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Our-Hometown launching beta test of Official Ad Network

Our-Hometown launching beta test of Official Ad Network

At Our-Hometown Inc., we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers generate revenue through their websites. Today, we are pleased to continue that trend with the announcement of our upcoming Official Our-Hometown Ad Network! Publishers using the Our-Hometown Ad Network will have ads automatically distributed throughout their website, each optimized for desktop or mobile viewing depending on the device the reader is using. All standard ad sizes […]

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

At Our-Hometown, Inc., we’re committed to developing new and unique features that help drive digital newspaper subscriptions and generate extra revenue for the publishers using our platform. Part of that process includes soliciting feedback and suggestions from our customers. Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. recently pitched the idea of a PrePaid Article Paywall Model, and we’re very interested in hearing what other publishers think. Put simply, this model would […]

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson recently had the opportunity to chat with Neighbor-to-Neighbor News publisher Grant Hamilton about their experience with Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform over the past several years. Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. is a group of newspapers in Western New York that includes the East Aurora Advertiser & Elma Review, Arcade Herald, Warsaw’s Country Courier, and The Springville Journal. They joined Our-Hometown’s “Neighborhood of Publishers” in 2018 and […]

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Manual Push Notifications now available on OHT Apps

Our-Hometown has recently released a small but powerful update that allows publishers to manually send out Push Notifications to their iOS or Android App users from the website at any time. While the general Push Notifications feature has existed for some time, it was previously configured to send out a Push Notification only when an article is published, and only when it belongs to a particular category. This new, manual […]

OHT customers receive prestigious awards

OHT customers receive prestigious awards

Our-Hometown, Inc. is happy to extend our congratulations to two of our customers and friends who were recently honored with prestigious awards from their respective Press Associations! The South Texas Press Association’s 2021 Convention & Better Newspaper Contest wrapped up in July and saw the Pleasanton Express receive a number of awards, including Sam Fowler earning both Photographer of the Year and Journalist of the Year honors! The Express also […]

Industry Interview with Guy Roginson of SignalsAZ.com on adapting to mobile

Industry Interview with Guy Roginson of SignalsAZ.com on adapting to mobile

Last month, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson and Sales Representative Tyler Woods had the opportunity to sit down with our good friend Guy Roginson, Excecutive Editor of SignalsAZ.com, to discuss the growing audience of mobile users and how websites should adapt to give these users the best experience possible. Together the trio discusses the importance of designing websites with the mobile experience in mind, the benefits of creating iOS […]

Audio Articles Playlist update

Audio Articles Playlist update

Last week, Our-Hometown announced our brand new Audio Articles Playlist feature, allowing listeners the ability to tune in to entire playlists of Audio Articles rather than just a single article at a time. With this feature, listeners can find playlists for the Latest Audio Articles, This Week’s or Last Week’s News, as well as playlists for each individual article category. We’ve now released our first update for Audio Articles Playlist, […]

Industry Interview with Jared Murnin of the Western Ag Reporter

Industry Interview with Jared Murnin of the Western Ag Reporter

Last month, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson had the opportunity to sit down with the General Manager of the Western Ag Reporter, Jared Murnin. While the Western Ag Reporter is based in Billings, Montana, the publication covers the 14 Northwestern states and is one of the most-read weekly agriculture newspapers in the industry. Jared, Matthew and other members of the OHT team discussed how Our-Hometown and the Western Ag […]

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce the latest enhancement to our popular Audio Articles feature: the Playlist! Audio Articles Playlist is a centralized hub on your website where a reader can listen to any of several preset playlists of Audio Articles published on the website. These preset playlists include a dedicated playlist for each traditional article category on the website, as well as more refined Collections such as the self-explanatory “This […]

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

One way that local newspapers differ from larger, digital-based news outlets is their focus on the communities and neighborhoods that they cover. Newspapers, of course, help their residents stay up to date on the latest news and happenings — but they also help their residents stay up to date on each other by publishing Milestone Announcements submitted by the community. These Milestone Announcements can include things like Birth Notices, Engagement […]

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