NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, the network of more than thirty all-online local newspapers, had more than 3.6M absolute unique users visit the site between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, an increase of over 75% from the 2.0M absolute unique users who visited the site between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.

April 2015 also saw significant growth over April 2014, with a 32% increase in absolute unique readers from 296,369 to 392,581 and a 41% increase in pageviews from 692,900 to 979,055.

Michael Shapiro, CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net said, "While hard copy newspapers continue to lay off journalists and reduce their coverage of local news, TAPinto.net is expanding our local news reporting and launching online local newspapers in towns across New Jersey and soon, beyond, to meet consumer demand.  People want to know what is happening in their town and they can tap into all of the news and information relevant to them in their town at TAPinto.net."

TAPinto.net, formerly TheAlternativePress.com, was founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has over 3,600,000 readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news site boasts more than fifty columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and local Real Estate Listings. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal
 
In addition, TAPinto.net is currently offering franchise opportunities in NJ, NY, PA and CT. Anyone interested in starting an online newspaper in their town is invited to Click here for more information. 

TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bridgewater/Raritan, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Green Brook, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, New Providence, Newton, North Plainfield, Paterson, Plainfield, Randolph, Roselle/Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Summit, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Essex, Westfield, and West Orange.