Gabrielle Barriere

Urban Milwaukee Readership Is Way Up

A special membership deal to celebrate: we've now hit 700,000 monthly page views!

By - Jun 27th, 2019 03:20 pm


Urban Milwaukee has reached another very exciting milestone this year.

In the past 30 days, we have reached the highest pageview count in our 11 year history: 701,709! That means our various stories, photos, press releases and more have been viewed over 700,000 times in just a month’s span. Back at this time in 2018, our pageviews were at just 481,743, which we were pretty darn proud of, as that was about a 16-fold increase in readership over a six-year period. But compared to that steady upward growth in annual readership, this year has seen a veritable explosion.

Compared to this time last year, our number of pageviews has increased by a whopping 45 percent.

Yes, we’re thrilled. And to thank our loyal and ever-growing throng of readers for their growing support, we want to offer a membership deal that is valid only through Sunday, June 30th. Beginning today and through this weekend, our readers can get $29 off the normal price of an annual Urban Milwaukee membership. That’s right, to celebrate busting 700k pageviews, rather than the usual $99 annual membership fee, you can join for just $70 for the first year. By joining, you’ll help support a local business that celebrates and writes about all things Milwaukee, while earning the chance to get free tickets and other freebies to various offerings.

Use special discount code URBANMKE70 on our easy-to-use sign-up form.

Urban Milwaukee offers a unique membership program unlike any other publication in town. Being a member is like being a city insider; you’ll be the first to get deals on tickets and invitations to cool, members-only events. Last week, for instance, we gave away free tickets to Summerfest, opened registration for a guided tour of Sculpture Milwaukee and announced our upcoming members-only cocktail bash at Great Lakes Distillery. Today through Sunday, you can get access to such deals and freebies for a much cheaper annual membership fee, discounted by $29.

There’s a lot included when you become a member:

  • Free tickets to concerts, festivals, and other events as they become available through our partners
  • Invitations to member-only events and online chats with a chance to meet and converse with Urban Milwaukee staff, including our periodic Beer Bashes that explore new Milwaukee breweries
  • A better, faster photo browser on the website
  • Access to an advertising-free daily or weekly emails
  • A website free of banner ads that provides faster page loads a d a unique, editorial-only experience
  • A chance to provide support that assures Urban Milwaukee can continue focusing on smart, substantive news coverage rather than clickbait
  • A 10 percent discount on all merchandise at Urban Milwaukee: The Store, located at 755 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, WI.
  • Ability to comment on stories

The price of all that is just $9/month or $99/year, but through June 30th, you can claim our Pageview Celebration Special and sign-up for just $70 for the first year. That’s the price of just $0.19 a day, with hundreds of freebies included. Don’t believe us? Take a look at all of our deals in 2018 by following this link. And we’re going even stronger this year! Stay tuned for multiple offers coming this summer to marquee events in town.

Signing up is easy, and you are welcome to cancel at anytime. Use the special code URBANMKE70 beginning today though Sunday, June 30th to get your discounted annual membership.

Our publication continues to grow its editorial coverage, publishing more than 50 stories and 100 press releases per week. And it’s not just our pageviews that have increased. Our readership, which was just under 160,000 monthly readers this time last year, has now grown to about 205,000 monthly readers. But to keep that going, at a time when newsrooms around the country continue to shut they doors, we need your support. Never has it been more important for readers to support the publications you value.

We are committed to building a fiercely independent, powerful publication that champions Milwaukee and smart urban solutions for this city, as well as highlighting the best food and entertainment the area has to offer. If you think that’s important, or if you simply like being a reader in the know, we hope you’ll consider becoming a member.

And once you become a member, don’t forget to check out our Giveaways & Deals page often to stay updated on what we have in stock.

Celebrate our growth with us. Remember, this membership special only lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Sign-up now.

2 thoughts on “Urban Milwaukee Readership Is Way Up”

  1. Dan Wilson says:

    I would like to hear that paid subscriptions are tracking the pageviews. Keep up the good work.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Dan, Yes! Membership is growing like crazy (thanks for being a member!)… We’ll likely have an announcement on that in the not so distant future too 🙂

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