BringMeTheNews.com has just wrapped up its best single month of web traffic in its seven-year history with over 4.3 million pageviews, served up to an audience of nearly 1.9 million unique users, according to Google Analytics.
Since joining the Go Media family one year ago, the Twin Cities-based news website has solidified its position as the preeminent Minnesota news source for a local millennial audience.
Combined, Go Media has one of the largest social media footprints in the region for a news organization with nearly 200,000 followers, including more than 110,000 on the Go News Facebook page. That’s more Facebook “likes” than Star Tribune (105,000), City Pages (100,000), Pioneer Press (82,000), Minnesota Public Radio (37,000), and MinnPost (22,000).
A closer look at the record-breaking month of August 2016: Over 700 posted stories combined for results the team has never seen before. The team topped its previous best month in the history of the site — 3.25 million in January of 2015 — by over 1 million pageviews.
Among the leading topics of the month: Coverage surrounding the tragic kidnapping of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl, Teddy Bridgewater’s season-ending knee injury, Target’s 10 percent discount, a remembrance of a teen hockey player, and Minnesota schools that ranked in Newsweek’s 500 best colleges. The producers also took over the Minnesota State Fair — covering the personality of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, while incorporating cutting-edge platforms Snapchat and Facebook Live into their daily reports.
On October 1, BringMeTheNews will start a new chapter in its history as Go News, aligning with its parent company and radio properties, Go 95.3 and Go 96.3. The combined brands will continue their evolution with a new website at GoMN.com.
Designed by Twin Cities creative branding agency Fellow, who provided the modern look to both Go 95.3 and Go 96.3, the new GoMN.com is a mobile-friendly web destination with an impressive range of brand partnership opportunities.
This online portal will feature in-depth news, live-streaming audio and video from both radio channels, and a suite of lifestyle content, including video, photography, and an expanded events calendar.
As Go Media heads into 2017, the future looks bright as the hard work behind the scenes in 2016 becomes public. This is a company positioned to inform, engage, and entertain modern Minnesotans like no other in the local market.