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Content Repurposing Strategy With Analytics & Social Listening

Wondering how to repurpose content the RIGHT way? Analytics and social listening must spearhead your content repurposing workflow. Here's how.

2024-4-13
MarketingContent

Marketing Tech Stack Essentials | Expert Tool Recommendations

What are marketing tech stacks? And how do you choose from the array of tools? Experts reveal the best marketing tech tools (free & paid!)

2024-4-12
MarTechTools

Can You Get Analytics On Instagram? | Views, Ads & Tracking

Learn about Instagram analytics. Discover if your Instagram account has analytics access and find the most accurate tracking methods for views, ads & more.

2024-3-20
MarketingInstagram

How Does Facebook Analytics Work? | Reports & Tracking

Learn how to get Facebook page analytics for your business. Pull analytics reports and discover the most accurate way to track your data.

2024-3-15
MarketingFacebook

LinkedIn Analytics Explained: What It Is & How To Use It

Understand analytics on LinkedIn, including how to read and download LinkedIn reports. Plus, discover more accurate LinkedIn analytics alternatives.

2024-3-11
MarketingLinkedIn

How To Get Analytics On TikTok | Views, Reach & Accuracy

Master content marketing by learning how to get analytics on TikTok. Learn where to find TikTok analytics, understand the data and enhance accuracy.

2024-3-10
MarketingTikTok

Accelerating Success: How Indie Makers Can Outpace Corporations

Discover the speed advantage Indie Makers have over large corporations, leveraging agility to overcome technical challenges and achieve market fit. Learn how Wide Angle Analytics and LaunchFast streamline web app development.

2024-2-25
Indie MakersBootstrapping

Can I Use AI to Generate Privacy Policies or Terms and Conditions?

Discover how AI, including ChatGPT, assists in drafting legal documents like privacy policies, and the crucial role of legal expertise for compliance.

2024-2-25
LegalAI

Explain Like I am 5 (ELI5): Tracking Parameters

Discover how UTM parameters can transform your digital marketing by tracking campaign success. Learn about tracking parameters, the UTM prefix origin, and real-life applications in a simplified guide. Perfect for marketers and website owners looking to improve online strategies.

2024-2-24
MarketingTracking

Best Web Analytics in 2024

Discover the best web analytics tools of 2024. Compare Matomo, Plausible, Wide Angle Analytics, and Google Analytics for your business needs. Get expert insights and tips for choosing the right analytics solution.

2023-12-29
Web Analytics2024

Is Google Analytics GDPR compliant?

Is Google Analytics GDPR Compliant? Can you safely use it on your website?

2023-11-29
Google AnalyticsGDPR

Is Recognising Do Not Track (DNT) Signals Required Under the GDPR?

It's Time Take Do-Not-Track Seriously. Explore the impact of Do Not Track (DNT) in GDPR compliance and privacy rights highlighted by LinkedIn's Berlin court case

2023-11-10
Do-Not-TrackGDPR

Google Analytics Not Showing Data? Here’s How To Fix It

Learn why your Google Analytics isn't showing data. Our expert guide walks you through GA4 troubleshooting steps to regain accurate insights.

2023-10-16
Google AnalyticsMarketing

Big Tech’s Tracking Tools: Google Analytics and the Meta Pixel

Google Analytics and the Meta Pixel help track and target individuals, but these products also snoop on millions of people every day.

2023-10-16
GoogleMeta PixelGDPR

How (and Whether) GDPR Enforcement Works

Is GDPR enforcement working? This article explores the GDPR’s enforcement mechanisms and considers the differing approaches of regulators across Europe.

2023-9-30
gdprenforcement

Setting up event tracking for button clicks and other actions

Effective event tracking can give you valuable data about user interaction and does not have to be difficult.

2023-9-19
TrackingMarketing

How to start a GDPR Compliant Newsletters

Newsletters are fun to write, easy to manage, and can help you speak directly to your customers. But is your newsletter GDPR compliant?

2023-9-16
EmailNewsletter

Attribution Tracking: What’s The Best Attribution Model?

Read the definitive guide to attribution tracking in 2023. Learn and compare the best attribution models for precise measurement in a privacy-first world.

2023-9-13
AttributionMarketing

The Tide Is Turning: 3 Reasons to Start Taking Privacy Seriously

EU, US, China, India, Japan, Brazil and rest of the world is changing privacy laws. Does taking privacy seriously make good business sense?

2023-8-26
Privacy

The Scaling Solopreneur – Work Smarter, Not Harder

How to become a successful solopreneur? Use familiar tech, avoid FUD, work smart, not hard.

2023-8-21
BusinessEntrepreneur

GDPR: How and When to Use Data Transfer Derogations

The GDPR provides strict rules dictating how and when personal data can be transferred to a person in a country outside of Europe

2023-8-8
GDPRData Transfer

GA4 Teething Issues: Experts Reveal The 5 Biggest GA4 Limits

What are the disadvantages of Google Analytics 4? We asked experts to reveal the biggest GA4 limits. Read GA4 tips to help troubleshoot issues.

2023-8-7
GA4Analytics

Is Google Analytics Now Legal in the EU? Not Necessarily…

EEA companies can transfer data to companies under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. Is Google Analytics legal then?

2023-8-2
Google AnalyticsGDPR

5 Co-Branding Partnership Takeaways From The Barbie Movie

Barbie has been a spectacle of marketing excellence. Here are 5 lessons on making co-branding partnerships successful.

2023-7-31
BrandingMarketing

Frequently Asked Questions about the New EU-US Data Privacy Framework

Can European organisations trust the EU-US Data Privacy Framework? Is it wise to rely on EU-US DPF in the long term?

2023-7-21
EU-US DPFGDPR

First-click attribution: How it works and when to use it

Learn what is first-click attribution, when to use it, and how it compares to other attribution models

2023-7-16
analyticsattribution

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and the GDPR

Is your global Content Delivery Network GDPR Compliant? The answer might be more complicated than you think!

2023-7-16
GDPRCDNCloudflare

The EU’s AI Act: An Overview of Three Versions of the Law

The EU AI Act will bring about a new era of AI regulation impacting organisations in Europe and beyond. But what does this mean?

2023-6-27
AIGDPREuropean union

Data Protection By Design and By Default: How It Works In Practice

Many GDPR fines arise from organizations failing to implement Data Protection By Design and By Default correctly. Using Microsoft 365? You might have failed!

2023-6-8
GDPRDPbDD

Why is my Google Ranking Low?

There are many factors that affect website and content search ranking. But getting flagged as spam, quick way to tank it.

2023-6-1
Google RankingSEO

Can I remove Google Analytics without affecting Google Search ranking?

Can you safely remove Google Analytics? Recent GDPR ruling indicate it might illegal under GDPR in your country. But will this affect your ranking?

2023-5-28
Google RankingSEO

Will the EU Digital Markets Act Rein In the Internet’s ‘Gatekeepers’?

The Digital Markets Act aims to create fairer market conditions and increased consumer choice. But will it have a positive effect?

2023-5-22
DMAEuropean Union

Three Lessons on Subject Access Requests From the CJEU in 2023

The right of access existed decades before the GDPR, but the CJEU is still answering questions about how it works.

2023-5-16
Right of AccessGDPR

How Will EU’s Digital Services Act Impact Users

Is Digital Services Act only about Google and Meta? How does it impact you, the Internet user? Is it any good?

2023-5-8
privacyEuropean Union

How to get verified email address and improve deliverability?

You can improve your email deliverability and boost your brand recognition, right? With BIMI, you can!

2023-5-3
emailmarketing

How to Record Consent Under GDPR

You must be able to demonstrate that you’ve obtained their consent. Learn how to do it in a compliant way.

2023-5-1
gdprconsent

Dark Patterns: 10 Examples of Manipulative Consent Requests

While not always illegal, "Dark patterns" are deceptive user interfaces that trick people into acting against their best interests.

2023-4-19
gdprconsent

What Is Consent Under the GDPR?

Do you need to ask for consent? Should you? The subject of collecting consent under GDPR is not trivial. We can help.

2023-4-17
gdprconsent

Is Google reCAPTCHA GDPR Compliant?

The French data protection authority, CNIL, sanctioned a company for using Google reCAPTCHA. Does it mean that reCAPTCHA is illegal?

2023-4-4
reCAPTCHAGoogleCNIL

I tricked Bing Chat to say Microsoft 365 is not GDPR compliant

We asked Bing Chat if Microsoft 365 is GDPR-compliant. We were surprised by the conclusion and AI summary.

2023-3-30
bing chatChatGPTAIGDPR

TikTok, Privacy, and Chinese Government Surveillance: What We Know

TikTok is not unique in collecting data about its users. But the app does raise particular concerns, including TikTok's Chinese origin.

2023-3-29
TikToksurveillance

How Perfectionism Nearly Killed My Business

Story about how misguided engineering perfectionism seriously handicapped our Search Engine presence and made us invisible online.

2023-3-26
seoengineering

What is Legitimate Interests Under the GDPR

Legitimate interests might be the GDPR’s most poorly understood concept. Let's try to clarify with some concrete examples.

2023-3-22
gdprexplainer

What data can't be sent to Google Analytics?

Google Analytics limits its service to a certain subset of data. You need to be aware of what you can and cannot push to your analytics platform.

2023-3-19
google analyticstermsgdpr

Meta Pixel and Facebook Login: Are They Illegal in the EU?

Using Meta Pixel or Facebook Login is most likely still illegal under the GDPR and exposes you, not Meta, to a fine and legal risk.

2023-3-17
facebookmetagdpr

Cerebral ‘Privacy Breach’ as the FTC Cracks Down on Data Sharing

After GoodRX and BetterHelp, this time telehealth firm Cerebral admits ‘Privacy Breach’ as the FTC cracks down on data sharing

2023-3-15
breachhipaaftc

Email Marketing in the US: How to Comply With the Law

Compared to the EU, running an email campaign in the US poses fewer legal challenges. Still, you should be aware of a few rules.

2023-3-13
emailspamconsent

Email Marketing in Europe: How to Comply With the Law

Good email marketing campaign can greatly benefit your company and your customers but when is sending email legal? Do you prior need a consent?

2023-3-7
emailspamconsent

Which reports indicate how traffic arrived at a website?

How did the visitor find your website? Was it via an Ad? Or was it an organically shared link? Learn how to identify the source of the traffic.

2023-3-3
sourceslinksreferrals

Is Google Analytics Illegal Under the GDPR? What You Need to Know

DPAs across Europe express their dissatisfaction with Google Analytics and its insufficient privacy controls.

2023-2-24
google analyticsgdpr

How to make SEO friendly blog with Nuxt and Vue.js

Rolling your own, fast, SEO-friendly blog never's been easier. See how you can build an SEO enabled blog, with Nuxt, is just a few steps.

2023-2-22
vuejsnuxtseo

Is it plausible that privacy web analytics can be reliable?

Even without cookies, privacy-friendly web analytics deliver valuable information that help you win customers.

2023-2-17
privacywebsite

Standard Contractual Clauses: The Definitive Guide

Can you rely on SCCs for international data transfer? What's impact of Schrems II on SCCs? Can You use SCC to secure data transfer to AWS?

2023-2-14
sccgdpraws

What Is the Purpose of a Privacy Impact Assessment?

A privacy impact assessment mitigates the risks of using personal data. It is vital for businesses to reduce risk.

2023-2-3
privacycomplianceexplainer

How to Avoid Getting Hacked and Leak Credentials?

How a developer or a software organization can significantly decrease risk of security breach? These organizational and technical measures will save you.

2023-1-30
securitygdpr

Fathom That You Need Private Web Analytics

The sooner you realize you need GDPR-compliant web analytics, the better for your business. Avoid fines. Unlock true insight with Wide Angle Analytics.

2023-1-4
google analyticsprivacy

How to set up secure, private Windows developer Workstation?

Windows can be a secure and efficient developer workstation. Windows machine can be used as your daily driver without making concessions.

2023-1-2
development

Can you go to jail for a GDPR violation?

You can get fined for breaking GDPR. But do you know if you can also go to jail? Spoiler: yes, you can! In Denmark, using Google could put you behind bars.

2022-12-23
gpdrgoogle

Best Google Analytics Alternatives in the year 2023

The landscape of web analytics solutions, especially those aimed at replacing Google Analytics, is very large. Here we have a list of top options to consider.

2022-12-13
Web Analytics

What are URL parameters?

URL parameters are either required or optional instructions that are passed to a website or a web server. Learn how to use them to your advantage.

2022-12-10
trackingcampaign

Managing Destructive Releases in Big Data Projects

A destructive release is one that comes with a permanent, non-reversible consequences. Do you have the right tools and processes to manage such releases safely?

2022-12-1
softwareretention

Autumn Product Update - Best Web Analytics in 2022

In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn is coming to an end. It is the perfect time to look back and summarize recent product changes and updates.

2022-11-28
productsummary

Monitoring Ad Campaign with CTR and First-Click Attribution

First-click attribution is simple yet powerful attribution approach. Combined with clickthru tracking, it clearly shows which marketing effort works.

2022-11-15
campaignattribution

Is Cloudflare Web Analytics more GDPR-compliant than Google Analytics?

Is being privacy-friendly enough to fend off legal jeopardy and crippling fines? Spoiler: it is not.

2022-11-3
privacygdpr

Mass Surveillance Powered AI and its Impact on Society

There exists an Inverse Relationship Between Surveillance Enabled AI and the freedoms we all enjoy. Change my mind!

2022-11-1
aiprivacy

How to pick Ads and attract advertisers to your website

Good content deserves a reward. You can erect a paywall or place ads on your website. If you opt for later, keep it safe for your visitors and reputation.

2022-10-26
adsprivacy

What will happen if visitor clears the analytics cookies?

What will impact web analytics and digital advertising when a user deletes cookies from their browser. Is this even a genuine concern?

2022-10-8
cookieswebanalytics

Cookieless Analytics Can Be Reliable

Cookieless website tracking is possible and very reliable. When implemented correctly, it can be used without Cookie Banner, which makes it very reliable.

2022-10-2
cookiesprivacy

Why you should choose Wide Angle Analytics over Google Analytics

Is Google Analytics unlawful? Do you need to shop around for an alternative? Why would you choose Wide Angle Analytics in the first place?

2022-9-27
google analyticscompliance

Rise of Bossware; The End of Privacy?

Diving head-on into the rabbit-hole of Bossware,and remote workplace surveillance. Is a surveillance society in our future?

2022-9-27
privacybossware

Danish DPA Ruled that Google Analytics is Illegal

Google Analytics usage is deemed illegal in Denmark. To use Universal Analytics lawfully you need additional safeguards.

2022-9-22
gdprprivacygooglecookies

Privacy and Security Concerns Push Many to Switch to Linux

Is Linux ready for the desktop? Follow Sal's journey as he finds his favourite distribution and makes a switch from ad-ridden and eavesdropping Windows.

2022-8-26
privacytechnology

Can you run online business without US-cloud?

Removing US-cloud and US-based vendors from the SaaS stack is possible, albeit quite difficult. But we did it and you can too!

2022-8-24
technologycompliancegdpr

How do you track web traffic source?

Modern browsers implement a reasonable referrer policy. This impacts how you can track the source of web traffic. This is how you do it effectively.

2022-8-6
analyticstracking

Web Analytics Terms and What they Mean

Page views, unique visits, bounce rate, etc. Even the basic terms can confuse. So let's demystify these terms before mastering the web analytics process.

2022-7-29
analyticsmarketing

My Journey in Social Media Marketing

Follow me on a journey to find the right social media platform to promote my services. With so many choices, the decision is not always straightforward.

2022-7-22
marketingsocialmedia

You Shall Not Pass - the Rise of Compliance Gatekeepers

Opinion: privacy and compliance data brokers have many questions to answer. Rather than being a beckon of transparency, they distort reality.

2022-7-21
privacytechnologybusiness

GDPR Guide for Software Engineers and Engineering Organizations

Creating software and SaaS that is GDPR compliant is a long and challenging process. This guide by the privacy enforcement authority will help you get started.

2022-6-29
compliancegdprtechnology

Being an "Ethical Marketer" in a post GDPR world

Ethical marketing is based on social ethics and values rather than solely on legally sound advertising techniques and maximum profit.

2022-6-6
marketinggdprtracking

Should you use Google Analytics 4 when Universal Analytics shuts down?

Google Analytics is coming to an end. Is GA4 its natural successor? Time to review other, more responsible options.

2022-5-23
googlecomplianceanalyticsgdpr

What is GDPR and why does it matter to online privacy?

GDPR is one of the stringiest privacy and security laws in the world. Pay attention. Failure to do will yield a hefty fine.

2022-5-14
gdprcomplianceprivacy

What Can You Do To Fend off Misguided Web Standards?

Google is working towards removing predatory third-party cookies. With our cookieless web analytics, you can respectfully gather insight about your traffic.

2022-5-13
gdprprivacygooglecookies

GDPR Compliant Apache Kafka Deployment

Wide Angle Analytics uses Apache Kafka persistence, reliability and scalability features while maintaining GDPR compliant retention rules. See how we do it.

2022-5-6
gdprtechnologyretention

When Freedom Means Choice

Twitter going private into the hands of one polarising individual highlights the importance of choice. Social network or web analytics, you deserve a choice.

2022-4-28
privacyadssocialmedia

Effective and Compliant Google Analytics Alternative

A privacy-first Google Analytics alternative with full GDPR compliance exists. We built it for you. Deploy Wide Angle Analytics with peace of mind!

2022-4-5
privacyanalyticsgdpr

The Importance Of A Data Protection Officer

So you need a Data Protection Officer to satisfy GDPR. Or maybe there are commercial benefits to hiring one. Who is DPO? How to find the right person?

2022-3-29
gdprcompliance

Is High Bounce Rate A Problem?

A high bounce rate can be a problem if your visitors leave in a hurry. But what if the level is expected for your type of content and target audience?

2022-2-18
adsmarketing

Marketing Attribution: How To Measure The Effect Of Marketing On Sales

Spending money on online ads is easy. But which are actually worth it? That's where various attribution models matter.

2022-2-14
marketingads

Comply with GDPR or pay hefty fine

GDPR applies to all, small and big enterprises. It is time to stop looking for excuses and get compliant.

2022-2-5
gdpr

Data Compliance for a Peace of Mind

Data Compliance is a strategy to protect privacy and self-determination. Adherence to compliance rules guards businesses against fines and loss of customers.

2022-2-2
privacygdprcompliance