Google Analytics is making some interesting decisions lately:
- Trying to force people to switch to GA4 even when they don't want/like it
- No import of historical stats into GA4
- Doesn't want to fix serious bugs in UA (there's a big issue with realtime reporting that people are complaining about and Google said that they won't fix it)
- No plans to comply with Schrems II / GDPR
Universal Analytics, the current version of Google Analytics, will be sunset and will stop counting stats on July 1st 2023. There’s no way to import your historical UA stats into the new GA4, so we've put a lot of effort into making a GA import tool ourselves.
You can now import your historical Google Analytics (UA) stats into your Plausible dashboard. You can import the stats from your first Google Analytics visitor until your first Plausible Analytics visitor.
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My appearance on TWiT is online:
The Plausible story has now been featured on Bootstrappers.com 🎉
"U.S., EU Reach Preliminary Deal on Data Privacy"
Interesting! Let's see what happens next!
Big news from Google today:
1⃣ Current version of Google Analytics will stop tracking stats on July 1st 2023
2⃣ You'll need to export your data as you’ll lose access to your historical stats
3⃣ There's no way to import your old data into the new GA4
The Ghost team asked me to write an introduction to web analytics for publishers, so here it is.
In my draft, I didn't mention Plausible nor had any screenshots. That's all Ghost 😍
I even spoke to a reporter today who's covering the story. Wants to send a photographer to take some pics but I'm wearing sweatpants, responding to many messages and trying to change diapers on a newborn at the same time too 😂
Interesting news today! Google Analytics is illegal according to the French DPA 👀
I've now updated our post on this situation: https://plausible.io/blog/google-analytics-illegal
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