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I want to write an article about where my industry is heading for 2013 and have it as a kind of a Question and answer and submit it in PRweb.com

But I am trying to think can I really write my own article about my own business. I have read and read and read but I cannot figure out how exactly the article is going to look when it gets published. Does the journalist take what I write and change it, do they investigate and publish an entirely different story? How does this service actually work in detail. If someone can post the copy they used and the actually article printed on thew news site I would like to know.

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  • Profile picture of the author customs
    PRWeb distributes press releases.

    You can't submit an article. You have to write a press release and submit it.

    I suggest you to learn about press releases a little, before submitting anything.

    And PRWeb is not the best option. You can find better deals in terms of price/distribution size.
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    • Profile picture of the author hondablaster
      That is the information I cannot find.

      What does my press release look like how can I write a press release about myself. The examples I see make it worse and more confusing because I cannot tell if the business owner wrote it, or a journalist.

      I have been at it for two days and I am even thinking of just spending the $200 for a test run so I can better get a grasp on the process.

      I think the issue is that my idea of what a press release would look like and contain is different than what I am seeing and that is making me confused.

      Can anyone else add some clarity?
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      • Profile picture of the author customs
        Originally Posted by hondablaster View Post

        That is the information I cannot find.
        Can anyone else add some clarity?
        Do you have any news about your business?

        Take some and use it.

        There are plenty examples and guides on the web: How to Write a Press Release (with Free Sample)
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Write your indepth 2013 industry predictions and publish it on YOUR own site. Then write the press release promoting that article. Don't give it all away in the press release.
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  • Profile picture of the author dogstar
    hondablaster, retsek is right. Write a great article for your own blog about your predictions.
    Then you write a press release about your new article (it will be a good subject for PR). And then choose where to submit your press release. To learn the correct format (and this is pretty strict in the PR industry) do a search here on WF or on google for "press release format". You should be able to insert a link or two to your article on your blog or website into the release to get back links from the sites that accept and post your press release. But, the format of your release is critical to it being taken seriously. It cannot be an advertisement for you or your site. The press releases are always written in the 3rd person as if a reporter was reporting on your new article or whatever is the topic of the release.
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    • Profile picture of the author nysilly
      I agree with second poster, PRweb is not for article submission, and they're guidelines are very strict. If you're looking for an article site that has 100k subscribers, pm me.
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    • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
      Hi,

      If you'd lke to cut corners ans speed thing up and are looking to write a press release about your article then you can do so if you'd like using my press release software that has a specific template for an article, see my signature for more information


      Best of Luck,

      Justin


      Originally Posted by dogstar View Post

      hondablaster, retsek is right. Write a great article for your own blog about your predictions.
      Then you write a press release about your new article (it will be a good subject for PR). And then choose where to submit your press release. To learn the correct format (and this is pretty strict in the PR industry) do a search here on WF or on google for "press release format". You should be able to insert a link or two to your article on your blog or website into the release to get back links from the sites that accept and post your press release. But, the format of your release is critical to it being taken seriously. It cannot be an advertisement for you or your site. The press releases are always written in the 3rd person as if a reporter was reporting on your new article or whatever is the topic of the release.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmfromh
    Try a press release service and see how they write it. Then you can get an idea. I've used the one below and they are great.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warriors...news-more.html
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    • Profile picture of the author linkassistant
      We've been using PR Web for two years now, and we're pretty much satisfied with the service and the results. We mostly submit news on software updates and our marketing campaigns, here's an example of a PR we had today: Link-Assistant.Com Announces Christmas Sale, Sums Up 2012 Results.

      Less than a month ago, the service ran into an issue of publishing a fake Google acquisition story: read a relevant SEL article.

      This article revealed other issues related to the service, including publishing "news" about viagra and such.

      Since then, PRWeb have gone an extra mile in improving their editorial procedures and restricting the types of content they accept.

      New editorial guidelines are strict indeed (yet pretty common-sense). Also, PRWeb now requires an authorization from top executives of companies mentioned in the news releases.

      However, again, PRWeb is a great PR distribution service, and they're working hard to make it nearly impossible for people to abuse it.
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulP51D
        I posted an article about how to write a PRon my blog here - I actually used PRWeb to distribute it.

        The post explains roughly what you should be looking to achieve in the way that you write the PR.

        I posted a second article showing exacly what my PR said. You will see how it is written in the third person, as if it was written by a journalist. Here

        What you are really looking to achieve with your PR is to write an article that a lazy editor could just drop into his publication without changing a word. Think of it that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachManny
    In my industry I follow a few keywords to see news out there on Google Alerts. My specific company comes up often on Google Alerts from PRWeb.

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  • Profile picture of the author jenness
    PRWeb does have strict guidelines. I just wrote a press release last week for my company. Some of the important points:

    - Do not write it from your company's point of view. Write it as if you're an unaffiliated journalist.
    - The press release must contain something newsworthy like a new product, launch of something, charity work, etc.
    - Whatever it is, it must have some basis in time. "Every item half off!" is not it. "For the Holiday season" is.
    - People can spot advertising a mile away, so don't use fluff words like "amazing" "the best" etc. You want to seem impartial and credible.

    I think those are the basics.
    If you want to test out your press release on PRweb, instead of $199 I can do it for you for $79.
    See here: $79 PRWeb Press Release

    Since I'm a new seller, I can put it up for you before receiving payment. Just want to get myself established!
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Tan
      Originally Posted by jenness View Post

      PRWeb does have strict guidelines. I just wrote a press release last week for my company. Some of the important points:

      - Do not write it from your company's point of view. Write it as if you're an unaffiliated journalist.
      - The press release must contain something newsworthy like a new product, launch of something, charity work, etc.
      - Whatever it is, it must have some basis in time. "Every item half off!" is not it. "For the Holiday season" is.
      - People can spot advertising a mile away, so don't use fluff words like "amazing" "the best" etc. You want to seem impartial and credible.

      I think those are the basics.
      If you want to test out your press release on PRweb, instead of $199 I can do it for you for $79.
      See here: $79 PRWeb Press Release

      Since I'm a new seller, I can put it up for you before receiving payment. Just want to get myself established!
      Most press release distribution services will have a very strict Editorial Guidelines. Especially if they have your news distributed to wire services.

      Press Release at MarketersMedia.com has the same strict guidelines. The prices are a lot lower. PRWeb distributes to AssociatedPress as the major newswire backbone, MarketersMedia.com is using the same backbone, distributing to AssociatedPress as well. MarketersMedia.com has it's own partnership with AssociatedPress.

      News from MM is also searchable in online archives like Factiva, LexisNexis, Comtext to name a few. This means you are getting into the Media's game. Almost 80% of Fortune 500 companies are using Factiva as their source of information. Many journalists have these media clipping services to break stories.

      Using Press Release as a means of SEO is a great idea, I am preaching this idea too and have few products on this. However, I do know that the effect can be shortlived. However, if your Press Release is written well enough to pitch a story coverage, you are definitely going to kill it.

      Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author iJonathan
    Originally Posted by hondablaster View Post

    I want to write an article about where my industry is heading for 2013 and have it as a kind of a Question and answer and submit it in PRweb.com

    But I am trying to think can I really write my own article about my own business. I have read and read and read but I cannot figure out how exactly the article is going to look when it gets published. Does the journalist take what I write and change it, do they investigate and publish an entirely different story? How does this service actually work in detail. If someone can post the copy they used and the actually article printed on thew news site I would like to know.

    Thanks
    For one of my earlier business, I used press release services by prattack.com. I was happy with the result. I must say they did a good job. I havent tried prweb, but it does seem the most popular of the lot. If you are looking for a sample of press release and tutorials on writing one, Google is the best place. There are some great sites explaining in detail. But if you are running a business, I think its best to let a professional do it for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProSence
    I didn't use it before, I would like to check it as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author kakucis
    PRWeb is for press release distribution. You should come up with some news worthy announcement related to your company or at least your niche to get approved on it.

    I have had a great success using it for my websites but it doesn't come cheap but since I am not investing any money in backlinks and only do press releases then it's ok to distribute at least one press release each month.

    Haven't seen a massive impact to the ranking right after press release distribution but most of my websites are PR4-5 so I guess this link building approach is working well in some way.
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    • Profile picture of the author rinor81
      I am interested promoting my new upcoming site using press release as well and was thinking about the site PR.COM

      1. Anyone used it? It has great prices and distributes to premium news sites as well.

      2. You're saying to write an article on my site and then promote it using the press release. But how do you make it news worthy?

      Thank you all,
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      • Profile picture of the author mmfromh
        Originally Posted by rinor81 View Post

        I am interested promoting my new upcoming site using press release as well and was thinking about the site PR.COM

        1. Anyone used it? It has great prices and distributes to premium news sites as well.

        2. You're saying to write an article on my site and then promote it using the press release. But how do you make it news worthy?

        Thank you all,
        Hi, I have been in your position before where had many questions about press releases and how effective and important they are. I haven't used PR.com but check out the press release deals in WSOs. There are some really good deals and worth a couple hundred dollars testing out services to gain knowledge and experience.
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