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Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page reaches 5,000 ‘likes’ milestone

Posted on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 8:01 am by SH (Editor)

The Bradley Stoke Journal has 5,000 fans on Facebook.

The Bradley Stoke Journal’s Facebook page has reached another significant milestone by breaking through the 5,000 ‘likes’ barrier.

The achievement is the latest manifestation of The Journal’s popularity and represents a five-fold increase in ‘fans’ since we launched our monthly print magazine in May 2013.

The Journal’s Twitter feed has also seen an increase in followers, breaching the 2,500 mark around the turn of the year.

Despite the growth of our social media channels, our website remains popular and continues to be the only Bradley Stoke focused site to be listed in the prestigious Google News search listings.

Not to be outdone, our monthly print magazine saw its annual letterbox distribution increase to more than 113,000 copies in 2015, while at the same time recording an 18% increase in the average number of pages printed per issue.

Journal editor Stephen Horton comments:

“Reaching the 5,000 Facebook ‘likes’ milestone is a massive achievement for a hyperlocal news publication that serves a town with a population of just over 20,000.”

“Our Facebook page enables us to keep residents informed of important local news between issues of our print magazine. It also allows readers to easily comment on stories that have appeared in the magazine and to start new discussions by posting their own news items, which appear in the ‘visitor posts’ section.*”

“Readers can also send private messages to our Facebook page and they will usually receive a response within minutes.”

“The Journal is proud to be the town’s only locally-edited community news publication and reaching this latest milestone shows just how much local residents appreciate our multi-channel offering at a time when many other local news publications are in decline.”

• Check out our separate Facebook pages for the Stoke Gifford Journal, Patchway Journal and Filton Journal. The total fan count across all Journal Series Facebook pages currently stands at 6,786.

*Please note that commercial postings are not allowed and all posts are moderated, so may take a while to become publicly viewable. Reader posts that are not relevant to Bradley Stoke or are not considered suitable for our corporate Facebook page will not be approved.

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Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page reaches new milestone with 2,000 likes

Posted on Saturday 16th November 2013 at 10:23 pm by SH (Editor)

2,000 likes on the Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page.

The Bradley Stoke Journal’s Facebook page reached a new milestone this week when it sailed through the 2,000 ‘likes’ mark.

The achievement is the latest recognition of The Journal’s popularity and represents a two-fold increase in ‘fans’ since we launched our monthly print magazine in May.

The Journal’s Twitter feed has also seen a big increase in followers, breaching the 1,300 mark in the past week.

Our website remains ever-popular, consistently recording over 25,000 visits per month. On Google Search, it is ranked above all other Bradley Stoke based media sources for the search term ‘Bradley Stoke’ and regularly occupies all of the the top ten positions in Google News for the same search term.

Our print magazine has also been breaking records, with 9,150 copies delivered to homes in Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke this month, giving it the biggest ‘delivered’ circulation of any hyperlocal print title in the North Fringe of Bristol.

We are putting an increasing amount of “news in brief” items on our Facebook page together with daily reminders about upcoming events in Bradley Stoke. Not a Facebook user? You don’t have to have a Facebook account to view our Facebook page! Bookmark it now and visit us regularly!

If you are a Facebook member, please show your support by ‘liking’ our page. Did you know you can post status messages and photos directly onto our Facebook page? If you have something you feel will be of interest to other fans, why not give it a try? However, please note that commercial postings are not allowed and all posts are moderated, so may take a while to become publicly viewable. User posts that are not relevant to Bradley Stoke or are not considered suitable for our corporate Facebook page will not be approved.

If you run a local business, phone us on 01454 300 400 to find out about our great value advertising rates (print and online). Unlike some other local publications, we don’t insist on a long-term commitment!

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Police warn school of inappropriate activity on Facebook

Posted on Tuesday 13th December 2011 at 5:22 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Community School

Bradley Stoke Community School reports that it has been warned by local police of “inappropriate conversations” on Facebook involving students at the school.

The conversations are said to have involved contact with someone “potentially posing as a 15-year-old girl living in Bath”.

The school says the situation is being followed up and it recommends that parents and carers be vigilant about their children’s activity on Facebook.

Parents are also being encouraged to talk with their children about staying safe online.

Read more: Online Safety – Facebook Guidance

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