me how incredibly awesome and powerful
Tons of backlinks, tons of visitors, and you can
even build linkwheels, etc, etc, etc.
So, I submitted a press-release with webwire
(the paid service).
Here are the statistics according to webwire:
- Page Views: 5960
- Click-Throughs: 33
- Page Prints: 2
- Sent by Email: 0
Now, if I Google certain strings within the press-release (in quotes), I get the following results:
- part of the headline in quotes: 20400 resulting pages
- part of the description (the summary) in quotes: 3240 resulting pages
- some text in the first paragraph that contains my first link in quotes: 9 resulting pages.
- some text from the resource box with a link to my homepage: 6 resulting pages.
a measly 9 pages contain the text which in the original press-release had my link in it. and ONLY ONE (1!) has the link active, all others have stripped out the html!
6 results are 'complete' and contain the entire original press-release, however only ONE had the backlink to my site intact (incidentally the same as the one that had the first paragraph intact).
Ok, on top of that I of course have the original article on webwire.com, so it's a total of 4 backlinks from 2 separated IP-addresses.
I'm not so sure....
So, what's YOUR experience with press-releases?