NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In January 2018, TAPinto.net set an all-time record for the most traffic in any single month since its inception 9 years ago.
From Jan. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2018, TAPinto registered 913,468 readers and 2,328,707 page views, up from 799,995 readers and 1,934,413 page views during the same period a year ago.
"Since Facebook relegated news to a back seat a few weeks ago, many publishers have seen significant traffic declines. Not here at TAPinto, where our original local news coverage continues to generate big numbers," said CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro.
TAPinto sites are franchised to local owner/publishers who know their communities and are connected in them and tell the important news stories that the residents of our towns want to read. TAPinto provides the backend training and support to its franchisees. Current franchisees include business development executives, marketing and communications professionals, veteran journalists, nonprofits, and St. Bonaventure University, among others.
"Facebook, AOL, Google and other multinational Goliaths can try their best to corner the local news market, but as long as there are locally owned and operated TAPinto sites delivering high-quality, objective, original local news coverage, our TAPinto franchisees will not only survive but thrive," said Shapiro. "That local ownership and local reporting makes all the difference."
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TAPinto.net is a network of more than 70 all-online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 7M readers. The all-online hyperlocal news sites boast more than 100 columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, local Real Estate Listings and more. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal
TAPinto.net currently covers hyper-local daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bedminster, Belmar, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Colts Neck, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Fair Lawn, Fanwood, Far Hills, Flemington, Florham Park, Franklin Township, Glen Rock, Green Brook, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Hillsborough, Holmdel, Kenilworth, Lake Como, Linden, Little Falls, Livingston, Long Beach Island, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Manahawkin, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, Newark, New Brunswick, New Providence, Newton, North Caldwell, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Nutley, Olean (NY), Parsippany, Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan (Hunterdon), Raritan (Somerset), Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Spotswood, Springfield, Stafford, Summit, Teterboro, Totowa, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Caldwell, Westfield, West Orange, Woodland Park, Wood-Ridge and Yorktown (NY). It also has a franchised Travel section, TAPintoTravels covering domestic and international travel and TAPinto Horses, covering everything equestrian in the tri-state area.