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Every few weeks we publish articles about Fathom Analytics news and features, as well as topics of interest about Laravel, and the changing privacy-focused business landscape. Old-school? Grab the RSS.

Fathom vs the competition

Fathom Analytics is simple to use, and fully respects the privacy of your website visitors. Let’s compare it to the competition.

June 22, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

20 years to overnight success

A detailed look at the work it takes to create a lasting and successful product.

June 18, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

Don’t be the last person to know when your site is offline

Today Fathom is introducing simple website uptime monitoring for all our customers, available on every plan.

June 5, 2020 FeatureRead article →

Custom domains V2 and new embed code options

Custom domains and our tracking code are both now faster, easier and more redundant.

May 8, 2020 FeatureRead article →

Does removing Google Analytics hurt your search engine ranking?

The short answer is no, using Fathom instead of Google Analytics will not hurt your SEO.

May 4, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

What we’ve learned about digital privacy through a 1,500+ person survey

1,515 people participated and shared their fears and behaviours around digital privacy.

April 28, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

I quit my job to work on Fathom Analytics full time

As 2020 came around, it was becoming clear to me that I couldn’t handle my full time job and run Fathom, so I had to leave.

April 27, 2020 NewsRead article →

Bypass ad-blockers with custom domains

Ad-blockers and privacy-focused analytics platforms like ours should be on the same team... unfortunately, that’s not the case.

April 15, 2020 FeatureRead article →

Dear internet: we must ban targeted advertising immediately

The solution to one of our most challenging privacy issues of today could have the simplest answer.

April 8, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

April Fools: Individual Person Tracking

Now Fathom customers don’t have to just rely on our speedy but anonymized and aggregate data for their website.

April 1, 2020 HumourRead article →

Online privacy trends

With the help of a qualitative research company, I ran an online privacy trends survey with 1,500+ respondents.

March 15, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

My favourite digital privacy tools for 2020

The following is a list of tools I’ve used and enjoy using to keep me as private as possible online.

February 17, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

How to talk to your client or boss about a switch to Fathom

We get it, your clients or boss may not have heard of Fathom Analytics yet, since we’re mostly popular in the privacy, blogging and SaaS space.

January 22, 2020 NewsRead article →

Online privacy statistics

Here are some interesting facts and statistics from around the internet about protecting personal data and internet privacy.

January 9, 2020 KnowledgeRead article →

Make your website a black hole to big tech

Google doesn’t need to charge for Google Analytics, they get access to such a vast amount of our personal data. It’s one of the biggest tech monopolies ever.

December 5, 2019 KnowledgeRead article →

We rebuilt Fathom Analytics from the ground up and moved to Laravel Vapor

In this article, we’re going to talk in-depth about our experience with Heroku and why we decided to move to Laravel Vapor.

November 29, 2019 NerdRead article →

Why we changed our pricing to focus on regular-sized businesses

The reasoning behind why we are nott interested in enterprise and are focusing on regular-sized businesses

November 24, 2019 NewsRead article →

Get paid 25% lifetime commissions when you refer customers to Fathom Analytics

Introducing our new privacy-focused affiliate program for our simple analytics software.

November 21, 2019 FeatureRead article →

See your Fathom dashboard inside your WordPress admin

By using Fathom Analytics for WordPress you can view your Fathom dashboard directly within your WordPress admin area

November 16, 2019 FeatureRead article →

Fathom Analytics now supports two-factor authentication (2FA)

In an ideal world, all passwords would be secret and unhackable...

November 13, 2019 FeatureRead article →

From almost shutting down Fathom Analytics to tripling our MRR

It’s hard to imagine that a year ago Fathom almost disappeared forever.

November 4, 2019 NewsRead article →

Fathom loves Statamic

There are no shortage of modern, flat-file CMS’ out there.

July 31, 2019 NewsRead article →

How we built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies

We recently made some changes to make Fathom more private.

July 21, 2019 NerdRead article →

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