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

Patch Sets Milestone, Publishes One Millionth News Article

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AOL owned Patch.com on Wednesday announced that they have set a major milestone, posting their one millionth news article.

Patch is currently powered by more than 850 websites with 1,000 editors that post an original piece of content every 12 seconds on average.

According to the sites official blog one million posts is equal to more than 382 million words over a 30 month period, with 600 of their hyperlocal sites only launching in the last eight months.

According to Patch’s Brian Farnham, site editors have a favorite post type with 391 stories posted about lost pets with many owners becoming reunited with their furry friends thanks in large part to Patch stories.The one millionth article was written by local editor Katie Dolac and is titled “Donation’s Keep Backpack Lady’s Legacy Alive.” Katie is a man located in Dunedin, Florida and the article focuses on his late mother who donated backpacks to a local Catholic school with her mission carrying on since passing away.

One million articles over any period of time is a big accomplishment, congrats to the Patch.com team for their efforts, it’s going to be fun watching as the site continues to define what the hyperlocal market entails, from small heartfelt stories like this to big news breaking stories Patch has come a long way in less than three years.

OMMA Magazine this week named Patch as the No. 5 most important online publisher.