AOL's Patch Local News Service Nears 7 Million Views
Posted on June 6, 2011Online Media Daily reports that AOL's Patch.com, a collection of local news sites, has nearly reached the 7 million mark. The site has been growing rapidly this year. The growth rate is 194% according to AOL. Patch.co mis also expected to have 1,000 sites by the end of this year.
AOL announced in March, 2010 that it planned to pump $50 million into Patch. AOL added its 100th Patch site last year in August. Patch is currently in about two dozen states.