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ValleyCenter.com launches new app with push notifications!

ValleyCenter.com launches new app with push notifications!

ValleyCenter.com, home of the Valley Roadrunner, recently launched their new iOS App (with an Android version coming this week), inviting readers to download it for free to enjoy all of the great content the Roadrunner has to offer while on the go. While the app includes all of the features that you’ve come to expect from one of Our-Hometown’s iOS and Android Apps, today we’re going to highlight the unique way that […]

Introducing our new Business Updates Directory

Introducing our new Business Updates Directory

The team here at Our-Hometown, Inc feels a responsibility to help our customers deliver relevant information to their readers as quickly as possible during the challenging weeks and months ahead. One area that we feel has been lacking amidst all of the chaos is the streamlining of information from local businesses and their operating status. With so many businesses, restaurants, bars, and offices either closed entirely or scaling back their hours […]

FloridaWeekly.com launches new COVID-19 resource page and directory

FloridaWeekly.com launches new COVID-19 resource page and directory

Our-Hometown is proud to have assisted FloridaWeekly.com in launching what we consider a prime example of an informative, helpful, and engaging COVID-19 resource page. Together, we were able to build a platform that benefits the people in the community as well as local businesses looking for a way to reach their consumers. We’ll take a look at some of the key features of the page below. Visit the Florida COVID-19 […]

Staying Afloat During a Global Pandemic

Staying Afloat During a Global Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to push many small business and local newspapers into dire financial straits. We aim to help our customers below by sharing ideas and proven methods that other publications are using to weather the storm and stay financially viable. If you have any ideas of your own, feel free to e-mail us at ops@our-hometown.com and we’ll do whatever we can to help implement your idea. SignalsAZ: Directory for […]

Creating a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Page on your website

Creating a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Page on your website

Local newspapers will play an important role in keeping the general public informed throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Readers will turn to their local newspapers not only for the paper’s own reporting on the pandemic, but also as a filter of sorts for trusted, accurate information from other reliable outlets. We recommend creating a dedicated “COVID-19 Resource Page” on your website to house links to official, reputable sources such as the Centers […]

Tools & Software for Working Remotely

Tools & Software for Working Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, employees of many businesses are being asked or mandated to work from home to help prevent the spread of the virus. Our-Hometown, Inc has a little experience in working from home and online collaboration, as we’ve operated remotely for the entirety of our 23-year existence. Over the years, we’ve been introduced to several tools that have helped either ourselves or our customers to increase remote […]

Using Our-Hometown’s “Breaking News” Features

Using Our-Hometown’s “Breaking News” Features

Due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we feel it is important to remind our customers of the “Breaking News” features supported on our websites so that you are able to quickly relay important information to your readers as needed. 1. Posting Breaking News You can create a “Breaking News” article the same way that you create any other article, by navigating to the Articles tab on your […]

Creating Renewal Reminders in Memberpress

Creating Renewal Reminders in Memberpress

If you offer digital subscription on your website, you’ll want to remind readers when their subscription is about to expire so that they’re more likely to renew it. You can also send reminders to recently expired users inviting them to comeback, perhaps enticing them with a discount or coupon code. To manage your renewal reminders, navigate to your WordPress Dashboard and find Memberpress → Reminders. The Reminders page will list […]

VIDEO:  Digital Revenue Opportunities for Local Newspapers in 2020

VIDEO: Digital Revenue Opportunities for Local Newspapers in 2020

Today we had our first public webinar and discussed some of the top digital revenue opportunities for newspapers in 2020. We covered the following topics: Predictions for 2020 (starts at 0:48) Paywalls (starts at 11:06) Increasing Subscription Revenue (starts at 18:08) Email and Newsletter Marketing (starts at 21:26) Advertising/Sponsorship Revenue (starts at 24:11) Other Revenue Streams (starts at 26:40) Watch the full webinar video below

Announcing our iOS and Android App – 2.0!

Announcing our iOS and Android App – 2.0!

Our Hometown is happy to announce the release of our iOS and Android Applications (2.0) for mobile devices! We’ve been working with a few publishers throughout the development stage to prepare the final product, and we could not be more excited to offer this tool to all of our customers – we’ve even included a fresh batch of new features and upgrades to boot! First and foremost, our apps will synchronize […]

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