Thanks 61,182 Readers For Making The B-Town Blog Burien’s #1 Website

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It’s the start of a new month, which means that, before we dive headfirst into summer, it’s time to take a look back at June 2011, reflect and share our thanks:

Ah, the sweet sweet rain of ‘June Gloom.’

Cold breezes! (especially at the Burien Farmers Market!)

And, according to Google Analytics, 61,182 Unique Visitors and 117,771 Pageviews of The B-Town Blog for the month of June!

That’s a year-to-year growth of +24.33% in Visitors and +37.84% in Pageviews over our May-June 2010 stats!

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We’re proud of our success here at The B-Town Blog, because we’ve worked very hard to continually serve the Community we live, work, shop and spend in by updating our website daily with professionally-produced, award-winning local Journalism.

And recently, we were honored to be named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website‘ in the entire northwest (covering a 5-state area) by the Society of Professional Journalists.

We are Burien’s original “Local Blog,” in business since Dec. 5, 2007, and run by actual, experienced Journalists, award-winning Writers and Professional Photographers.

And we’d like to point a few things out to our Readers, as well as businesses considering Advertising:

  • We are (far as we know) the only local website in the entire country that is absolutely transparent in its website traffic statistics – something you will NOT see on any other competing “local” websites, both new and old (including ones that claim to be “daily” but really aren’t). Click on the Sitemeter or Quantcast graphics below to see our LIVE stats (keep in mind that statistics vary with each independent measuring company, something that’s not in our control, and part of the risk of being transparent):

    Click to learn more about our Pledge to the TAO of Journalism.

  • Transparent” of course means that, at any time, YOU the Reader can click on one of at least three statistics links in the footer of the website (at the bottom of any page), and see what kind of traffic we’re getting right then and there from totally independent, external sources. Ever see any other website do that? Neither have we…
  • We strongly believe there is no more room in the media world for self-produced, fabricated circulation numbers. We’d also like to remind any potential Advertisers out there to shop around and ask for actual, independent proof of website traffic statistics from other sites before buying, because you deserve honesty.
  • Our philosophy for gaining Readers, though simple, is very effective:


ACTIVE FACEBOOK PAGE (nearly 3,000 “Fans”)

TWITTER FEED (over 2,200 Followers)


We are active members of Discover Burien, as well as the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, and you’ll see us at various events, festivals, Farmers Markets, city council meetings and much more.

We’re also proud to say that we’re the only local media outlet that has sponsored Candidate Forums recently, the next of which will be for Burien City Council candidates on Tuesday, July 26 (details here).

We are also members of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association.

Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy-Award winner, is also a member of both the Writers and Directors Guilds of America, from his 23+ year career in television.

Oh, and did we mention that we also produce five other local news blogs, covering White Center, Normandy Park, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines?

If you’d like more information about our very-affordable Advertising solutions, please don’t hesitate to email us (and don’t forget to ask about our effective new Coupons Page!).

Also, if you haven’t already, please join us on our fast-growing social network:

And as always, THANKS to every single one of the 61,182 Readers for your continued support!

PS: Want to join our award-winning team? We’re currently looking for Sales Reps to help market our very-effective, easy-to-sell Advertising solutions to local businesses! Email your resumé to editor(at) for details!

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One Response to “Thanks 61,182 Readers For Making The B-Town Blog Burien’s #1 Website”
  1. Glad to be part of the family!

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