July 2019 -

Advertising Highlights: Delivering Ad Reports, new features, and Friends2Follow

Advertising Highlights: Delivering Ad Reports, new features, and Friends2Follow

At Our-Hometown, we are always researching, developing and implementing new ways to benefit our customers’ advertisers, thereby benefiting our customers themselves. This week, we’re going to highlight a few recent updates we’ve made, as well as some standard methods to add value to advertisers on our websites. 1. E-mail CSV Stat Reports (AdRotate) When advertisers run a campaign on your website, they likely expect a report highlighting the performance of […]

New Display Ad Functionality

Our-Hometown has introduced some new functionality to our Display Ads, which are ads from the Print Edition that are either extracted by our staff or sent as a folder of pre-cropped ads along with your PDF pages to be published with each edition. These new features will benefit advertisers by making it easier for readers to identify or contact a business for an ad they are seeing, and ensuring that their […]

Retain Subscribers with Auto-Renewing Memberships and Expiration Reminders!

Retain Subscribers with Auto-Renewing Memberships and Expiration Reminders!

In the print media business, growing your readership is king. We are always looking for ways to reach new customers and generate more subscription revenue. One thing that often gets overlooked is the importance of retaining these subscribers once you’ve landed them. Fortunately, MemberPress provides two great tools to help you do just that. Auto-Renewing Memberships Auto-Renewing Memberships are extremely effective in retaining subscribers, if for no other reason than that […]

Publisher Interview: How to Reverse Publish Four Weeklies from WordPress to InDesign

Last week, I sat down with Meg Norris, editor and publisher of Litmor Publications, a group of weeklies from Long Island New York. Meg has been an Our Hometown customer for years with the Garden City News, which uses our Full Service PDF extraction for publishing online. As we discuss in the video, when we told Meg that we had developed reverse publishing, she decided to bring her other four […]

Improve SEO: Including ‘Article Category’ in your URL structure

In a recent blog post, SEO Best Practices: Structuring URLs for your news site, we talk about the best practices you can apply to your URL structure to improve your SEO. For those looking to improve their website’s SEO performance here’s a quick tip you can apply today. Steps on including ‘article category’ in your URL structure in WordPress: From your WordPress Dashboard, look for the link titled OHT Settings       […]

SEO Best Practices: Structuring URLs for your news site

URLs are one of the most basic elements of SEO. Having an SEO-friendly URL structure can help search engines and users alike navigate your website easily, potentially giving you an edge over the competition. For a publisher, SEO is often a challenge. News sites are pushing out significant amounts of content on a daily and weekly basis because volume plays an important role in their strategy. Applying SEO techniques will […]

Reverse Publishing with Classifieds

Reverse Publishing with Classifieds

When we introduced Reverse Publishing from WordPress to InDesign for articles, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we quickly realized the importance of this feature to the online and print publishing industry. We knew that we had to continue expanding upon the idea and bring similar functionality to other areas of the printing process. We are now able to offer a full Classifieds System with Reverse Publishing! This system allows you […]

Including Article Category in the URL for Improved SEO

We have a quick tip for our customers looking to improve their website’s SEO performance. By default, our websites URLs are structured with just the article title included as follows: website.com/articles/article-title/ Many customers have noticed better SEO performance by including the category in the URL structure as well. This is easily accomplished by marking one checkbox on our settings page. From your WordPress Dashboard, look for the link titled OHT Settings. Just […]

Using Multiple Newsletters or Mailing Lists

Did you know that it is possible to use more than one mailing list within your newsletter plugin? Usually, newsletter subscribers are always added to the default mailing list, but you can actually create several different mailing lists to target different segments of readers, and can even give the subscriber the option to choose which lists to subscribe to. Building Your Lists From the Newsletter plugin dashboard, hover over List Building and […]

Exporting Classified Ads with Reverse Publishing

Creating Your Ads Online From your WordPress Dashboard, find the link titled Classifieds and click Add New Classified. Enter a title for the ad, and enter the ad copy itself into the large textbox. Select a category and sub-category (if applicable) for your ad. Enter address & location information (if required) At the bottom of the right hand column is a box to upload attachments. Upload an image to display […]

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