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Using “All in One SEO” to improve your search rankings

Using “All in One SEO” to improve your search rankings

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform comes pre-equipped with the popular All in One SEO plugin to help customers optimize their website for search engines and improve their web rankings. There are a number of basic techniques you can use to help your website perform better on search engines, and the All in One SEO plugin gives you complete control over these various settings all in one place, making setup quick and painless. You […]

This week in Journalism:  Digital Subscriptions Rising, Text-to-Audio, and more

This week in Journalism: Digital Subscriptions Rising, Text-to-Audio, and more

We come across a lot of interesting articles in our research on the local news industry. Here are some of the articles we are enjoying this week: #1 – New York Times Hits 7 Million Subscribers as Digital Revenue Rises “Our strategy for journalism worth paying for continues to prove itself out,” said CEO Meredith Kopit Levin. “Digital subscriptions would not only be the central driver of the publisher’s growth, […]

Does Google News manipulate search results to prioritize national outlets?

Does Google News manipulate search results to prioritize national outlets?

Back in September, Nature.com published an article titled, “Auditing local news presence on Google News” (Free PDF) by Sean Fischer, Kokil Jaidka and Yphtach Lelkes. The article highlights the research performed by the trio, which ultimately supports their hypothesis that Google News favors content from large national outlets over smaller local outlets, and prioritizes those sources within its search results. This is problematic for local and regional newspapers who are being […]

Office Hours Recap: “Logged In” Plugin Update

Office Hours Recap: “Logged In” Plugin Update

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson discussed our newly released “Logged In” plugin update during this week’s episode of Office Hours on Monday, providing customers with an overview of the new session-based login limitations and the key differences with the new system. With this option enabled on your website, subscribers will be limited to three active sessions at any time. Once they eclipse that limit, they will be automatically logged out […]

Virtual Conference Replay: Getting Started with Audio Podcasts

Virtual Conference Replay: Getting Started with Audio Podcasts

Our-Hometown’s latest Virtual Conference on Getting Started with Audio Podcasts took place this past Thursday, where President & CEO Matt Larson was joined by Tom Lappas of the Henrico Citizen to discuss the ins & outs of podcasting and what it takes to get your production off the ground. Tom and his staff have the process down to a science after launching three new podcasts in the past year, and he’s been […]

Try your first month FREE with Audio Articles this month!

Try your first month FREE with Audio Articles this month!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that for a limited-time, customers who add Audio Articles to their plan can try the feature for FREE for one month before deciding whether to keep the feature or disable it! Audio Articles is an innovative feature that converts each article published on your website into an audio file that visitors can play on their PC or mobile device, allowing them to listen to the news and free […]

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