Here is why I switched from Google Analytics to Plausible, a capable alternative compatible with my stance on privacy protection.
Here is something that I could have published on my secondary blog (https://numericcitizen.micro.blog) but the importance of the subject is too high not to put it on my main blog. Apple's power and leadership are undeniable. The expression of this leadership takes many forms: design, new standards, market domination, etc. Recently, Apple's power with its... Continue Reading →
June 1st. Time for some statistics. After seven months after the big crash of my visitors' statistics, thanks to Google ranking algorithms changes, I'm still feeling the consequences. The "Big Crash" My posting habits dramatically changed in 2020. This blog is reserved for longer and richer posts only, things like "A Guide for Preparing to... Continue Reading →
Thanks to Google Updates on November 8th The last few weeks of 2019 gives me a sour taste in my mouth. Thanks to Google's update in the first week of November, my blog visitors' statistics have gone down by more than half. I don't know if I will ever recover from this. I spent countless... Continue Reading →
Losing 50% of organic traffic There is something wrong with my blog visitor statistics since November 8. I didn't know what it is until yesterday. I could not recall any change in my writing habits or in any WordPress settings. Google Search console did show a clear drop on that day. Google Search console Twitter... Continue Reading →
Here is an excellent reminder by DuckDuckGo on why we should value (more) our privacy. Tracking people only is much wider than for serving targeted ads. https://vimeo.com/352982792 I'm a proud user of DuckDuckGo for a few months now. It fills 95% of my needs. For the remaining 5%, Ok Google.
The Google Pixel Slate product line is dead. Is Google getting out of the tablet market surprising? What was their share of this market compared to Samsung and others? Probably not very much. The tablet market is mainly owned by Apple from a revenue standpoint. Samsung being behind in a very fragmented market. Market Share... Continue Reading →
This week was the annual Google developers conference: Google I/O 2019. Here are a few quick thoughts and comments about Google's announcements. Lot's of stuff With AI / AR Google AI seems limitless but at the cost of your privacy. Very impressive but let’s be honest here, Google talking about privacy is smoking mirrors. This... Continue Reading →
The Google Graveyard: A list of dead products Google has killed and laid to rest in the Google Cemetery. — Read it here killedbygoogle.com/ So many deaths in Google's land.
Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash My reading this past week-end ”Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us | News | The Guardian”. Some staggering facts. Google also handles billions of searches and YouTube plays daily, and has a billion active Gmail users, meaning it had access to most of the world’s... Continue Reading →