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Burien is being marketed as a ‘Foodie Paradise’ at Sea-Tac Airport

Burien is being marketed as a ‘Foodie Paradise’ at Sea-Tac Airport

If you happen to be traveling through Sea-Tac Airport, and you feel the sudden urge to race to Burien to quench a mysterious hunger, it may be because you saw this new Ad campaign: The Port of Seattle... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – October 2017 Blog traffic stats up +21% / +46% over 2016!

THANKS READERS – October 2017 Blog traffic stats up +21% / +46% over 2016!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog during the month of October, 2017 is up nearly +21% – with impressions up +46% over 2016, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check out the... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media

Seattle Southside Chamber announces new partnership with South King Media

This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is forming a new media and marketing partnership with South King Media, publisher of six award-winning local news websites, including... [Read more]

It’s Great to be 8 – Happy Birthday to Us!

It’s Great to be 8 – Happy Birthday to Us!

by Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor Happy 8th Birthday to Us! Eight years ago, the domain www.b-townblog.com was registered, with the hopes of providing something we thought was missing from... [Read more]

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

The City of Burien is asking residents and business owners to take part in a new survey, as part of its new Burien Branding Initiative. As we previously reported, the city is spending up to $149,300... [Read more]

City of Burien to spend up to $149,300 with ad agency to re-brand city’s image

City of Burien to spend up to $149,300 with ad agency to re-brand city’s image

Some of the various current “brands” for Burien seen around town in 2015. The City of Burien announced Wednesday (Oc. 21) that it has contracted with an ad agency – and may spend up to $149,300... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome BTown Web – national web design masters right here in Burien!

Welcome BTown Web – national web design masters right here in Burien!

Welcome BTown Web: National Web Design Masters located right here in Burien! You may have noticed a bold new sign while cruising around town on SW 153rd Street next to Angelo’s Italian restaurant.... [Read more]

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Seven years ago today – Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact – The B-Town Blog was created, its domain name registered and activated, with hopes of creating an effective online news and events source for the... [Read more]

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

Photo by Michael Brunk. The 4th of July is just over a month away, and our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking Business Sponsors and donations to help raise the $30,000 needed to... [Read more]

POLL: Should White Center Market Itself Using the Phrase ‘Rat City’?

POLL: Should White Center Market Itself Using the Phrase ‘Rat City’?

Our sister site The White Center Blog has been following a lively story recently – the White Center Chamber of Commerce, along with a new business organization (Rat City Business Association) – are... [Read more]

Thanks Readers – Nearly 56,000 Unique Visitors To The Blog In January 2012!

Thanks Readers – Nearly 56,000 Unique Visitors To The Blog In January 2012!

We’d like to take a self-indulgent moment to send a huge shout-out to all our Readers for another great month of traffic – The B-Town Blog had nearly 56,000 Unique Visitors during the month of... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Does Some Serious Re-Branding, Releases New Logo

Highline Public Schools Does Some Serious Re-Branding, Releases New Logo

Highline Public Schools recently re-designed their logo and messaging after holding numerous ‘branding committee’ meetings that began in late 2010 and continued through early 2011. The new... [Read more]

Discover Burien Seeking To Help Two Community Events; Deadline Is Nov. 1st

Discover Burien Seeking To Help Two Community Events; Deadline Is Nov. 1st

The Discover Burien Association (we’re members) is looking for up to two community-based, local Burien events that could use some help in marketing, bookkeeping, insurance or other areas. The deadline... [Read more]

Learn How To Market Your Business Online From Local Experts June 22

Learn How To Market Your Business Online From Local Experts June 22

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is sponsoring a seminar called “Limited Visibility!” on Tuesday, June 22nd that is targeted... [Read more]

THANKS READERS! March Traffic Record: 51K+ Readers & 102K+ Pageviews

THANKS READERS! March Traffic Record: 51K+ Readers & 102K+ Pageviews

March 2010 was a record-setting month for The B-Town Blog, with over 51,000+ Unique Visitors and 102,000+ Page Views, and like we did in 2009 (November, October, September and August, July, etc.), we’d... [Read more]

Alaska Airlines Unveils Apolo Ohno Airplane, Gives Out Faux Facial Hair

Alaska Airlines Unveils Apolo Ohno Airplane, Gives Out Faux Facial Hair

Alaska Airlines and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno unveiled a specially-themed Boeing 737-800 Tuesday (Nov. 17th) at Sea-Tac Airport, painted with a larger-than-life image of the celeb athlete and telling... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – September Breaks Another Record For B-Town Blog Traffic With +35,000 Readers!

THANKS READERS – September Breaks Another Record For B-Town Blog Traffic With +35,000 Readers!

September 2009 was another record-setting traffic month for The B-Town Blog, and like we did in August (as well as July), we’d like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all our beloved B-Town Blog Readers... [Read more]

Shameless Self-Plug: April Was Our Best Month Ever!

Shameless Self-Plug: April Was Our Best Month Ever!

Despite starting off with a somewhat-controversial April Fool’s issue where every story was fake (re-live the silliness here), April 2009 was by far the best month ever for The B-Town Blog, and for that we’d like to say:

THANK YOU READERS!

As you can see in the statistics chart below, our April traffic continued to grow to record numbers, at a steady clip of +24% for Unique Visitors (19,108) and +18% for Pageviews (over 33,000!):

Since January of this year, the number of Unique Visitors for The B-Town Blog is up by nearly +49% and +55% for Pageviews.

And since launching, our daily traffic growth has been an almost-unfathomable +7,249%!

Did we mention how thankful we are?

We credit our recent traffic surge to a few things:

  • Our ridiculous Aprils Fool’s issue became a viral hit, tripling our traffic over two full days.
  • After doing an online survey, we decided to re-focus on frequently-updated Local News and Event Listings, something we strongly believe our local media competition isn’t doing well.
  • Our continued, focused online paid Advertising efforts using Google AdWords.
  • Our ongoing focus on being involved in the community, from being an active member of Discover Burien and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce to holding various fundraisers.
  • Viral marketing efforts using Facebook and Twitter (we have some secrets too that we’re now offering on a Social Media Consultation Service, where we’ll help your business utilize these amazing tools).
  • Our recent :30-second TV spot that aired locally on CNN via Comcast Spotlight.
  • Sponsorship of the Highline Vintage Jazz Festival, which gave us eight radio mentions on KPLU.
  • The hiring of freelance journalists who bring more unique, credible coverage exclusive to The B-Town Blog (you can help us continue this cause by donating to our “Freelance Fund” which goes directly to them).

Like last year, we have a booth at the Burien Farmer’s Market, where we will serve as the one and only “official blog.” Come on by every Thursday between 11am and 3pm – we’ll be on 10th Ave SW between SW 151st and SW 152nd (and at the new location when it moves to Burien Town Square), so come over and say hi!

We’d also like to extend a special shout-out to all our Advertisers, as they are the ones who have taken a chance on our product, and hopefully are seeing rewards.

If you’re a business considering Advertising, email us for our brand new Media Kit, which includes some amazing testimonials from happy Advertisers like the Highline Athletic Club and others.

Again, thanks for being a Reader of The B-Town Blog – keep in mind we’re still in our infancy and there are a lot of great new elements coming soon!

Premiere Of Video Ad For White Center Glass & Upholstery!

Premiere Of Video Ad For White Center Glass & Upholstery!

Here’s the world premiere of a Video Ad for longtime BTB Advertiser White Center Glass & Upholstery, produced by your BTB Video Production Team of Mark Neuman, Bart Bryan and Scott Schaefer:

White Center Glass & Upholstery is located at:

9443 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-762-8088 main
206-762-6794 fax
www.whitecenterglass.com

[Are you a Business looking to make a major impact on the internet? Video is one of the most effective ways to market, and our experienced production team can produce one for you and post it here, as well as market it with YouTube, Facebook and Twitter! For more information, email us, call (206) 248-2565!]

REMINDER: Highline Athletic Club Promo & Testimonial

REMINDER: Highline Athletic Club Promo & Testimonial

by Scott Schaefer
Publisher/Editor

Here at The B-Town Blog, we’re very proud and thankful for our 35+ Advertisers.

We’re also proud of how hard we work for them – from our unique, Google-icious, keyword-rich, highly-effective “Blogvertorial” feature stories on the first day an Ad runs, to listing events in our Weekly Newsletter (the only one of its kind in the area – sign up here, it’s 100% spam free!) to posting news blurbs, consulting on internet social marketing and more, we bend over backwards for Burien-area businesses that we do business with.

With that in mind, we humbly ask for your time to showcase a recent Testimonial we received from Dona Forrester, General Manager of Highline Athletic Club, which just happens to be holding a major “No Enrollment” promotion Saturday morning, April 18th, from 7:30am to 10:40am (all enrollment fees are waived – more info here):

We became a customer of The B-Town Blog in January 2009 after I had the opportunity to meet Scott and get reacquainted with Janet at a Discover Burien Business after Hours event.

We were looking for a new means of advertising to reach the masses of people who primarily use the internet for their information and news vs. newspapers and phone books.

I was impressed with how active they are in the community promoting the B-Town Blog.

We ran our first ad in January and had a great feature article written and published the day that our ad came out. In January, we had our 2nd best new member enrollment in our 21-year history of Highline Athletic Club.

The B-Town Blog was the only advertising that we did in January that was different from our regular marketing plan.

I like the community feel of the B-Town Blog and am impressed with the number of hits that their site gets per day – how many places can you advertise and be exposed to an average hit of 400-500 hits per day.

We have decided to continue our advertising with the B-Town Blog and I encourage other local businesses to consider giving it a try.

Dona Forrester, General Manager
Highline Athletic Club

As always, we also thank our Readers for their loyalty, and we welcome all our new Readers who are responding to our :30-second Ad that’s running on CNN.

Please subscribe to our Free RSS Feed, or sign up for our Weekly Event Newsletter, and thanks for your support!

If you’re thinking about jumping on The B-Town BlogOLution and Advertising with us, please read this page (chock full of info and other testimonials) then call us during business hours at (206) 248-2565 or email us!

Consider us your Burien Business Evangelists, and we look forward helping you during these tough times.

VIDEO: Premiere Of Our First :30 TV Spot, To Run On CNN!

VIDEO: Premiere Of Our First :30 TV Spot, To Run On CNN!

Here’s the world premiere of The B-Town Blog’s first-ever :30-second TV spot (produced by Publisher Scott Schaefer), which will air locally on CNN beginning Monday, April 6th in the “Burien Zone” through Comcast Spotlight.

Look for this introductory spot to run 300 times(!) on CNN over the next two weeks, hopefully so much that it’ll drive you absolutely crazy and create an earworm of my lame voice and music track, with the only solution being that you’ll have to come to The B-Town Blog everyday for your antidote injection of Local News, Events and more.

Welcome Back Advertiser CMTIWest Promotional Agency!

Welcome Back Advertiser CMTIWest Promotional Agency!

We’d like to extend a very special, customized “welcome back” handshake to renewing Advertiser CMTIWest Promotional Agency, headed by Lee Kaplanian. Lee tells us they’re having... [Read more]

“Burien, The Place To Be” Video Released By City

“Burien, The Place To Be” Video Released By City

The City of Burien recently re-launced their website, which we reviewed Sunday, and now they’ve released a brand spankin’ new “image” video called “Burien, The Place To Be”... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Snappyduds!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Snappyduds!

We at the B-Town Blog are proud to welcome our latest Advertiser (our 25th to be exact): Snappyduds Custom Embroidery & Screenprint! Snappyduds is now the “Official Clothier” for the B-Town... [Read more]