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How to make your print inserts available to readers online

How to make your print inserts available to readers online

If you’ve ever sat down and opened a newspaper — which many of today’s young news consumers have not — you’ve probably pulled out a collection of broadsheets, coupons, and other advertising material geared toward newspaper readers. Newspapers have traditionally acted as a vessel for local businesses and advertisers to deliver these inserts to readers by including them inside the pages of the daily or weekly newspaper. The sudden emphasis […]

SignalsAZ’s Guy Roginson featured on Editor and Publisher podcast

SignalsAZ’s Guy Roginson featured on Editor and Publisher podcast

Long-time Our-Hometown, Inc. customer and friend Guy Roginson, the Executive Editor at Talking Glass Media (TGM) and SignalsAz.com, was recently featured in an episode of Editor and Publisher‘s “E&P REPORTS” podcast where he joined host Mike Blinder to discuss the overall strategy and vision of TGM. You can find the full episode, titled “How Publishing Good News in Central Arizona Is Growing Audience and Revenue” on Editor & Publisher‘s website, […]

See how the Wilson County News is marketing their new podcast

See how the Wilson County News is marketing their new podcast

The Wilson County News is a long-time customer of Our-Hometown, Inc., and one of the first to take advantage of our brand new Audio Articles Podcast feature to get their new podcast off the ground. Publisher Kristen Weaver has teamed up with Our-Hometown on several occasions in the past, including joining President & CEO Matt Larson as a panelist on several of our recent Virtual Conferences. She also joined Matt, […]

Accepting User Generated Content as Draft Articles

Accepting User Generated Content as Draft Articles

Here at Our-Hometown, we’ve made Automation one of our key areas of focus in 2021. We’ve already released two new features this year that aim to help publishers automate what are normally time-consuming processes: Audio Articles Podcast for automatically creating podcast episodes from article content on your website, and Social Media Autopost for sharing your content across various social media networks. Today, we’re formally adding a third feature to that […]

Attention: Password Reset Required!

Attention: Password Reset Required!

Attention Publishers, Our-Hometown will be requiring all publishers and other newspaper staff to change their passwords beginning on Thursday, December 10th as part of a routine system-wide security enhancement process. This mandatory password change will be required for any Users that exist on your website with a role other than Subscriber, or in other words, any user with the ability to edit and publish content or otherwise customize the website. […]

Using the Customize Tool to Adjust Your Website

Using the Customize Tool to Adjust Your Website

One of the largest benefits to building a website on Our-Hometown’s WordPress Platform is the impressive level of customization available, primarily via the Customize Tool. The Customize Tool is designed in such a way that anyone with limited technical know-how can change site colors and fonts, re-arrange a vast variety widgets & ads, and apply custom CSS to update an ever-evolving vision of your website. The tool streamlines all of these major processes […]

Audio Articles launches on DallasWeekly.com

Audio Articles launches on DallasWeekly.com

Since we announced Audio Articles, we’ve had tons of publishers contact us to get it setup. The Dallas Weekly just added the feature and we recorded the audio article demo below.  Check out the feature, the story sounds great!  

Reporting and Presenting Advertising Metrics: What You Should Know

Chances are if you have a website, you more than likely will be asked by a manager, stakeholder, or advertiser, about the performance of your site. In today’s digital landscape, it’s crucial to understand the metrics of your website to stay competitive, and to generate revenue opportunities. For news publication sites in particular, running ads on your website adds another layer of metrics that publishers need to be tracking. By […]

Locating and Analyzing Website Metrics: What You Should Know

As a publisher, you know the importance of understanding your publication’s website metrics and analytics. But what should you be paying attention to?  And how can you use that information to improve your metrics?  By tracking the most basic of factors relating to your website, you can use real-world data to confirm what works and what doesn’t, spot any unpredictable results (such as those caused by broken links or software […]

Improving Website Accessibility

Improving Website Accessibility

Improving Website Accessibility At Our-Hometown, we are always working to research, develop and implement new ways to ensure our customers’ websites are accessible by all readers, including those with disabilities or visual impairment. It is important that our customers’ content is able to be enjoyed by everyone, and each and every year we move a little closer to achieving that goal. Here are five basic measures that we already take […]

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