Brits in Kenya growth highlighted in UK trade press article

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On Friday, the UK journalism trade news website, Press Gazette, published a feature on Brits in Kenya, charting this website’s growth over the last 3 years.

Since being launched in November 2015, traffic to the website has doubled yearly and recently saw a spike in visitors following Google’s decision to add it as a new source for their search engine.

To illustrate this growth, last September Brits in Kenya had 3,193 unique visitors and 4,851 page views, while this September so far has seen the website attract 7,879 unique visitors and 11,732 page views.

This growth has been achieved without any paid advertising and purely through social media and word of mouth.

Speaking about the growth of the website, founder and editor-in-chief Andrew Watt said: “Support for the website has been amazing and there is clearly an appetite for news focused on the sizeable expat communities of the UK and Ireland in Kenya.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has visited the site, clicked on a link, shared a story on social media and told a friend or family member about it,” he added.

While most of the content is still written by the editor himself the number of contributors has increased with articles from the UK High Commissioner, British MPs Kate Hoey and Stephen Kerr as well as various charity organisers and volunteers being published on the website.

If you would like to become involved in the website by submitting an article, you can do so by completing this online form.

“Looking ahead, we would like the website to include more personal news about the expat community, such as celebrating births, marriages, anniversaries, new business ventures or successes and other milestones,” Watt said. “So if you would like to share your news with us, please get in touch.

If you would like to read the Press Gazette article about Brits in Kenya, you can do so by following this link.

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