"Chrome for Android may soon send notifications reminding you to use Chrome"

When the 71% total browser market share is not enough and you have to resort to spam and tricks to squeeze a couple percent more...

9to5google.com/2020/08/04/chro

"A site got rid of targeted digital ads—and its revenues went way up"

Ad-funded sites going back to the contextual ads will help solve many of the issues of the current web:

Surveillance capitalism
Slow loading sites
Spam / Low quality / "AI" content

wired.com/story/can-killing-co

"Chat Bubble Blindness. How removing our live chat bubble led to more conversations"

Love this move! A text link is such a nice solution!

Also most people are unaware how much personal data those chat bubbles collect about visitors.

atlistmaps.com/in-good-company

"We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes"

Of course 🤷‍♂️

help.twitter.com/en/informatio

Just saw another post "inspired" by my "Why you should stop using Google Analytics on your website" and it's like written by an AI tool.

It even turned "Friends don’t let friends use Google Analytics" into "If you care about your friends, don't let them use Google Analytics" 🤷‍♂️

I love that you can dig deeper into referral sources with @plausible. With this and the recent addition of visit duration, it's much easier to identify trends and results of the different activities.

This gets us closer to being a valid GA replacement to even more site owners.

"All companies should disclose their algorithms, moderation policies and data flows. Experts can examine the actual code that drives our algorithms. We encourage others to follow suit"

I like this! Google, Facebook... it's your move!

newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/fair

The Hacker News discussion about my "open source funding" article is surprisingly positive! Hope it inspires some more projects to consider open source!

And Plausible might even be able to break traffic records. You can follow live plausible.io/plausible.io?peri

How we've increased @plausible website traffic by 1,800% in the last three and a half months without any paid advertising. And a list of our top referral sources.

My new post on the DEV community

dev.to/markosaric/we-ve-increa

You asked for it so here it is: Realtime view on your Plausible dashboard has just been launched 🎉

Check out what's happening on your site right now. All numbers constantly updated. No reload needed.

Here's the realtime view of our own site plausible.io/plausible.io?peri

Traffic coming in! I hope my green energy server holds this load :)

You can follow the live stats here

plausible.io/markosaric.com

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When your latest blog post does very well and your Monday morning Plausible Analytics report shows lots of green 👀

"The experience of switching away from Google Analytics to Plausible was painless and I’m really happy with how it turned out so far"

freshman.tech/google-analytics

Another site opens the stats! Check out @elementary stats. Extensive use of goal conversions too.

"The fast, open, and privacy-respecting replacement for Windows and macOS" now has fast, open and privacy-respecting public stats too! 👏

plausible.io/elementary.io?per

Nice to see my post featured on Slashdot!

I've been following for years and this is the first time my post is featured 🥰

And they do a better-than-average implementation of the GDPR banner even respecting the user choice 👏 (standards are low 🤷‍♂️)

yro.slashdot.org/story/20/07/0

Traffic still going strong. It's been exciting to read all the feedback and comments about both Plausible Analytics and my GDPR post throughout the day. Thanks for your support!

Now time to take a break for a dinner, drink and movie.

Plausible Analytics has just hit $2,000 MRR from 300 paying subscribers!

Thank you all for your support, trust and for helping spread the word about Plausible Analytics! 👏 🙏 😍

I've now opened my own website stats so they are viewable by anyone. Now I just need to start writing some posts and get some traffic!

plausible.io/markosaric.com

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