April Fools on Love Shrewsbury

April Fools on Love Shrewsbury

Each year our April Fools story is one of the most read posts on the Love Shrewsbury site, this year was no different with traffic spiking by 2,700%. It was our third April Fools story so how did it stack up to the previous years? Year Post Traffic Facebook Likes Tweets 2015 Loch Ness Monster…

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Love Shrewsbury Online Submission

Love Shrewsbury Online Submission

Over the past year we’ve been repositioning our Love Shrewsbury website to become a content platform rather than just a classic blog. We’ve had a lot of success in this area forming partnerships with other local blogs and news site. Our platform is powering mobile phone apps such as InfoBeetle providing offers & events data to…

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Love Shrewsbury Website Partners with New Local App

Love Shrewsbury Website Partners with New Local App

The team behind the popular Love Shrewsbury website are pleased to announce today, that they have formed an exciting partnership with Shrewsbury’s latest and unique app – infoBeetle. Launched this summer, infoBeetle’s aim is to provide a definitive guide to Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. The special app lists local events, pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions,…

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Love Shrewsbury Wins Silver at Mayor Awards!

Love Shrewsbury Wins Silver at Mayor Awards!

A website dedicated to Shrewsbury which has gone from strength to strength over the past two years, has won Silver at this years Mayor of Shrewsbury awards in the business category. Love Shrewsbury, the popular local news website operated by Pete White of web-development business The Web Orchard, was presented the award by current Mayor of…

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One Year of Love Shrewsbury

One Year of Love Shrewsbury

One year ago today the Love Shrewsbury website was revealed after months of hard work and development. The aim was simple, to portray all the towns positive offerings, from community stories, business success, local events to towns people who wanted a voice. The companies behind the project met when Michael Tinkler commissioned The Web Orchard…

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Mobile Takes Over

Mobile Takes Over

For the first time, over the past 30 days, on Love Shrewsbury (20th March – 20th April) the number of people visiting the site via a mobile device has overtaken the number of visits from desktop users. Mobile visitors have been slowly creeping up since we launched however only in the past 30 days has…

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April Fools on Love Shrewsbury

April Fools on Love Shrewsbury

When I was writing the April Fools editorial in bed at 8.30 yesterday morning it didn’t cross my mind that it would be the best day ever on the site. We over doubled our previous visits record, 5 times the average good days traffic and even got mentioned on local radio. What was really interesting about…

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Twitter Automation with Drupal Views and IFTTT

Twitter Automation with Drupal Views and IFTTT

Drupal Views is one of the most powerful modules available, paired with the automation service IFTTT you can post to Twitter in some fancy ways. On a basic level on the Love Shrewsbury site we use IFTTT to post the title and link of the RSS feed to Twitter. Drupal views allows you to take…

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Tripling Twitter Visits Through IFTTT

Tripling Twitter Visits Through IFTTT

Over the past week we’ve managed to triple the number of visits to Love Shrewsbury and Love Telford from Twitter. We’ve been using the website ifttt to automate the posting of RSS feed items to Twitter. On a basic level we created a recipe to post the sites news & comments RSS feeds to automatically to…

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