Hyperlocal|August 3, 2011| Author: James Johnson|Tags: ,

Patch Ranked No. 5 By OMMA Magazine List of 100 Most Important Online Publishers

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Patch.com currently offers more than 800 Patch sites which offer hyperlocal news across the United States and because of that fact the company now ranks No. 5 on OMMA Magazine’s list of the 100 most Important Online Publishers.

The hyperlocal news organization was beat out only by Facebook, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Netflix. Following behind the news network was AOL which owns No. 3 Huffing Post and No. 5 Patch.

The ranking is a huge accomplishment for the company which is seen as more influential by the news and marketing magazine than CNN, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN and various other “big box” organizations with larger audiences.

Also included in the top 10 were The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and CNN.com.

OMMA had this to say about Patch.com:

“Founded by former Google sales chief Tim Armstrong before he was CEO of AOL, local online news reporting hub Patch has since been acquired by AOL and is now the core of the company’s hyper-local media strategy. With a network of more than 500 community news reporting sites, Patch now rivals much, maybe most, of local newspaper and TV coverage.”

Do you believe Patch.com deserves the No. 5 spot for overall news coverage?