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Sending an Event Newsletter

Sending an Event Newsletter

We recently published two posts detailing our Event Calendar system and Using your Newsletter to Sell Digital Subscriptions. Now, we’re going to combine the two and cover how to send an Event Newsletter. An Event Newsletter is useful for promoting local events, whether they are sponsored events or hosted by the public, and is a great way to expand a publication’s community reach. Sending an Event Newsletter is very similar to sending a […]

Event Calendar with User Submitted Events

Event Calendar with User Submitted Events

Our Hometown is able to offer customers an attractive and highly functional Event Calendar System powered by GeoDirectory. An event calendar is a great way to keep your publication involved with the local community by promoting upcoming events happening in the area. You can also invite readers to submit their own events to the calendar, and can even use it as a source of revenue by charging readers or advertisers to have their […]

How to Use Your Newsletter to Sell Digital Subscriptions

How to Use Your Newsletter to Sell Digital Subscriptions

The weekly newsletter is a valuable service you provide to your readers when they become a digital subscriber. However, the new Automated Newsletter feature is a multipurpose marketing tool that could also be used to grow your digital subscribers. Here are the 6 steps to using your Email Newsletter to Promote Digital Subscriptions:   Step 1: Setup Automated Newsletter We already send a weekly newsletter for all Full Service customers. […]

Photo Galleries with MaxGalleria

One great way to help your articles stand out is by including a Gallery of attractive, high-quality photos. This can be easily achieved using the MaxGalleria Plugin included with all of our WordPress websites! The MaxGalleria Plugin allows you to create a Photo or Video Gallery right from your dashboard. You choose a gallery template and a few display options along the way, then upload images from your computer or […]

Publisher Interview: How to Reverse Publish Four Weeklies

Last week, I sat down with Meg Norris, editor and publisher of Litmor Publications, a group of weeklies from Long Island New York. Meg has been an Our Hometown customer for years with the Garden City News, which uses our Full Service PDF extraction for publishing online. As we discuss in the video, when we told Meg that we had developed reverse publishing, she decided to bring her other four […]

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 […]

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.

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 […] 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 […]

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