I have three websites hosted at GoDaddy and recently I noticed a marked slowdown when loading all three of them, so I ran some speed tests through GTmetrix and Google Page Speed Insights. Both came back with slower than expected results which was particularly surprising for my new website which has only one small image to load, with the rest of the pages being nothing more than text.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution which is to log in to your GoDaddy account>My Products>Hosting>the website you want to exclude>click three dots>click Help Us>Opt Out.
GoDaddy Backtracks With A Statement
Since this sly invasion was discovered, many sites have written about this potentially site-breaking invasion which has forced GoDaddy to backtrack and issue a statement.
We only collect performance data, nothing more. We don’t collect personal information. The data we collect is used to monitor our internal systems, optimize DNS resolution, improve network routing and server configurations, and help us improve the performance of our customers’ websites.
I’ve also made some other changes to speed up the loading times, but I’ll highlight those in another piece very shortly.
I’m tired of websites telling me what data they don’t collect – (personally identifiable data) – instead of what data they actually do collect (unique identifiable data).
There’s a dam good reason that the term ‘fingerprinting’ is used when referring to data collection.
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