February 2021 -

Virtual Conference Recap: SEO for Newspaper Publishers

Virtual Conference Recap: SEO for Newspaper Publishers

Last week, expert SEO consultant Michael Cottam joined Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson for our latest Virtual Conference on SEO for Newspaper Publishers! Michael gave an incredibly informative presentation, beginning with an introduction to Search Engine Optimization and how Google ranks search results. After tackling some of the common terminology and providing a general overview of what impacts SEO, he moved on to some platform-specific tips for improving SEO […]

BuzzSprout: Five Ways to Promote a Brand New Podcast

BuzzSprout: Five Ways to Promote a Brand New Podcast

By now, you’ve probably read about our awesome new product, Audio Articles Podcast, which automatically converts all of the text articles on your website into audio podcast episodes and distributes them across all of the major podcasting networks with some help from our friends at BuzzSprout.  We think our Audio Articles Podcast tool is a great way to get your feet wet in the wide world of podcasting, but BuzzSprout offers some […]

Upgrade to Audio Articles Podcasts for free!

Upgrade to Audio Articles Podcasts for free!

Attention Our-Hometown customers! We recently launched an exciting new Add On for our existing Audio Articles product: Audio Articles Podcast!  Audio Articles Podcast automatically converts your existing Audio Articles into individual Episodes and uploads them to a BuzzSprout account, where they are then distributed across all of the major podcasting networks: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many more. Importantly, while Audio Articles only allows you to listen to the article currently opened […]

Accepting User Generated Content as Draft Articles

Accepting User Generated Content as Draft Articles

Here at Our-Hometown, we’ve made Automation one of our key areas of focus in 2021. We’ve already released two new features this year that aim to help publishers automate what are normally time-consuming processes: Audio Articles Podcast for automatically creating podcast episodes from article content on your website, and Social Media Autopost for sharing your content across various social media networks. Today, we’re formally adding a third feature to that […]

Kevin Slimp’s Advanced InDesign Tips

Kevin Slimp’s Advanced InDesign Tips

View Post Kevin Slimp aka “The News Guru” hosted a special live webinar last week focused on some advanced techniques for creating a quality print layout in Adobe InDesign. Thanks to a special partnership with Our-Hometown,  many of our customers were able to attend at no cost! Kevin covered a ton of great information during his presentation, and while it would be impossible to compact everything he went over into a single […]

Newspapers Vs. Google – Mike Blinder’s exclusive interview with HD Media on their suit against the tech giant.

Newspapers Vs. Google – Mike Blinder’s exclusive interview with HD Media on their suit against the tech giant.

A West Virginia-based publisher is making news here in the US, by filing a suit against Google and Facebook. To learn more, please check out the above interview from E&P. Other links to similar articles that we are following will be listed below. Here are few key points from the interview: Lee Wolverton on the decision to move forward with the lawsuit. “After the latest development in Australia…[we] said that […]

Apply for a FREE TRIAL of Audio Articles Podcast today!

Apply for a FREE TRIAL of Audio Articles Podcast today!

Our-Hometown recently expanded the capabilities of our Audio Articles product, adding an exciting new automated podcast feature — and we’re offering a FREE TRIAL for a limited time! Audio Articles Podcast uses the audio files that are generated for each audio article to create new podcast episodes and publish them across all of the major podcasting channels via BuzzSprout. Our platform communicates with BuzzSprout using their specialized API to deliver the audio files and […]

Virtual Conference Announcement: SEO for Newspaper Publishers

Virtual Conference Announcement: SEO for Newspaper Publishers

Our-Hometown is excited to announce a special Virtual Conference on SEO for Newspaper Publishers set to take place on February 18th at 1PM Eastern time.  Joining Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson will be renowned SEO consultant, Michael Cottam. Cottam will lead the discussion and introduce the audience to the basics of Search Engine Optimization before going more in-depth on how Google’s specific algorithms work to rank search results. He’ll […]

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