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Statistics
Average page views

4,688,625

E-newsletter

  • No

Facebook followers

31,000

Twitter followers

59,000

Instagram followers

8,400

Primary revenue source(s)

  • Local advertising (including web and e-newsletter ads)

Ad products

  • Traditional Web display advertising sold directly by your organization

Paywall

  • No

Distribution

  • Direct to web/mobile

Total personnel/contributor FTE

2.75

Date of most recent publisher update

06/02/2019

West Seattle Blog
West Seattle Blog

West Seattle Blog is operated by Tracy Record and Patrick Sand. Topics: Local news, crime, traffic, events. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus points: Demonstrating that highly local advertising can anchor a modest business model. Sand and Record also publish White Center Now, a community blog.

Who is in charge?

Tracy Record and Patrick Sand

Job title

publishers

City

Seattle

State

Washington

Zip code

98126

Year launched

2005

Tax status

  • LLC

Geographic scope

  • Neighborhood

Population of coverage area

100,000

Scope of coverage

  • General news or a number of topics that are not necessarily closely related to each other

Primary focus

  • Current news and events

Topics of coverage

  • Business in coverage area
  • Crime & justice
  • Events in coverage area
  • Transportation
  • Other

Other content topics

Wildlife

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, infrequently

Site Twitter handle

@westseattleblog

Effective engagement practice

Publishing frequently and encouraging tips, photos, questions, to multiple channels. Our hotline - text or voice - is a popular means of getting incoming info, and we invite people to use it 24/7/365.