How much traffic did PRWeb or PRNewswire actually bring you

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first week, month? Which tier did you do? Whatever you want to answer would be helpful. About to try out PRnewswire
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  • Profile picture of the author quiescen
    Zero. Total waste of time unless you have 'real' news that will get picked up. In fact, I'd go as far to say that sites like PrWeb - while they do deliver what they promise, are useless unless you have something 'newsworthy.'

    Even then, the chances of getting picked up by local and/or national media will be slim unless you have a really, really good press release.
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    • Profile picture of the author CliffordCharles
      Right, mind as well just send out my news individually and personally and to free article dumps I suppose. Appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bofu2U
    I ran one about 6-8 months ago and probably got about 200-300 clicks, and 1 conversion (for a mid-$xxx offer). I was positive on it so I was happy, but it wasn't a lot of clicks.
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    • Profile picture of the author CliffordCharles
      Originally Posted by Bofu2U View Post

      I ran one about 6-8 months ago and probably got about 200-300 clicks, and 1 conversion (for a mid- offer). I was positive on it so I was happy, but it wasn't a lot of clicks.
      Right but at the cost of about $280 mind as well go adwords and have more targeted traffic anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I think you asking the wrong question.

    PR are not used for traffic, it is target is to get your website more exposure and better SEO.

    If you play your cards right, you can get your website ranking high and some good reputation.

    I don't see PR waste of time, but I am not sure they give a good ROI.
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    • Profile picture of the author JimMichael
      Running a press release writing and distribution service myself, I find myself saying the same thing here - time and time again....

      If you want to use them for back links or traffic - it isn't a press release! Where are the press in that process? Nowhere! It's a *******ized form of article marketing.

      I spend my days getting clients real exposure on television, on the radio and in newspapers - this is what press releases are for!

      It's a very misunderstood area of marketing.....
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      I think you asking the wrong question.

      PR are not used for traffic, it is target is to get your website more exposure and better SEO.

      If you play your cards right, you can get your website ranking high and some good reputation.

      I don't see PR waste of time, but I am not sure they give a good ROI.

      Yes, this is the best advice I have seen today.

      If you can write a newsworthy story, and seo it properly, you will get backlinks and rank better.

      We have been using Press releases for years, and they are working even better now I believe. People are just complaining because they do not know how to use them properly. There is an art to press releases, its not just a matter of spinning a crappy article and posting to PRWeb, I bet lots of people do that. What a waist of money!
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  • Profile picture of the author AngelInvestor
    +1 Jim at #7 - it's not article marketing and it does not work if your piece is not news-worthy. Think PPC for an 20c payout offer - not the right vehicle.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    As with everything else, the value coming out depends on what you are putting into it.

    I have had dogs, and I have had grand slams with press releases... The same kinds of results I have had with article marketing, SEO and PPC campaigns...

    Sometimes it is an exercise in futility... But when those grand slams happen, that will make it possible to keep paying for that type of promotion for the next year or two...
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