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How Many People Are on This Site?

I have integrated Plausible Analytics into my site so I can get some insights into whether people read and enjoy my content and how they discover it in the first place.

Plausible is a Google Analytics alternative that I’m working on. Check out more details on our about page.

There are several reasons why I believe site owners should not use Google Analytics. Here’s what makes Plausible a better web analytics tool:

  • It’s lightweight with the script being under 1 KB so you keep getting a fast-loading visitor experience.
  • It’s compliant with all the different privacy regulations and doesn’t use cookies so I don’t need to bother you with the cookie and/or GDPR consent banners.
  • It’s completely disconnected from Surveillance Capitalism, AdTech and Big Tech. None of the data collected about your visit is sold to or shared with any third-parties at all for any purpose whatsoever.
  • It doesn’t collect any personal data about you at all. I don’t know who you are, what you like or what your interests are. I cannot see whether you read my content from different devices and don’t know if you come back to my site on different days as there are no persistent identifiers.
  • It allows me to open up my stats to the public so you can see all the stats that are collected and all the stats that I have access to myself. Check out my live stats dashboard here.

Other /stats pages

Thanks to Gergely Orosz for inspiring me to create this /stats page. Here’s Gergely’s /stats page.

If you do create a /stats page on your site, please do let me know. You can reach me via email (hi@markosaric.com), Twitter or Mastodon.