Press Release Distribution Services?

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Does anyone have experience with a Press release distributor who does not charge by the article but a monthly or yearly fee for unlimited articles?

I think that one of these services would be much better for my business than PRweb.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author subhub-mark
    Not sure about service that charge a set fee for unlimited articles, but I do know about the paid for services and free services.

    Hope this helps:

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    • Profile picture of the author allthesp
      At Travis Clark- you bought that off of Flippa didn't you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    You should look up fellow Warrior: Dana_W

    Here's her site listed in her contact info: http://www.thepressreleasesite.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    Originally Posted by allthesp View Post

    Does anyone have experience with a Press release distributor who does not charge by the article but a monthly or yearly fee for unlimited articles?

    I think that one of these services would be much better for my business than PRweb.

    Thanks.
    I pay an annual fee of $999 to Emailwire for unlimited press release distribution. It's actually a moneymaker because I charge my clients to distribute their releases on my account. (Which is allowed.)

    Before you pay for an annual fee, however, be honest with yourself. Do you truly have the discipline to write and send out press releases regularly? I have met very, very few individuals who have the discipline for this. Most of my colleagues - well-known marketers with reputations - only send out one or two releases a year, if that.

    Marcia Yudkin
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  • Profile picture of the author allthesp
    Emailwire looks promising, how long have you been using it Marcia?
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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      Emailwire looks promising, how long have you been using it Marcia?
      A year and a half.

      I started with them when they were still in Beta and there were a lot of glitches. There still are occasional glitches, but the company owner, Joseph, always straightens them out promptly for me.

      Marcia
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  • Check out About PressExposure.com. It's created by the same team as ezinearticles.com. Oh, by the way, it's free.
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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      Check out About PressExposure.com. It's created by the same team as ezinearticles.com. Oh, by the way, it's free.
      Unfortunately, not all free press release sites are worth your time.

      I just did a spot check, and of the three randomly chosen press releases from PressExposure.com that I checked, three out of three do not show up in Google News. That is an important indicator of a press release's reach and effectiveness.

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      • Originally Posted by marciayudkin View Post

        Unfortunately, not all free press release sites are worth your time.

        I just did a spot check, and of the three randomly chosen press releases from PressExposure.com that I checked, three out of three do not show up in Google News. That is an important indicator of a press release's reach and effectiveness.

        Marcia Yudkin
        Thanks for the feedback. If you're looking for massive exposure, then this may not be the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author nailzer01
    I believe showing up in the Google news is quite important. You do not want to sing and song in a place where no one can here you. I did not know of such press release sites. Thanks to everyone for the links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kirk Ward
      Seems to me that most of the press release sites are merely revamped versions of Article Directories, looking to build traffic through user generated content and monetize off of Google ads.

      Sure, there may be some that try to provide a worthwhile service, but my contacts in "the biz" seem to indicate that there are very, very few press release sites that they would bother looking at. Most of them seem to work with a network of personal contacts and only accept press releases from people they know, trust and like, not some internet website with an auto-submitter.

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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Free press release sites are sometimes valuable for SEO stuff.

    By "stacking" press releases it's relatively easy to build a small
    network of pages which will indicate to search engines
    your site is about some keyphrase in particular.

    If you want human eyeballs on your press releases you
    pretty much have to get in front of a booming trend (some
    rank well very quickly on Google, and then fall off) or
    pay for expanded distribution.

    They are very effective when you get in the groove of
    it and define what your objective is. I pay a buck per
    submission to free-press-release.com and they generally
    rank pretty well. Build a few backlinks to a release that
    ranks well for your keyphrase and it may hang around
    on page 1 for awhile, lending juice to the website you
    really want traffic for.
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