Best Press Release Service?

by Elsoft
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Whats the best press release service you have tried for your online business and what makes the service great for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
    Nice way to promote your website. However prlog and prweb have great domination in press release niche. They have successfully escaped all Google updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elsoft
    Well, I trust you might have tried other services not listed above, you are free to add what you feel is the best service and what makes the service great. Its more about a comparative study than a simple promotion. Of course, Im looking to make it better in order to compete with the best and this post might help me get the necessary inputs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
      Originally Posted by Elsoft View Post

      Well, I trust you might have tried other services not listed above, you are free to add what you feel is the best service and what makes the service great. Its more about a comparative study than a simple promotion. Of course, Im looking to make it better in order to compete with the best and this post might help me get the necessary inputs.
      If you feel your service is better than other pr sites, then just advertise in WSO section. Make an exclusive package for warriors and just see the sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Singleton
    Why do people still use press release websites? On all the major ones I've looked at, the press releases are distributed on pages with a PageRank of zero? Am I missing something?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
      Originally Posted by Alex Singleton View Post

      Why do people still use press release websites? On all the major ones I've looked at, the press releases are distributed on pages with a PageRank of zero? Am I missing something?
      I've seen PRWeb.com content listed in Yahoo which usually ends up on the 1st page of Google in the top spots...

      ...But they are costly

      but I don't suggest entering your phone number when joining their service.

      They call every single day trying to get you to use their service
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    • Profile picture of the author Big Ben
      Originally Posted by Alex Singleton View Post

      Why do people still use press release websites? On all the major ones I've looked at, the press releases are distributed on pages with a PageRank of zero? Am I missing something?
      Getting high Pr links should be the last reason for a press release. The purpose is to spread the news of your product or service and have your site exposed to real eye balls. Pagerank is over rated and a bad model to use for marketing your website
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  • Profile picture of the author Elsoft
    People still use press releases because it still works.

    A quality press release, distributed carefully among popular news sites does play a significant role in boosting the traffic to the website. As the business reaches the audience through the news, it carries authority. And good news sites are respected by Google bots as well, so as one of the previous posts mentioned, they are immune to the Google updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cheeth
    There also a couple of press release services on the warrior forum that I've heard very good things a bout, search for press release monkey
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    • Profile picture of the author SkillDan
      Sure, everyone knows PR Web and PRNewswire. Would also recommend Webwire. A fraction of the cost. And if you write a good release (which is always the core of getting noticed) and use your keywords effectively, you'll get the same coverage. One of my recent releases got 20,000 Facebook Likes. I teach people how to do it themselves. If you do press releases for people, you have a valuable service.
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      • Profile picture of the author revolution109
        Its not so much the number of sites you can get your Press release on but the quality of PR sites that makes a difference. If you can get a good piece going, you have a great chance of going viral.
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      • Originally Posted by SkillDan View Post

        Sure, everyone knows PR Web and PRNewswire. Would also recommend Webwire. A fraction of the cost. And if you write a good release (which is always the core of getting noticed) and use your keywords effectively, you'll get the same coverage. One of my recent releases got 20,000 Facebook Likes. I teach people how to do it themselves. If you do press releases for people, you have a valuable service.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Out of these three sites, PRWeb is the only one that count among few others.

    You missed : PR Newswire which is by far one of the biggest PR if not the biggest (I never used them because of their price compare to PRWeb) but if you looking for best, you would want to compare every Big PR Service out there.

    I Personally never heard of PR attack and its name kind of say something lol. PRLog, never heard much of it.

    I would think twice before jump into any PR Service, few are good out there.

    I have my own criteria to measure if a company worth to even give it a shot. You can easily figure out a real one from a bogus one with some research
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    PRWeb is awesome. I haven't use many others. I tried a few free services awhile back but it was a waste of time. I generate a ton of traffic from PRWeb. There's a spike for the first 2 days, but traffic continues.

    Talk to them about a subscription because it's WAY cheaper per press release. I bought a package where I can send out one press release every day for a year. I rotate a press release for each of my sites. Each week, each of my sites are promoted twice with a press release. For the money and time investment, it's a great deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    I've heard a lot of good reviews about prweb, but never yet tried.
    I use fiverr for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elsoft
    I can understand the reputation of prweb being an established player and most of the people who posted here have used only prweb. I believe, its not going to be a fair comparison unless its between services you have tried or researched.
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  • Profile picture of the author claymc
    I submit PR's thru PRWeb.. If you need a release, please PM me for details
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    • Profile picture of the author Elsoft
      Originally Posted by claymc View Post

      I submit PR's thru PRWeb.. If you need a release, please PM me for details
      No Thanks. I provide Press release service myself, which I believe is comparable if not better than most other high cost PR services.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by Elsoft View Post

        No Thanks. I provide Press release service myself, which I believe is comparable if not better than most other high cost PR services.
        So, are you here to provide valuable information and a true comparison of services, or just tell us you are the best and self promote?
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  • Profile picture of the author Elsoft
    The purpose of this thread is just to carry out the survey of available PR services, which have been used by the IMers. As you can see the thread has already provided an additional reference to PR service, PRNewswire and some clarification on the relevance of pr of news sites for a press release have been provided. And I expect a lot more interesting stuff on the thread.

    I have just responded to the post above, and you are free to add to that. Im not providing a vis a vis comparison here, but listening to the feedback of the users.And I dont think theres nothing wrong with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
    PRWeb has got an awesome site, think I'll check them out when I do my product launch next year. Cheers for the link.
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  • The best press release service to promote your web site or product...?
    Fiverr!
    With the right providers, Fiverr is a very good source to use to promote your press release.
    That's one service that would benefit every warrior. Lol.
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  • Aside from Fiverr, which is choice number one for press release promotions, I also like prWeb because they have some really good sites on their list to promote to.
    But again, have you ever tried to see what Fiverr can do for your Press releases?
    Get the right fella, and you got yourself a PR-machine
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    you wont get much better than PRWEB and webwire.

    but realistically you have to remember one thing!

    A BLOODY GOOD PRESS RELEASE.

    most silly marketers whine about press releases being crappy, however all they did was spam a crappy article out there in cyberspace.

    A well written press release, you know, something news worthy can bring you very good results..

    P.S. Go study effective / well written press releases. I have not seen one of them being a spun article. They are high quality, they have a hook, and keep you engaged right too the end. And then what is at the end, the website of course. Viola!
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    • Profile picture of the author IceCreamTruck
      I'm looking at WebWire. Has anyone used the WebPost offer for $24.95? I'm just looking for a PR service that will help build links to my site.

      I've used PR Web in the past but their prices have gone up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I like prlog, but PRweb takes the cake.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freshmorning
    Well, PrWeb Is really professional as you get to yahoo news through it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Tan
    In Press Release Distribution, you can go for the free ones or the paid ones. The free ones will get you republications and SEO value, but they don't work as hard pushing you to the media. We can also get on to Fiverr for $5 for submission to many free PR sites.

    Coming to the PAID ones, which is what we marketers are mostly using, usually involves a newswire.

    The currently BIG four in the World: AssociatedPress (AP Wire), PRNewswire (PRN), BusinessWire and MarketWire.

    BusinessWire and MarketWire are mostly focused on corporate PRs, earnings announcements and regulatory fulfilments. They are pricey as well, but do get the most attention in the financial industry.

    For marketers like us, the best choices are AssociatedPress and PRNewswire. You can use WebWire, eReleases, PRLog Advanced and few other companies to reach the PRNewswire. They are the resellers for PRN.

    To reach AssociatedPress, you can send your release through PRWeb or MarketersMedia.

    In terms of Press Release Distribution, always look for:

    1) Republication of your press release, aka. Online Pickups. Many times Google will just ignore duplicated pickups, unless you are using some clipping services, you are not going to see the full result of which sites have picked you up. Certain PR services provide a report, including PRWeb and MM. Online Pickups are what most marketers measure how successful a PR campaign is, but this is definitely NOT the real power of press release.

    2) Media Reach. Now this is the purpose of a press release. You want your story to be read by the journalists. Your story can be picked up for further development, including a coverage in newspaper, interviews in Radio/TV and more. Going with an advertising budget to reach this effect can usually cost hundreds of thousands, but doing this via a successful PR campaign can save you lots of money. Most newswires are subscribed by journalists and they do reach the media.

    3) News archive. Mostly unknown to the IM industry, the PR professionals use news archive. You may have heard of clipping services, that's a service to monitor and track news from major publications. Google may not to tracking all the publications or what a journalist read, but news archive is a source journalist will always refer to. Your news should also be syndicated to news archives. For instance, MarketersMedia's news reaches LexisNexis, DowJones' Factiva and Comtex to name a few. 80% of Fortune 500 companies subscribe to Factiva. This means your news will be reach the key decision makers!

    I hope these information will help when you are planning for your next Press Release campaign. Don't just hire a $5 writer. Work out your pitch, it's worth paying attention to quality.

    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author expresswriters
    PR Web is mediocre at best. If you have a REAL story that you need to reach the masses, PR Newswire is by far the best solution on the Web today.
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