Readers that come to your homepage are still way more valuable than those referred through social or search

Pew found that users who arrive at the 26 news sites studied directly spend about three times as long there as opposed to users who arrive via Facebook or a search engine. (By “directly” the study means arriving by typing in the URL or going to a bookmark — or, technically, with arriving without a referer.) Direct visitors also view about five times as many pages per month and visit a news site about three times as often as users coming from Facebook or search.

Readers who still click bookmarks are more loyal customers for news sites than Facebook flybys