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9:51 am on Jun 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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We've had 12 days of the GDPR so I thought I'd see how supposedly important all this stuff is and I'm not even surprised. I have sites that have had 0 PVs whatsoever but most of them are in the 0.1% to 0.3% range which is exactly the same as pre-GDPR.

Has anyone seen any big increases at all?

Any complaints?
10:02 am on June 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I don't really understand what you're asking, but I'll assume...

I use a cookie banner displayed for all visitors on every page until they accept, then it won't display unless they delete that cookie and return again. The cookie duration is 90 days.

My notice includes a link to the Privacy Policy but clicking through to the PP is not required to either close the banner or to continue on to other pages.

However, the Privacy Policy has now become the 5th most viewed page on the site that has over 100 popular landing pages.

Prior to this I didn't keep track of the ratio of PP page loads compared to other pages.
10:14 am on June 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Just to say that the GDPR is to push businesses to adopt healthier, respectful and responsible position toward personal data.
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However, the Privacy Policy has now become the 5th most viewed page on the site that has over 100 popular landing pages.


Yep, that's what I was wondering. I have several thousand landing pages and the Cookie, Legal and Privacy (CLP) pages are at the bottom of every sites' PVs and the CLP pages are available from every page on every site.

Running up to 25th May their views did increase quite a lot however I do know that quite a few sites in my widget industry were copying them for their own use:-)
6:21 pm on June 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The PP climbed up to the 5th place (from obscurity) now getting a couple thousand page loads a day.

Because it's getting so much traffic, I even put ads on it :)
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I even put ads on it :)


Some vague memory from years ago tells me that is not allowed since it's not a content page!

A couple of thousand a day looking at your PP ... Yikes, don't they trust you?
6:41 pm on June 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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You may be thinking of 404 or 403 pages.

My PP certainly is a content page. It's one of the largest content pages on the site. I include much more than privacy issues.

The site is small <300 pages but gets around 70k to 85k page views a day, mostly from 1st time social media traffic, which would account for the high page views on the PP I assume.
6:26 am on June 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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No change from pre to post GDPR.

Approximately 7 page views a day, so one of the least viewed pages on the site.
12:10 pm on June 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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As Google Analytics puts it:
% of Total: 0.01%
Avg. Time on Page: 00:00:49
12:21 pm on June 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If the privacy page gets many hits, make sure people are not accidentally clicking on the link in your privacy notification; it may be too close to other links or buttons.
3:37 am on June 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If the privacy page gets many hits, make sure people are not accidentally clicking on the link in your privacy notification; it may be too close to other links or buttons.
Well "many" is a relevant term. Good tip though... got me to check both desktop & a couple mobile devices again.

Mine are distinct and not too close, however if a visitor does actually click the PP link by mistake, they'll get another try at it :)
 

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