TAPinto.net today revealed a new site design and announced that, in May, it exceeded its all-time readership numbers for one month, registering more than 639,000 readers and 1.6 million pageviews.
TAPinto's redesign includes more user-friendly navigation, more white space and a sleeker and more refined look, Chief Executive Officer Michael Shapiro said.
During the past year, more than 4.6 million readers used TAPinto to get local news and information. In May 2016, 639,508 readers visited the site, compared to 360,178 in May 2015, an increase of 77.55 percent. Pages viewed increased from 918,871 in May 2015 to 1,635,953 in May 2016, Shapiro said.
Founded in 2008 by Shapiro and his wife Lauryn, who live in New Providence, TAPinto is now a network of more than 50 online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York. Each franchise is locally owned and operated and provides original local news coverage, as well as event listings and much more. Readers can also receive their local news free via email at www.tapinto.net/enews
In the past 12 months, more than 20 new TAPinto franchised local news sites have launched.
TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bridgewater/Raritan, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Far Hills,Flemington-Raritan, Florham Park, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Kenilworth, Long Beach Island, Livingston, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, New Providence, Newton, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Olean (NY), Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Roselle/Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Stafford, Summit, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Essex, Westfield, West Orange and Yorktown (NY).