My most upvoted comment in the HN thread today. Hope we can do something like this. We'd prefer to spend our time on making Plausible more useful to more sites rather than on the cat and mouse game with browsers and adblockers #weareonthesameside
"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"
"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! 💪
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 😅 #writeblogposts
I was asked to share some insights into the SEO journey of Plausible so here it is:
How we went from under 150 to over 7k+ monthly organic visitors from Google in 11 months
Coming from the WordPress world, it is so cool to be featured on the Tavern! Thank you! 😍
"Taking on the Major Players, Plausible Analytics Offers an Alternative, Privacy-Conscious Stats Service"
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.
Bootstrapping a startup is tough.
I’m down $27k+ in savings since joining Plausible so please make decisions that work best for your financial situation.
My personal goal this year is to pay my bills and recover the lost savings 🤞
When you don't need to "maximize shareholder value", you can make "financially irresponsible" decisions like these just because it feels like the right thing to do.
We're donating 5% of our revenue starting last month. That's $842 in January alone!
We will take some time at some point this year to decide the environmental causes and open source projects we will donate to.
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)🤞
As we've reached $10,000 MRR, I've now published some of the lessons learned on this crazy journey https://plausible.io/blog/growing-saas-mrr
Escaping the adtech machine and making the web a bit more human friendly
Co-Founder Plausible Analytics, simple and privacy focused web analytics
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