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Testing the @plausible dashboard embed mode on my own blog. Coming to your account soon!


This is how the long journey looks like going from 1 to 648 daily unique visitors from organic Google search

March 8, 2020: 1 visitor
March 8, 2021: 648 visitors

This is getting interesting! Second consecutive quarter of decline for Google Analytics! 🔻👀

Now how do we speed up this trend and make GA collapse? 🤔👂

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

Was supposed to be a relaxing Sunday but I just got this traffic spike alert from Plausible. Seems like our GitHub is trending on Hacker News!

"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! 💪

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 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

We get some interesting approaches these days. Along the lines of "We see business opportunity in privacy analytics space. We've identified Plausible as the best product/brand in the market. Take our money or we'll copy you and crush you with our unlimited resources" 😱

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"

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

My favorite morning routine is to search social media for people complaining about Google Analytics and then reach out to them. Energizing way to start the day! 😀

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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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 🤞

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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)🤞

"Sorry for being one of the bugging VCs!"

VCs are now trying with a different communication approach when reaching out 🤣

As we've reached $10,000 MRR, I've now published some of the lessons learned on this crazy journey

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