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"Do you send yourself notifications on new member sign up or payments?"

I've turned email notifications on for every new subscriber so I see it immediately! πŸ™ˆ It's my motivation (and a reminder) to push more and try to help remove Google from more sites!

I wonder what's the click through rate on this book cover? 🀣

"Ad Tech Could Be the Next Internet Bubble. The scariest thing about microtargeted ads is that they just don’t work"

wired.com/story/ad-tech-could-

"Blindsend is an open source tool for private, end-to-end encrypted file exchange between two people"

Looks like an interesting tool considering Firefox shut down "Send" recently. Could replace it for some people.

Demo: blindsend.xyz/
GitHub: github.com/blindnet-io/blindse

"Facebook releases rebuttal of 'The Social Dilemma', calling it sensationalist and claiming that it unfairly targets the platform"

Good advertising for The Social Dilemma! I expect there will be a bunch of new viewers thanks to this πŸ˜€

(PDF) about.fb.com/wp-content/upload

"We believe that every app developer is entitled to fair treatment and that every consumer should have complete control over their own device"

Great app fairness initiative by Basecamp, Spotify, ProtonMail and more! Using Plausible on their site too! 😍

appfairness.org/

What do you do when a company you love and admire signs up and starts using the product you're working on? πŸ€”

I see all the buzz about the and feel for the maintainers of big projects. I guess the below is the type of PR they get.

I'm a newbie to all this and @plausible is still relatively new / small so very exciting to me. Just merged a typo I made! Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

Tech journalism is interesting! For Cloudflare announcement, all stories just repeat the press release. No questions asked, no investigation done, no research into the current market, no comments from Google, no thoughts from GA users whether it could make them switch... πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

fosstodon.org/@plausible/10495

πŸ‘‹ Cloudflare! Thanks for joining the fight against adtech!

Privacy Friendly Club Rule 1: Practice what you preach.

Your landing page for a "privacy-first" product makes calls to Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Optimize, Adroll, Marketo and a few more.

"Just Another Outreach Email Asking For A Backlink. As you've probably guessed, I'm going to ask you for a backlink in this email :) What do you think?"

Upfront, direct and honest outreach approach. Refreshing πŸ˜‚

We just introduced full UTM tags support. This is a key feature for eCommerce and other businesses that want to track their marketing campaigns and understand the dark traffic plausible.io/blog/utm-tracking

"Why don't you leverage Content Marketing?"

In my opinion, content marketing is the best and most sustainable long term growth strategy for a startup. Paid ads stop delivering when you stop paying (and they tend to become less effective over time). Content marketing is opposite.

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

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