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
If your New Year's Resolution is to de-Google-ify your life a bit, here are some alternatives I use:
Search engine: DuckDuckGo
I've been doing my best to follow up with people when we release a new feature but it's not easy to keep up the habit. I'm just manually tagging / searching for emails. Any smarter ways to do this?
It was great to speak to Nathan Latka and share the Plausible story! Some interesting questions! There's a video recording as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcLD7GcneQY
"I Spent $5,000 Advertising My Free Book to iOS and Android Engineers"
Very nice and transparent paid ads case study 👏
You cannot predict which post will do well and which won't.
I had doubts about this one. I felt it was too short, didn't have any insights or actionable advice.
In 3 days it got HN front page, 400 shares on Twitter, 1800+ upvotes on Reddit, many links...
I believe this is the first time I've ever had a post on the Hacker News front page for the full 24 hours 👀
Google AMP is dead! You no longer need to follow any artificial restrictions set by the adtech giant in order to rank https://plausible.io/blog/google-amp
Unlike Google’s other initiatives such as AMP and FLoC, the idea of page experience and Core Web Vitals is a sensible approach that will make the web a faster, more efficient and more secure place https://plausible.io/blog/page-experience-web-vitals
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
Nice post by Rand Fishkin on the first year of SparkToro. The quote below fits very well for Plausible too.
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 https://plausible.io/blog/growing-saas-mrr
Escaping the adtech machine and making the web a bit more human friendly
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