THANKS READERS & ADVERTISERS – May 2016Â was a record month for traffic on The B-Town Blog – withÂ nearly 103,000Â Unique Visits and almostÂ 300,000 Pageviews!
That’s a year-to-year growth (vs May,Â 2015) of nearlyÂ +27%Â for Unique Visits and overÂ +20%Â for Pageviews, as per Google Analytics:
- Unique Sessions:Â +26.73%Â growth:Â 102,929 (vs 81,218 in May 2015)
- Pageviews:Â +20.38%Â growth:Â 299,237 (vs 248,578 in May 2015)
Our previous record was just over 99,000 Uniques in one month, so this is a nice milestone for us.Â ButÂ we couldn’t do it without you – your community spirit, your involvement onÂ the blog, your sharing on social media, and especially, your continued support of our Advertisers, which fundsÂ our business and keeps the news FREE for you to read.
Overall, our network of six local blogs powered byÂ South King MediaÂ had a total of 143,650Â Unique Sessions for May, 2016,Â along with a whoppingÂ 366,449Â Pageviews.
ONLINE/MOBILE NEWSÂ BEATS PRINT
We believe that our continued, strong traffic growth is due to the fact that most people prefer to get their news online – and quickly – than in print. Personally, we think that by the time something is printed, it’s “old news” and is usually headed towards the recycling bin.
And when was the last time you were able to instantly comment and share your thoughts about a story in a printed newspaper or magazine?
We’ve also converted all of our content to be mobile-friendly, so it loads quickly on all smartphones and devices.
We’re also proud to abide by time-tested journalism ethics. We’re anÂ award-winningÂ member of theÂ Society of Professional Journalists, and we adhere to their proven journalistic standards. We’re also proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in the SPJ’s “General Excellence” category for this year!
And if you haven’t already, please join our 9,929Â friendsÂ and “Like” us on Facebook here:Â https://www.facebook.com/btownblogÂ and follow us on Twitter here:Â https://twitter.com/btownblog
Also, if you haven’t yet subscribed to our 6 p.m. Daily Digest Email Newsletter,Â click here. This FREE email arrives in your inbox at 6 p.m. daily with a recap of that day’s truly local news; on Fridays it includesÂ SoKing News, a weekly News/Podcast that reviews thatÂ week’s top stories.
TRULY EFFECTIVE LOCAL ADVERTISING!
With a focus on excellent Customer Service, innovative, affordable solutions and the most Readers of any local media outlet, your best marketing spend isÂ on The B-Town Blog.
We’ve got the most engaged, interested and active Readership of any local media outlet in the area – compare us to the other local options:
- Direct mail coupon books:Â 30,000 circulation per quarter (4x per year) â€¢ typicalÂ Ad cost:Â $750Â
- Local quarterly “city” magazines:Â 10,000-15,000 circulation per issue? (4x per year) â€¢ lowest Ad cost:Â $400
- Local newspaper*:Â 1,000–5,000/week*? (And mixed in with news from Ballard?!)
- The B-Town Blog: 80-103,000+ Readers per month + 9,929Â onÂ FacebookÂ + 5,387Â onÂ TwitterÂ + 1,313Â Email Newsletter Subscribers – lowest Ad cost: $60/month!
*NOTE: Current, accurate circulation numbers for theÂ local newspaper were unavailable.
We are theÂ onlyÂ daily-updated, totally-independent, truly-local community news/event website in Burien – run by longtime residentsÂ Scott & Theresa Schaefer, who live, work, play and spend locally with their family – that provides a highly-targeted, local, very desirable audience with the most recent independent Local News, Event Listings, Feature Stories, Politics, Videos, Photos, Business News and much more.
Burien’s local news site,Â The B-Town Blog, cites its readership as 65,000* monthly readersâ€”an impressive reach compared with the average print circulation of Seattle’s metropolitan monthlies, which hovers in the ballpark of 53,000.
– Green Rubino Agency
Loving Our Locovores
(*NOTE: In Nov. 2014 our monthly Readership was 65,000/month; it has grown considerably since then!)
And remember – if you’re considering Advertising locally, remember to ask for actual statistics from an independent source (i.e.: Google Analytics), as you deserve transparency and truth (and to Advertise with us, emailÂ Theresa SchaeferÂ atÂ [email protected]Â for our Media Kit and Rate Card).]]>