BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield, the only independent news operation dedicated solely to covering Bloomfield, set a single-month record for readership in March.

The over 500% increase in page views from February is directly attributed to the news site’s COVID-19 coverage, as we continue to coordinate daily news reporting of how the virus is affecting Bloomfield community.

In February, TAPinto Bloomfield had 18,749 individual users who visited the site. The number of readers spiked to 78,725 in March, making the news site one of the most read among the entire TAPinto news network of more than 80 hyperlocal sites in three states.

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Moreover, TAPinto Bloomfield also shattered its own record for page views. In February, the news site had 35,916 page views. In March, that number jumped to 185,637, a 517% increase.

“This dramatic increase in readership demonstrates that Bloomfield is relying on TAPinto as a main source of accurate and local information,” said Joe Coletta, editor of TAPinto Bloomfield. "We have some fantastic writers working seven days a week to tell this evolving story. We appreciate the trust that the Township of Bloomfield has bestowed upon our reporters. It is a responsibility we take very seriously.”

Overall,TAPinto’s network of more than 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 page views and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February.

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