Dear reader, this website does not track you
The cookie warning notice is really annoying, specially when you don’t have other choice than accepting them to read a website. Moreover, if you value privacy what is even more annoying is to be tracked everywhere you go on the Internet.
Why do we care?
Because we value privacy and because there is no point in retargeting here. We don’t sell books, electronics or any other material product. We don’t produce goods for the masses so there is no point in chasing our visitors to remind them of us. We offer tailor-made services. We join forces with our collaborators to help them move forward, typically spending six months or more together. The marketing we like to do is organic. It’s by creating quality content that we want to be remembered and let you know that we are here to help. Crafting articles, giving talks, running workshops, building open source tools…
As we don’t want/need to do retargeting, we don’t want others to do so through our site, this is why we carefully avoid loading files from other servers.
What is the cost?
As far as we know, SEO would be better if we embedded videos from our YouTube channel into our website and perhaps if we added Google Analytics. Again, we value SEO but we prefer to get organic traffic because of the quality of our contents and not because some kind of black magic is operating.
We have been doing this for more than six months and we are not aware of any problems. Google Search Console still works and give us relevant information so as to what articles are hit the most. We could also register stats in our server, without the need for cookies to know better who visit us in terms of device type, operating system, browser, country… but for now we don’t really find any value in this kind of metrics.
Who else is doing something similar?
How can I keep my privacy when browsing the Internet?