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Improve your website’s SEO by updating your Title and Description

Improve your website’s SEO by updating your Title and Description

With our SEO For Newspapers LIVE webinar set to take place Thursday at 12PM eastern time, we thought we’d stick with the Search Engine Optimization theme this week and invite our customers to update their Site Title and Site Description, which are two important fields used to help your website perform better on Google and other search engines. Most customers on our WordPress platform are already utilizing the Title and […]

Our-Hometown to host interview and AMA with the lawyers behind the Google/Facebook Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Our-Hometown to host interview and AMA with the lawyers behind the Google/Facebook Anti-Trust Lawsuit

Our-Hometown is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a LIVE interview & AMA (Ask Me Anything) event with Paul Farrell Jr. of Farrel & Fuller, LLC and Bob Fitzsimmons of Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, two of the legal professionals leading the anti-trust lawsuit against Google and Facebook on behalf of newspapers across the country. News publishers are invited to join us for this LIVE interview on February 24th at […]

MemberPress: An overview of our subscription management plug-in

MemberPress: An overview of our subscription management plug-in

MemberPress is the plug-in that powers digital subscriptions on the vast majority of Our-Hometown customers’ websites. It allows publishers to restrict their premium content to paid subscribers, while also providing all of the tools needed to create and manage various subscription options and collect payment from their customers. Let’s take a look at the most impactful ways that MemberPress is used on our platform. 1. Unlimited Subscription Options First and […]

Damian Radcliffe to join Our-Hometown for a live interview this Thursday

Damian Radcliffe to join Our-Hometown for a live interview this Thursday

Our-Hometown is thrilled to announce that Damian Radcliffe, the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism and a Professor of Practice at the University of Oregon will be joining us for a LIVE interview this Thursday, January 13th, at 1PM eastern time. Radcliffe’s work and research has been referenced frequently by our friends at Today in News Tech, and we’re excited for the opportunity to sit down with him and discuss […]

Office Hours: Our-Hometown in 2021

Office Hours: Our-Hometown in 2021

During last week’s Office Hours, President Matthew Larson and the rest of the Our-Hometown team discussed our recent blog post highlighting our major announcements and accomplishments of 2021. Watch and listen as the team recaps and reflects on the events of the past year in the video below. Be sure to join us each Wednesday for Office Hours! 

Listen to the news in 2022 with Audio Articles: Playlists

Listen to the news in 2022 with Audio Articles: Playlists

Audio Articles: Playlists is the latest expansion to our innovative Audio Articles feature, taking listening to the news to the next level by introducing curated playlists for readers to easily tune in to the content that they love the most. If you didn’t already know, Audio Articles is an exciting tool developed by Our-Hometown that uses text-to-speech automation to transform your published text articles into audio files that a visitor […]

Digital Marketing in 2022 brought to you by Our-Hometown

Digital Marketing in 2022 brought to you by Our-Hometown

Over the past several years, Our-Hometown has evolved into much more than just a website provider for newspapers. In addition to all of the tools and features we’ve developed specifically for news publishers, we’re able to provide our customers with additional resources such as LIVE Webinars & Virtual Conferences, free training sessions, and direct connections with industry experts such as The News Guru, Kevin Slimp. You can expect more of […]

Feature Highlight: Social Media Autopost

Feature Highlight: Social Media Autopost

One of the exciting new features we introduced in 2021 is our Social Media Autopost tool, which instantly connects your website with your publication’s various social media profiles and allows you to quickly and easily share your content with followers on all of your favorite networks. The tool serve several purposes. The primary objective is to increase traffic to the website by sharing content often and directing readers back to […]

Live Webinar: SEO for Newspapers – January 27th, 2022 at 12PM EST

Live Webinar: SEO for Newspapers – January 27th, 2022 at 12PM EST

Our-Hometown is excited to announce the first major LIVE WEBINAR event of the new year for news publishers: SEO For Newspapers on January 27th, 2022 at 12PM EST. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), put simply, refers to the practice of improving your website’s performance in search results across major search engines like Google, Bing, or Yahoo. Generally speaking, a website that performs better in search results is more likely to see […]

Feature Highlight: Automated Newsletter Coupons

Feature Highlight: Automated Newsletter Coupons

Email marketing can be a powerful tool for generating new revenue for a newspaper or website, generally by appealing to new subscribers with a preview of your content and inviting them to subscribe. However, a lot of newspapers overlook the importance of appealing to former subscribers — many of whom are even more likely to subscribe under the right circumstances. Our Automated Newsletter Coupons feature aims to do just that […]

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