Published a new study: 58% of Hacker News, Reddit and tech-savvy audiences block Google Analytics
Ended up being a good day. 48k people read the post and a lot of them clicked around to the different apps and other Linux resources I linked to.
Good way to wake up! My "switched from macOS to Linux" post is trending on Hacker News. Hope it gets some people to consider the switch too.
Live stats are here https://plausible.io/markosaric.com
Impressive work by noyb and Max Schrems! They're making a difference in how those GDPR banners are presented! 👏
"After sending a written warning and a “draft complaint” to more than 500 companies, 42% of all violations were remedied within 30 days"
But what if you're struggling to write?
Write more. Publish more. Don't worry about quality. Don't try to write the greatest post ever. Focus on topics you have a lot to say about. Focus on topics you have a lot of experience with. Read more.
As we're onboarding our first team member, it's a good time to look at how we dealt with customer support for 4k subscribers, 1k monthly trials and a growing open source community before looking for help
How did we get there? All organic, no external help, no link building.
Reached out to a few big sites last year without big results. Focused on content since.
Publishing best posts that we can and luckily many people like/share/link to those posts. Here's what ahrefs says.
I've been doing my best to follow up with people when we release a new feature but it's not easy to keep up the habit. I'm just manually tagging / searching for emails. Any smarter ways to do this?
It was great to speak to Nathan Latka and share the Plausible story! Some interesting questions! There's a video recording as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcLD7GcneQY
"I Spent $5,000 Advertising My Free Book to iOS and Android Engineers"
Very nice and transparent paid ads case study 👏
You cannot predict which post will do well and which won't.
I had doubts about this one. I felt it was too short, didn't have any insights or actionable advice.
In 3 days it got HN front page, 400 shares on Twitter, 1800+ upvotes on Reddit, many links...
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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