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LifeSite traffic skyrockets in 2019, breaks 100 million pageviews for first time

This is a huge milestone in our battle to protect life, family, faith, and culture.
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December 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — LifeSiteNews is proud to announce that we have just surpassed 100 million pageviews for 2019! We have far surpassed our previous annual pageviews record of 65.9 million, set last year, with traffic growth of over 50%.

This is a huge milestone, and a testament to our rapidly increasing ability to get out news on the most important issues facing our culture today.

Because of the support of the LifeSite giving family, we are now averaging 283,000 pageviews each and every dayLast year, we averaged 180,000 pageviews per day.

 

This is no small feat, especially considering that Facebook and Twitter have ramped up their efforts to censor us in the last several years. Just this month, Twitter locked our account for sharing a story about a man who think's he's a woman.

LifeSite’s growth is thanks to one thing: its supporters. 

And now, we have surpassed the 100 million mark! That’s 34.1 million more pageviews than last year. Wow!

Part of the reason we are reaching a larger audience is because people are waking up to the lies of the establishment media. People from across the world want the truth, unvarnished and without bias about the latest pro-life, pro-family stories.

Another reason is because we have branched out into new projects.

LifeSite reporters have ramped up their efforts and have gone on the ground in Rome, Texas, Michigan, Poland and elsewhere. The stunning photographs and videos they capture have helped us reach hundreds of thousands of new viewers on YouTube and Instagram

Our YouTube channel currently has 56,700 subscribers - that's an increase of over 40,000 in the last year. Our Instagram page has 7,000 followers. Be sure to follow us!

This year we also expanded our pro-life and pro-family commentary to three new podcasts: The John-Henry Westen Show, The Jonathon van Maren Show, and Mother Miriam Live.

These shows have garnered millions of listens and thousands of followers, putting our real impact far above the 100 million mark.

  • The John-Henry Westen Show has received more than 1.5 million views on YouTube and Facebook and had nearly 300,000 podcast listens this year.
  • The Jonathon van Maren Show has received nearly 100,000 views on YouTube and Facebook and had more than 550,000 podcast listens this year.
  • Mother Miriam Live has received more than 560,000 views on YouTube and Facebook and had more than 100,000 podcast listens this year.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to receive email updates when each new show is released. Click here for The John-Henry Westen Show, click here for the Jonathon van Maren Show, and click here for Mother Miriam Live.

If you are on social media, be sure to follow LifeSite on Twitter and like us on Facebook

Here are just a few of the most read LifeSite stories from 2019 that put us over 100 million pageviews.

LifeSite also played a key role this year in covering David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, Pope Francis, and President Trump.

From all of us at LifeSiteNews, we want to sincerely thank all of our dedicated supporters for their incredible generosity in helping us reach such an enormous accomplishment. The war against life, family, and faith is raging on around us in our culture and we couldn’t accomplish our mission to restore the culture through news media without them.

If you would like to join the LifeSite giving family to support the growing needs of our mission through making an impactful gift today, click here.  

Help ensure the stories that simply cannot be found anywhere else reach even more people in 2020!

 

With increased censorship from big tech companies and social media giants in addition to the heightened attacks on freedom of the press, we need all of our readers to consider supporting our mission with a donation today. We need your support to sustain this amazing growth in our reach if we are going to really make a difference for truth in 2020! 


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