The Waterland Blog is the only frequently-updated, totally-independent local website that delivers relevant Local News, Feature Stories, Event Listings, Videos, Photos, Webcams and more for the beautiful community of Des Moines, WA.
Founded in Dec., 2007 by Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy” (PBS/Disney) with over 25 years’ media experience in Seattle and Hollywood, South King Media’s mission is to inform, entertain, educate and promote residents and businesses in South King County, WA, spanning the area between White Center and Des Moines.
With a supporting staff that includes old-school Journalists like Jack Mayne and Ralph Nichols, along with new media enthusiasts and social media mavens, South King Media strives to provide the latest local News, Events, Arts, Entertainment, Business News and more for the communities we live, work, play and spend in.
AND NOW, YOU CAN SHOP LOCAL – ONLINE!
In October, 2012 we launched Shop SoKing, an online store featuring all-local, independent merchants from the south King County area.
Now you can shop local, all while help local businesses from the comfort of your desk, smartphone or tablet!
LOCAL COUPONS TOO!
In July 2012, we launched a new Coupon page, featuring great offers for our Readers for local businesses. This is a great way for Advertisers to market, as it provides local deals to local Readers!
MORE THAN JUST A TYPICAL WEBSITE TILE AD
Advertising on The Waterland Blog is a very effective means of getting your message out to interested local readers.
As a unique bonus to all Advertisers (as mentioned above), we also do a complimentary “Blogvertorial” feature story, with photos on you and your business beginning on the day your Ad starts. These stories run as the main post on the site, and always stay online, and with the creative use of pertinent keywords, will help your business get better search engine results, especially with Google (long story short: Google loves WordPress sites like ours).
And for a small extra fee, your Ad can also appear on one (or all) of our sister sites covering the entire Southwest King County area, including:
- The B-Town (Burien) Blog
- The White Center Blog
- The Tukwila Blog
- The SeaTac Blog
- The Normandy Park Blog
- NEW: SoKing Internet Radio
- NEW: Shop SoKing
CUTTING-EDGE TRANSPARENT TRAFFIC POLICY
Another thing that sets this website apart from other “local blogs” is our Traffic Transparency Policy. We include a link to our traffic stats on the bottom of every page, where YOU can see just how we’re doing based on information from independent statistic websites, live and without any filtering! Check it out right now – here’s a link to our live stats from Sitemeter.
Want to talk about how you can grow your business by doing highly-targeted advertising to a diverse, international and active local demographic?
Please don’t hesitate to send an email directly to us, or call our area office at (206) 248-2565 – we’d love to talk with you, or come meet you in person and show you the options.
Thanks for your consideration, and we look forward to helping increase your business soon!