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How to Appear in Google News

If you have not yet submitted your site to the Google News Publisher Center, you may be missing out on some valuable web traffic. Many readers are turning to Google News to stay up to date with news and content that matters to them most. In order for your articles to appear on Google News, you’ll need to submit your website for inclusion through the Google News Publisher Center. The following article will also […]

Selling Gift Subscriptions with Newsletter Marketing

Last week, we announced our Gift Subscription feature for use with MemberPress.  This feature streamlines the process of a customer ordering a gift, creating a discount/coupon code, and delivering the gift to the recipient in a way that requires no additional action from the publisher.  Everything is fully automated! To help drive sales, we are now offering Newsletter Marketing Services to help you promote gift subscriptions to your current subscribers. […]

How to Publish to WordPress from Google Docs

 Improve your workflow with our new Google Docs “Publish to WordPress” Add-On! Using the Publish to WordPress Add-On, your staff can use the popular Word Processing tool, Google Docs, to plan, draft, schedule and publish articles to your website from start to finish, without ever needing to leave the document! The Add-On initiates a connection with your website using your staff account, giving you access to all of the […] wins Best Large Weekly Website in North Dakota

We are proud to announce that has won this year’s BEST WEBSITE for the “Large Weekly” category in the North Dakota Better Newspaper Contest. We met Cecile Wehrman, publisher of The Journal, Crosby and Tioga Tribune, at the National Newspaper Association convention last year and she was looking for help.  She was tired of her current website, but not in a big rush to change. After we spoke, and she met […]

Reader Comments: Quality vs Quantity

Allowing readers to comment on your articles is a great way to gauge interest and reactions, and many publishers find that their most popular stories also have the most comments. However, a growing trend in the digital publishing world is to restrict comment sections to registered users or paid subscribers. recently touched on the subject in an article titled, “‘Growing the number isn’t always the key’: How publishers approach […]

La Voz Latina Central PA relaunches redesign with Our Hometown

The La Voz Latina Central relaunches on with the Our Hometown Platform. Their monthly magazine is very image focused, so we utilized the “Magazine Layout” widget on our WordPress platform to make the most of their content.  We provide PDF to HTML conversion as well as the WordPress platform support. Welcome to La Voz Latina Central from the Our Hometown Team!

Dallas Weekly launches new Apple and Android Apps

The Dallas Weekly recently launched their site on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform, now they are launching native apps for iOS and Android.  Check out the apps, available for free on the App store and Google Play.

Maple River Messenger and Truman Tribune re-launch with Our Hometown!

Maple River Messenger We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Maple River Messenger and Truman Tribune websites on Our Hometown’s WordPress platform! Both websites went live early in May 2019, each with a fresh custom layout crafted by our design team to meet the customer’s desires. The publications are owned by the Meyer family, who strongly believe in the value of small businesses and are committed to supporting […]

How to Add A “Top Stories” Widget to Your Homepage

Display your most popular stories on your homepage! The Top Stories Widget feature is being used at The Atlanta Voice and The Herald to drive reader engagement by keeping the most in-demand articles on their homepage longer. You choose the number of articles to display and select the time period over which to display popular articles from. There are options ranging from the Last 2 Days all the way up to Past 6 Months. The articles […]

Our Hometown, Inc. Attends National Newspaper Association’s 2017 Trade Show & Convention

Our Hometown, Inc. is attending the National Newspaper Association’s 131st Annual Convention and Trade Show, held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. This year’s convention will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educational sessions and peer sharing activities. Registration to the convention includes four general sessions, five sets of round table discussion sessions, an exhibit hall with more than 30 exhibitors and tickets to […]

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