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Discussion on: Making a fast website is SUPER EASY 😏

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RadekHavelka

Well if you care about gdpr, stay away from google. Any tools, tag manager, analytics, i mean all of them. Also, consider what you want to achieve, what resources you have and if having 100 score is actually that important, because it is only one metric of one tool / company. And that company does whatever they want to us, as the is hardly any competition. And that is evil. Dont subdue to evil. Do your sites nice, with resources and ofc users in mind, but dont be scared if you only have 99 ... world will not collapse ... and if you use EvilCorp, be sure that THEIR scripts are those who break almost all the rules, recommendations and best practices. They are hardly in position to dictate us how we shall do our sites :)

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Kasper Andreassen Author

Haha, getting some Mr. Robot vibes here 😄

But yes, luckily there are now many great alternatives to Google's products nowadays.

Google has always been "do as we say, not as we do" when it comes to performance 😉

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RadekHavelka • Edited on

Hehe, no, I am not that paranoid, but the truth is there are many lawsuits against google tools across Europe nowadays, and there is no "we do not store any cookies" google product :) People need to be aware of that, maybe even Analytics will be soon "illegal" from GDPR point of view. Not speaking about Chrome browser itself ...

and nicely said about the performance, exactly my point :) I got hit by "CLStoo big" issue recently, guess what caused it ... Adsense :) Seeing "do not use document.write" in Lighthouse makes me smile, as the only scripts not following this rule are ... Adsense :) Optimise your javascript, compress it, compress images ... basically ANY google javascript is not 100% compliant with this. Used google translator on our pages. Oh boy, what a nightmare :)

but the biggest issue I have is with constant changing of the rules. Its easy if you have your private blog with few text there, not so easy if you run website with 24yrs of history, thousands of articles, images, users that are used to use it in some way. And now someone somewhere starts to tell us how we shall (re)do it, just because ... Use amp. Dont use amp. Do this. Dont do this. Every month, every year new rule. I understand those can be applied to some ecommerce sites, but internet isnt only about ads and ecommerce. Google stole the internet from us, and that piss me off really badly TBH.

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Kasper Andreassen Author

Fun update, @palalet. Google Analytics just became illegal to use "out of the box" in Denmark: computing.co.uk/news/4056735/denma...

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Corentin Bettiol

(I agree, Google is bad)

So here's some others tools that can generate numbers from random bytes you throw on the internet (aka a website):