Should I Post Press Releases on My Authority Site?

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Hey Everyone...a couple questions on publishing press releases on my authority (hope to be) site:

1. Is it advisable to post RELEVANT press releases on my site...and have relevant internal links from the PR's to my authority pages?

2. To start, I will have roughly 1 new well-written authority post per week on the site but PR posts every day. Will that 'dilute' the authority of the site?

Any input on this would be appreciated.

Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    What's your goal?
    Why do you care about the authority of your site? Are you thinking your domain authority is going to go down? Your spam score?


    Neither is relevant to anything, unless you sell backlinks.


    How do you have press releases daily? What do you do that's worthy of a press release every day?


    Backlinks from press release sites tend to have the nofollow tag, so they do not pass juice. Most press releases will not send you any visitors.


    So, what are you after?



    Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

    Hey Everyone...a couple questions on publishing press releases on my authority (hope to be) site:

    1. Is it advisable to post RELEVANT press releases on my site...and have relevant internal links from the PR's to my authority pages?

    2. To start, I will have roughly 1 new well-written authority post per week on the site but PR posts every day. Will that 'dilute' the authority of the site?

    Any input on this would be appreciated.

    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author dsimms
    a press release could be good for product launches.

    Since PR carry no follow links, no authority gained, however, you may see in-direct benefits, probably nothing to brag about.

    You may see temp traffic gains but will return to normal once the article is out of site, and out of mind.

    PR is good for link diversity if your ancor/text ratios are out of balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author praetserge
    My 2 cents... get authority first and then posts relevant PR's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
    Sorry I wasn't clear:

    These would be press releases from OTHER companies, not my own...that are in my niche.

    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    I dont know that the PRs would be dilutive, per se, but I do wonder whether there are more effective means to establish your domain expertise. Is your niche big enough that it generates a high volume of read-worthy articles you might curate and post - with a short introduction to tee them up? (Jason Hirschorn used to do this with his MEdia Redef newsletter, for ex). If generating multiple pieces of new long form content weekly isn't tenable, perhaps shorter form pieces telling the "story" of select areas of the niche's history, or of key concepts your weekly readers may want to more deeply understand, is worth thinking about? (Sahil Bloom and 10-k Diver do a great job of this in the Finance niche on Twitter).

    PRs can be informative, but might not be particularly additive when it comes to developing *your* site's "voice." IMO it might be worth thinking about other ( not necessarily hugely labor intensive) ways to differentiate your site/its voice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
      I should add: this is an SEO tagged thread, so, to DABK's point, understanding your objectives for SEO specifically would be helpful (the guidance I gave relates more to general audience building)
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
        Originally Posted by Matthew Stanley View Post

        I should add: this is an SEO tagged thread, so, to DABK's point, understanding your objectives for SEO specifically would be helpful (the guidance I gave relates more to general audience building)
        From an SEO perspective, if the PR posts on my site are indexed, and then have relevant internal links to longer form SEO's posts/guides, does that not pass some internal link juice?

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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          If you interlink them, they pass juice. But they have so little it's not really worth it.


          Look into Silo structures for SEO. See Bruce Clay's article on them.


          Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

          From an SEO perspective, if the PR posts on my site are indexed, and then have relevant internal links to longer form SEO's posts/guides, does that not pass some internal link juice?

          Ken
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          • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
            Originally Posted by DABK View Post

            If you interlink them, they pass juice. But they have so little it's not really worth it.


            Look into Silo structures for SEO. See Bruce Clay's article on them.
            Too funny....I was just reading a Bruce Clay article. Thanks for this...he knows his stuff!

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    • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
      Originally Posted by Matthew Stanley View Post

      I dont know that the PRs would be dilutive, per se, but I do wonder whether there are more effective means to establish your domain expertise. Is your niche big enough that it generates a high volume of read-worthy articles you might curate and post - with a short introduction to tee them up? (Jason Hirschorn used to do this with his MEdia Redef newsletter, for ex). If generating multiple pieces of new long form content weekly isn't tenable, perhaps shorter form pieces telling the "story" of select areas of the niche's history, or of key concepts your weekly readers may want to more deeply understand, is worth thinking about? (Sahil Bloom and 10-k Diver do a great job of this in the Finance niche on Twitter).

      PRs can be informative, but might not be particularly additive when it comes to developing *your* site's "voice." IMO it might be worth thinking about other ( not necessarily hugely labor intensive) ways to differentiate your site/its voice.
      Thank you Matthew for your reply. Yeah...some different angles that you've made me consider, which is a good thing!
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Authority???

    Based on which metrics?



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    • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
      Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

      Authority???

      Based on which metrics?



      fastreplies
      Yes...that was kind of a general definition. I'm thinking link authority from an internal linking perspective.

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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    If it adds value to your site then why not?
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