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 +292.54%
    41,813 vs 10,652 Average: 20,907/month
  • Pageviews: UP +232.79%
    59,270 vs 17,810 Average: 29,635/month
We believe that our recent fast 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 active 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 Waterland Blog your leading news, events, arts, entertainment and more source for Des Moines, WA! And please support our Advertisers – without them, we couldn’t do what we do. And if you haven’t already, be sure to “Like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waterlandblog and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/waterlandblog Also, consider using some of our exclusive Coupons (click images to print coupons): 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, email Theresa Schaefer at [email protected] for a Media Kit).
COMING SOON: Original ‘Hyperlocal’ Newscasts/Podcasts (more details here) – stay tuned!