Fathom blog RSS News and updates from Fathom Analytics 2021-10-19T15:11:25+00:00 https://usefathom.com/blog/feed en-us https://usefathom.com/blog/feed https://usefathom.com/assets/images/social-share.png Fathom Analytics https://usefathom.com/blog/big-tech-big-problems Is Big Tech actually a big problem? 2021-10-12T00:00:00+00:00 2021-10-12T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Did we all finally learn the truth about these companies, or was it something else that tipped the scales towards concerning once-heroes to be realized as villains? https://usefathom.com/blog/ditched-dynamodb Why we ditched DynamoDB 2021-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 2021-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Jack Ellis https://usefathom.com/ After being very publicly excited about DynamoDB for over a year, we’ve now completely ditched it. https://usefathom.com/blog/faster-analytics Making the world’s fastest analytics even faster 2021-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 2021-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 Jack Ellis https://usefathom.com/ In this blog post, I’m going to tell you how I migrated close to one billion database rows with zero downtime, achieved a ~30% query speed increase, and took Fathom to the next level. https://usefathom.com/blog/bootstrapped-to-venture-capital How Kim Kardashian turned a bootstrapped business into a venture-backed company 2021-08-16T00:00:00+00:00 2021-08-16T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Why Carrd turned away from their bootstrapping roots and raised millions of dollars. https://usefathom.com/blog/new-features New features in Fathom Analytics (video) 2021-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 2021-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Fathom is simple, privacy-focused website analytics (a Google Analytics alternative). Here are a few new features we’ve added recently. https://usefathom.com/blog/protect-ips Fathom retains IP addresses temporarily for security. How do you protect that data? 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Jack Ellis https://usefathom.com/ Here’s a question we recently got from a customer regarding Fathom being a privacy-first company and how that relates to the data we collect for our analytics https://usefathom.com/blog/ban-surveillance-based-ads Let’s make surveillance-based advertising illegal 2021-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 2021-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Fathom and other privacy-focused companies signed the following letter on Wednesday, July 7th, to EU and US regulators to encourage them to take action during legislative sessions and any relevant privacy discussions. https://usefathom.com/blog/new-fathom Something’s new in Fathom… everything! 2021-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 2021-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Check out our new release, full of features and refinements https://usefathom.com/blog/the-markup Privacy Stories: The Markup 2021-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 2021-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ The Markup is proving that a newsroom can be unbiased in its reporting, share how they came to the conclusions they’re making, and build awareness around complicated but essential issues. https://usefathom.com/blog/saas-customer-service Why we prioritize support over sales in our SaaS business 2021-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 2021-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ We put significant effort into customer support: not just answering emails quickly and respectfully, but making sure we understand the problem to either solve it or figure out how we can do better in the future (building more features, better documentation, etc.) https://usefathom.com/blog/google-floc What is Google FLoC, and why it’s bad for your digital privacy 2021-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 2021-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ FLoC is a method to collect, summarize and sell your recent internet browsing activity. https://usefathom.com/blog/sparktoro Privacy Stories: Sparktoro 2021-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 2021-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Sparktoro identifies where an audience spends their time and attention (using public information on social media). https://usefathom.com/blog/worlds-fastest-analytics Building the world’s fastest website analytics 2021-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 2021-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Jack Ellis https://usefathom.com/ For over a year, we’d been struggling to keep up with our analytics data growth. Fathom had been growing at the speed of light, with more and more people ditching Google Analytics, our data ingestion was going through the roof. https://usefathom.com/blog/digital-privacy-online-security What’s the difference between digital privacy and online security? 2021-01-18T00:00:00+00:00 2021-01-18T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Both digital privacy and online security are essential for all of us who use the internet. The only way we can be protected online is to ensure both are fully protected at all times. https://usefathom.com/blog/privacy-matters-2021 Why digital privacy matters even more in 2021 2020-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 2020-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Fathom Analytics cofounder: what we are tracking/collecting and why it’s important (or not important). https://usefathom.com/blog/2020review 2020 Year in Review 2020-12-23T00:00:00+00:00 2020-12-23T00:00:00+00:00 Jack Ellis https://usefathom.com/ Here’s my first ever year in review. It’s a deep dive into how 2020 was for me and it wasn’t easy to write. https://usefathom.com/blog/ddos-attack Someone attacked our company 2020-12-14T00:00:00+00:00 2020-12-14T00:00:00+00:00 Jack Ellis https://usefathom.com/ At the start of November, someone decided that they would try to attack and destroy our company. Here’s how we stopped them. https://usefathom.com/blog/fastmail Privacy Stories: Fastmail 2020-12-08T00:00:00+00:00 2020-12-08T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Fastmail has proven (over the long term), that charging a fair price for software can keep your business running and growing indefinitely. https://usefathom.com/blog/branding Designing a million dollar brand 2020-12-07T00:00:00+00:00 2020-12-07T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ Branding is also not just a logo. Branding is how people connect and feel about a company. Here’s how Fathom Analytics does it. https://usefathom.com/blog/duckduckgo Privacy stories: DuckDuckGo 2020-11-18T00:00:00+00:00 2020-11-18T00:00:00+00:00 Paul Jarvis https://usefathom.com/ DuckDuckGo has been leading the privacy-focused space since 2008 with their search engine.