THANKS Readers and Advertisers for another great period of website traffic!

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We’d like to take a moment to thank all our great Readers and Advertisers for their support, as our traffic statistics for Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015 were amazing!

In our ongoing policy of transparency, here are our traffic stats as per Google Analytics for the time period from Dec. 1, 2014 to Jan. 31, 2015, versus the same two-month period a year ago:

  • Sessions: UP +41.95%!
    185,036 vs 130,350
    Average: 92,518/month
  • Pageviews: UP +161.06%!
    622,572 vs 238,481
    Average: 311,286/month

We believe that our recent growth is due to the fact that most people prefer to get their news online than in print. Personally, we think that by the time something is printed, it’s “old news.”

And when was the last time you were able to comment and share your thoughts about a story in a printed newspaper or magazine?

We’re also proud to abide by time-tested journalism ethics. We’re an award-winning member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and we adhere to their proven standards. We don’t publish rumors or gossip, and we vet all stories before publishing.

Again, THANKS for all your support for making The B-Town Blog the leading news, events, arts, entertainment and more source for the area! And please support our Advertisers – without them, we couldn’t do what we do.

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12 Responses to “THANKS Readers and Advertisers for another great period of website traffic!”
  1. Loren says:

    Thank you for giving us the other side of the bond issue. I have been amazed at all the money being spent by the Yes side, when instead of trying to pull a fast one on us, they could have just told the truth and done the right thing.
    With the Patriots winning the Super Bowl, we know now that cheaters can prosper, but I hope the Bond still fails. There is a better way.
    So thanks Scott, for giving the other side a chance. Very American of you.

  2. Sensible Spending on Our Schools says:

    So that there is no chance of opposing views or opinions, Highline Citizens for Schools has placed an ad on this B-town Blog and the Waterland Blog to once again tell us why we must vote for the Highline School District Construction Bond, Prop 2. They even closed down all commentary so that your opinions cannot be heard.

    If Lois Shipper, President of Highline Citizens for Schools, thinks that muzzling the community once again will stop people from voting NO, she is very wrong. Just like they tried to destroy the political opposition’s signs, and withhold information to a community that can ill afford such an expensive and oppressive Bond, this latest ploy just shows how devious they are.

    Why doesn’t the Highline School District cut the millions spent on huge salaries to the Administrative staff? Because that would ruin their empire. It is the teachers and students that should be getting money, but they are not. The administrative staff IS!

    There are 44 schools in the Highline School District, yet the maintenance staff of 53 was reduced to 28. How can 28 overworked maintenance workers do all of the maintenance for 44 schools? They can’t! Deterioration by design. Then they could run to the voters to ask for more money. Our money has been mismanaged for years and now is the time to vote NO on this very expensive Bond. Give us something that we can afford.

    This 58% increase in our school property taxes is blatant disregard for the low capita income in the Highline School District. Spending $160 million on a high school that could be built for $90 million is a blatant disregard for our hard earned tax dollars. You are asking citizens from Des Moines, SeaTac, parts of Tukwila, Normandy Park, Burien and White Center to pay for a bond that should be less and more conservative in its approach to fixing the problems with our schools. Fix the low grades and the fact that 40% of our students never graduate from high schools.

    Give us a bond that we can afford and show that you have respect for the citizens that you are demanding vote for this excessive, loaded bond that fixes far less than it should. Because you know, this is going to be the first of many more! VOTE REJECT!

    • Please note that we offer the choice to turn off commenting to all our paid Advertisers, not just this one Ad.

      This has nothing to do with “muzzling the community” – it’s simply a business policy for a private, family-run website that is supported fully by Advertising.

      Also note that our full Commenting policy is here:


      • Old local says:

        Wow. That’s a bunch of anger. I didn’t know how to vote but i went to the old fashon paper and saw Seattle Times endorsed the highluine bond two times. I think they know whats going on better than the angry people. So i voted yes.

        • Troll-E says:

          Old Local – Way to follow the flock and not have to make an educated personal decision. I also love to vote the way people tell me to, way less stressful than all the reading and learning. #thelessyouknow

          But Fo-Realz on the anger train. Someone needs a virtual nap!

      • jimmy says:

        Hey Scott your doing a great job congrats on the numbers. Also thank you for trying to explain the rules to the ssos. This ssos group is just filled with hatred and non sense. I just hope more people start to noticed it now .

  3. Burt James says:

    The B-Town blog does a great service for the little local communities in our area – Thanks Scott.
    I think I’ll vote YES because I want the majority to be heard. I think the last bond had a big majority, like over 58 or 59 percent, which would be pretty good in any other election, but still didn’t pass because I guess it takes over 60 percent to pass.
    Too bad that a good discussion on the issues and on topics like the school bond are stifled by the ranters and the trolls and other bullies.

  4. Nicky says:

    Congratulations on the award!

    (How awful that people would hijack this note of recognition with your personal rants about another topic. We’ve read your comments already and you have nothing new to add so shut it!!!!)

  5. Cindy C. says:

    Those are some pretty amazing stats for a website. I would like to get that kind of hit-count on my website! Good job.
    (What’s up with the angry ranters? And what do their posts have to do with this thread?)

  6. Old local says:

    I’m hoping the big run-up in your site traffic isn’t because of mean ranters and posters. I wish we had a place where we could just have some good old fashion discussion without overdosing on nastiness.
    I don’t know how to vote on much stuff so I look a lot at the Seattle Times and they endorsed this bond thing at least twice, so I voted yes. I think the newspaper knows more and is more neutral than the negative people ranting on this post.

  7. Loren says:

    The Seattle Times is a left wing rag that only prints an agenda. They are afraid of the truth.

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