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Today marks one year since I published my first blog post for @plausible.

It went to the top of Hacker News, got more than 74k readers to date and changed the traction for us. It's still as relevant today as on the day it was published.

plausible.io/blog/remove-googl

Great thing about bootstrapping and spending less than you make is that there's no reason to panic.

We had a great last month and this month started with a 40% decline in traffic/signups in comparison.

We go on as usual. No need to cut costs, make changes, get aggressive...

It’s a benefit these days for founders to have something they believe in and to be about more than just profit. If you believe in something or have a strong opinion, take a stand and be upfront and honest about it.

inthegood.co/taking-on-google/

"I saw your metrics tweet. Super impressive. You could easily raise a $8-12m series A on super favorable terms right now. Would you potentially be open to that?"

No, thank you.

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March has been crazy for Plausible growth! 🤯

Happy to report that nothing has changed in our approach. Still focused on building a product that solves a problem people have. Still no paid ads, no growth hacks and no tricks.

DeepL is such a great alternative to Google Translate and they just added support for 13 new European languages! 👏

I hope Firefox and Brave work on an official integration with DeepL as there is a real need for this.

deepl.com/translator

Our website stats show what a crazy year it has been!

March 15th 2020: 49 visitors, 0 trial signups, 0 new subscribers
March 15th 2021: 2.8k visitors, 51 trial signups, 26 new subscribers

plausible.io/plausible.io

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Today marks one year since I joined my co-founder Uku to work on @plausible. And what a year it has been! 🥳

Thank you for being a part of this journey! Let's see if we can de-Google a few more sites in year 2 😎

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

👉 markosaric.com/stats/

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"

wsj.com/articles/google-to-sto

"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! 💪

theregister.com/2021/03/03/bra

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

seobuddy.com/blog/my-seo-journ

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