"Google says it won’t use technologies that track individuals across multiple websites to sell ads"

*The announcement "doesn’t cover its ad tools and unique identifiers for mobile apps, just for websites"

wsj.com/articles/google-to-sto

"Brave buys a search engine, promises no tracking, no profiling – and may even offer a paid-for, no-ad version"

Brave is making some moves! I like it! 💪

theregister.com/2021/03/03/bra

Today we're starting to send reminders to those who have outgrown their subscription plan to upgrade to a more appropriate tier.

Emails will be sent throughout the month according to the billing cycle. Haven't focused on this until now so let's see how it affects our MRR.

January was our best month by far for organic search traffic but we just beat that in 24 days of February. Thanks Google I guess 😅

I consider what we managed with Plausible a great accomplishment but visiting Indie Hackers brings me back to earth 🤣

After a month of trial, we're now HEY for Work subscribers.

It has solved the main problem we were looking to solve:
deal with customer support without forwarding emails or using chat.

Focus & Reply is my favorite feature. I stack all the emails and reply to them in one go.

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Feels like @plausible growth is accelerating! 🤯

We've regularly shared our MRR numbers but I think after 10k we'll now keep it to more special milestones only.

Seems a bit too much to continue sharing every new 1k...

Main motivation for regularly posting our MRR was to show that you can grow a startup being open source, transparent, privacy-first and by only doing ethical marketing.

I hope we've inspired you to consider a similar path as it can be done! See you at perhaps 20k (hopefully)🤞

Added a bit more ❤️ to our home page to better showcase the progress we've made in terms of popularity and performance.

Perhaps more difficult for copycats to copy something like this?

Also not sure what magic my co-founder is doing to our server but the uptime is amazing and better than 9 months ago despite us counting tons more traffic now! 👏

17 trials from Google yesterday! 🤯

May not seem like a lot but I started working on Plausible on March 16th and remember looking at Google visitor stats: 0 on 15th, 1 on 14th...

My first goal was to consistently get 10+ visitors (not trial signups!) from Google per day.

I reread Rework for the first time in 10 years. It's incredible how many of those lessons I've internalised and follow while working on Plausible.

If you need a book to get into the right mindset when growing a business, Rework by DHH and Jason Fried is the one!

Curious to try something like this for Plausible and see how it goes. Right now we pretty much respond at any waking hour!

Congrats to DuckDuckGo on reaching 100 million daily search queries! 🎉

It's amazing to see a privacy-first Google alternative making such great progress! I personally contribute with a few searches every day 😀

Google algorithm gods now say that Plausible should rank on the first page for the word Plausible alongside the dictionaries

We've got an invite from the good people at Basecamp so trying out HEY for Work for Plausible customer support starting today.

The intention is to become more efficient in our internal communication when dealing with more elaborate enquiries. Plus this kind of stuff.

We made it to 10k with @plausible! Took 15 days to go from 9 to 10k 🤯

All this with a privacy-first, open-source product and ethical marketing

From $415 MRR in April to $9,116 MRR right now!

Let's see where we can take @plausible in the new year!

Nice to be featured in "9 stories about switching to an open source alternative in 2020" by Opensource.com

"Ditch your proprietary software for open source solutions"

opensource.com/article/20/12/o

Nice summary from my co-founder Uku on our "boring" growth strategy for Plausible 👏

This traffic spike notification feature we introduced thanks to the Changelog team works well!

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