Online press releases for Australia?

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for submitting press releases in Australia? I want to experiment with press releases for some of my websites.

I have read one thread on this forum and its mentioned that Prweb.com does work for Australian press releases?? What do you guys think?

The guy in the thread also mentioned that he posted a PR for his wife's business and was picked up by the local media looking to feature the story. Sorry but my current post count does not allow me to post links.

But yes anyway, can anyone point me in the right direction. I was thinking maybe Australian specific PR sites would have more credibility in google's eyes.

Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    Originally Posted by kaivearn View Post

    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for submitting press releases in Australia? I want to experiment with press releases for some of my websites.

    I have read one thread on this forum and its mentioned that Prweb.com does work for Australian press releases?? What do you guys think?

    The guy in the thread also mentioned that he posted a PR for his wife's business and was picked up by the local media looking to feature the story. Sorry but my current post count does not allow me to post links.

    But yes anyway, can anyone point me in the right direction. I was thinking maybe Australian specific PR sites would have more credibility in google's eyes.

    Cheers.
    Hi,

    Is this a real press release with real news? You can actually do this offline - call up your local newspaper and tell them you are submitting news for something local. Direct offline submission is a good way to get published in actual newspapers.

    For example:

    Look for some local newspapers - here is a Hobart newspaper
    The Mercury - News, Views, Sports, Lifestyle and Fun - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

    Find their contact - here is link
    Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

    All newspapers have contact pages where you can call or email and send invites for them to attend an event. Journalists will accept press releases from legit businesses and they are always on the lookout for good human interest stories but they will not publish unless it is real news.

    Make the press release nice and give it a local flavor would be good for them to publish. "Two University of Tasmania students launch online commerce portal" is better than "New XXX.com website launched" or something similar to that, the examples are not too good since I don't have anything to work with here. :p

    Another tip" pick a slow news day, Tuesday and Wednesday are good. Avoid weekends and the week before a holiday.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaivearn
    Hey Lyanna. I should have made this clear. I was referring to online Press Releases.
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    • Profile picture of the author uabclst
      We have Australian clients writing press releases for local australian companies. We have a global distribution though (US, GB, Canada etc).

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author hhsaus
    Just curious to find out how did you go with your press releases? Did you end up using any services, and if yes what kind of results did you get?

    I am about to do the same, and have been thinking of using prweb.com for international exposure while using getthewordout.com.au for local Australian exposure. I was thinking of using a slightly different PR release for the above two sites, with the PR release for prweb being more 'Americanized'. Does anyone recommend doing that?
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  • Profile picture of the author ButterflyGarden
    Why are you looking for local - why not use all pr outlets?

    Here is a large list of sites you can submit your press release to free of charge: Submit Press Releases
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  • Profile picture of the author Mobi4you
    i too am looking for australia specific press releases or articles or forum links
    its a good liitle niche for someone to get into, as the australian economy is powering along
    reason being its must look suss to Google when we have a .com.au website that only sells to australians and yet 99% of its links are global. Surely google is smart enough to work that one out//
    So if there is anyone out there willing to carve a nich in only posting to australian press releases, forum backlinks or .com.au websites, im sure you would get a few clients.. Must speak and write perfect english, because right now Aussies are sick to death of being called, written to and harrassed by non english speaking marketers. They can spot in an instant and it screams the word "SCAM ARTIST"
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    • Profile picture of the author cherylwright
      Originally Posted by Mobi4you View Post

      i too am looking for australia specific press releases or articles or forum links
      its a good liitle niche for someone to get into, as the australian economy is powering along
      reason being its must look suss to Google when we have a .com.au website that only sells to australians and yet 99% of its links are global. Surely google is smart enough to work that one out//
      So if there is anyone out there willing to carve a nich in only posting to australian press releases, forum backlinks or .com.au websites, im sure you would get a few clients.. Must speak and write perfect english, because right now Aussies are sick to death of being called, written to and harrassed by non english speaking marketers. They can spot in an instant and it screams the word "SCAM ARTIST"

      Unless you are a registered Australian business with an ABN (Australian Business Number) you cannot buy a .com.au domain.

      There are a lot of restrictions here on domains, unlike .com domains.

      As far as I'm aware - and don't take this as gospel - there are no Australia specific press release sites.





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  • Profile picture of the author NicolaTewhare
    Spinitwide.com does Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for $20
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