The Changelog The Changelog #396

De-Google-ing your website analytics

Plausible creators Uku Täht and Marko Saric join the show to talk about their open source, privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. We talk through the backstory of the project, why it’s open source, the details behind a few viral blog posts Marko shared to bring in a ton of new interest to the project, why privacy matters in web analytics, how they prioritize building new features, the technical details behind their no cookie light-weight JavaScript approach, and their thoughts on a server-side option.


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2020-06-05T03:13:36Z ago

Interesting show, I’ll check out Plausible. I was just on Google Pagespeed Insights the other day wondering why they were dinging me for using THEIR OWN PRODUCTS (analytics and tag manager). But it’s good because I didn’t realize how big those payloads were, got me wondering if there are alternatives, and there are!

Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2020-06-05T13:41:57Z ago

That’s amazing. You know you are BigTech when one of your product teams is calling out your other product teams! 😆

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