FRAMINGHAM – One year ago today, April 13, Framingham Source began publishing news focused on Framingham.
Framingham SOURCE is an independent, community-based online news site, publishing 365-day a year, 24-hour a day news.
It is basically a one-woman newsroom, run by publisher & editor Susan Petroni.
Framingham Source‘s focus is on Framingham schools, government, and community but the site has a MetroWest flavor when it comes to restaurants, things to do, and businesses.
In our first year of publishing, Framingham Source published more than 4,500 reports.
Framingham Source started out averaging about 20,000 unique visitors per month, according to Google analytics.
In 2017, Framingham Source is averaging more than 50,000 unique visitors per month, according to Google analytics.
Framingham Source has developed a growing social media presence, with more than 5,500 Facebook followers, and more than 1,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter.
The main reason Framingham Source is successful, is it focused on Framingham. Our readers are focused on Framingham and so are we! Thus, the “Our Framingham” in our logo.
Framingham Source remains FREE to all. Source does not charge to read any reports or view any slideshow or video.
Source is supported by local advertisers and donations by readers to PayPal.
Thanks to every business and organization that advertised with Framingham Source in its first year!
Please click on Source advertisers and support them, too.
Source will increase its rates on May 1, but for any business or organization that advertised in the first year, they may renew at first-year rates.
Source offers 5 percent discounts for advertisers, who sign 6-month contracts and 10 percent discount for advertisers, who sign a 1-year contract.
Source will also be offering an anniversary special for advertisers. Email publisher@FraminghamSource.com for more information.
Our readers are active and engaged.
Both the main site and Facebook readership has the demographic advertisers want.
- 69 percent of Source readers are women, of which 68 percent are between the ages 25 and 55
- 61 percent read the Framingham Source on mobile devices or tables
There isn’t a better way to reach Framingham residents than with an advertisement with Framingham Source.
Finally, thanks to all the loyal readers.
Even today, on our one-year anniversary, Source readers were texting, emailing, Facebook messaging the newsroom to report crashes in town.
Not only do Source readers offer news tips, but you send photos, and videos and spread the word about Framingham Source being a resource to the community!
Framingham Source would not have been as successful this first year with out all of you!
Publisher & Editor