NSA chief, the public face of US surveillance during the Snowden leaks, has joined Amazon’s board of directors. Will give Amazon new expertise in defense contracting, an area of particular focus for the company"

Why do the big companies always turn greedy and evil?

theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429635

Just published a list of all the best marketing practices we say "no" to when growing our startup.

Turns out you can grow your project without funding Google and Facebook, and their stranglehold on the web

plausible.io/blog/best-marketi

"You can build a business that’s designed around what you want to build, what you want to see more of in the world, and what’s more likely to get off the ground and persist. And, no matter who you are or how you contribute to the world around you, you’ve got the choice of supporting and amplifying the work of small, independent organizations."

sparktoro.com/blog/weve-gotta-

Sad to hear the news about Mike Sexton. Had a lot of fun hanging out with him and listening to all the great stories. Always kind, helpful and so passionate about sharing poker. RIP Legend!

Got my first salary since I joined @plausible as a co-founder. I can now say that I'm paying my rent with an open source project. Feels good and hopefully we can continue the progress.

plausible.io/blog/open-source-

"We’re very happy with @plausible. They’ve enabled us to get rid of Google Analytics while still keeping tabs on important product-related data. And most importantly, we are able to do so in a way that is much more transparent and trustworthy"

Thank you to the @elementary team for all their support!

blog.elementary.io/leaving-goo

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