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Changing Membership Prices in Memberpress

As a customer of Our Hometown, your website was delivered with all of your different membership options already set up and fully functional. However, at some point, you’ll probably need to adjust the prices of some of these memberships for one reason or another. Today, we’re going to show you the proper way to go about doing so! Note: If you only want to change your membership’s price to accommodate […]

Digital Revenue Webinar – February 27th at 1pm EST

Click here to register for webinar! We are excited to announce our first public webinar, where we will discuss the top Digital Revenue Opportunities for Local Newspapers in 2020. We’ll also talk about some of the new video and audio content tools available on Our Hometown’s WordPress Platform. The webinar will be on February 27th at 1pm EST. Sign up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1956570351050708749 Even if you can’t make the call at […]

Iowa Newspaper Association Convention – February 6 & 7

Iowa Newspaper Association Convention – February 6 & 7

DES MOINES, IA – Our Hometown CEO Matt Larson will be traveling to Iowa again this year for the INA annual convention.  Looking forward to talking digital strategy and jamming with the band in the president’s suite!  (We wish more associations had a musical component).  Learn more about the conference here.  Hope to see you there!

Kentucky Press Association Convention – January 23 & 24

Kentucky Press Association Convention – January 23 & 24

LEXINGTON, KY — Join us at the Kentucky Press Association convention, January 23-24 in Downtown Lexington. We’ll be giving a presentation on 30 revenue ideas that can be applied by any newspaper! Learn more about the convention here:  http://www.kypress.com/site/index.php?id=31

Texas Press Association Convention – January 16-17

Texas Press Association Convention – January 16-17

GALVESTON, TX — Our Hometown is proud to be sponsoring and attending the Texas Press Association convention again this year. We will be attending the trade show demonstrating our latest developments, including Audio Articles and updates to our iOS and Android Apps. See you in Galveston!

Using Polls on your Website

Using Polls on your Website

Online Polls are one of the easiest ways to interact with your website visitors. Polls can be used to collect data and feedback, host a small voting contest, or gauge reader interest in any number of topics. With local elections just around the corner, polling readers on who they’ve voted for or who they intend to vote for would be a great use of the feature. ProTip > Using polls on […]

Newsletter Marketing Opportunities for Publishers

Newsletter Marketing Opportunities for Publishers

As a customer of Our-Hometown, you’re probably aware that you can use the included Newsletter plugin to send e-mails to your subscribers and anyone else who has enrolled in your mailing list. What you might not know is just how valuable this mailing list is to local businesses and advertisers looking to market themselves to a new audience. Take advantage of the data you’ve collected and use it to generate […]

Publisher Interview: The 5 Point Digital Advertising Platform

Publisher Interview: The 5 Point Digital Advertising Platform

In this month’s Publisher Interview, Guy Roginson of SignalsAZ.com joined Matt Larson once again, this time to discuss how he is leveraging FIVE different forms of digital advertising available on our platform in a single campaign for a large client. In this campaign, Guy put together a package for his client that utilizes virtually all of the major advertising tools that we offer to benefit both the advertiser as well […]

Publisher Interview:  The Value of using a Geodirectory for your Event Calendar

Publisher Interview: The Value of using a Geodirectory for your Event Calendar

 GUY:  These events for us are within the Geodirectory, which you guys have and I didn’t understand how valuable it would be to have all of our events within a Geodirectory.  Now I am realizing how much the Google algorithms and everything like to swim into these directories because you’ve got links, addresses, images so this helps with indexing.  And we are a member of Google News and Apple News, […]

Critical Thinking: The 5 W’s

Critical Thinking Ultimate Cheatsheet Ask these questions whenever you discover or discuss new information! Who: Benefits from this? Is this harmful to? Makes decisions about this? Is most directly affected? Have you also heard discuss this? Would be the best person to consult? Will be the key people in this? Deserves recognition for this? What: Are the strengths/weaknesses? Is another perspective? Is another alternative? Would be a counter-argument? Is the […]

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