Top ten free press release distribution services.

By Frank Marafiote • April 17th, 2012

Top ten free press release services. Internet businesses, consultants, coaches, service businesses — all have a nearly insatiable need to market their services. “Keeping the pipeline full” is a constant source of worry and an on-going battle.

Most businesses wisely use an integrated marketing approach: networking, directory advertising, local and Internet advertising, and participation in various online social networks. One marketing tool that is often under-utilized or applied ineffectively is publicity, either generated by news releases or feature stories.

Although ”getting ink” in the local newspaper and business magazine is a terrific lead generator, many other publicity channels are frequently overlooked. Blogs, web sites, RSS feeds, and online news outlets are all hungry for new information. And one of the best methods of delivering news to these channels is through online news distribution services.

I’ve put together a list of the ten best free press release services. All of these sites are suitable for businesses trying to market their services. In fact, there is no reason why you could not use several of them to extend your reach. Most offer additional, fee-based products in addition to their free services.

Twenty ways to get the most out of your press release.

Of course, to distribute a press release for free means you need to write a press release, or have one written for you. If you are looking for professional assistance, I offer press release writing for a very reasonable fee. I have been writing news releases since 1976 and promise a professional job.

Here’s my list of the Ten Best Free Press Release Distribution Services –

#1 Free Press Release.com
Free-Press-Release.com has been the No. 1 in the free press release distribution service area since 2003. Customers can submit an unlimited number of release, up to 3,000 words in length.

#2 Prlog.org
Some of the features of this service include: HTML links in the press release body, search engine optimized dedicated web page & PDF version, multiple categories & keywords, spam protection on your email address, the ability to edit/delete press releases, press release scheduling. Press release distribution includes Google News, numerous search engines, numerous javascript, html & RSS feeds.

#3 1888pressrelease.com
Customers can distribute releases to search engines, news-wires and websites to help increase awareness of their product, company, or self.  Services aim to help customers reach journalists and improve visibility in search engine listings, a concept known as search engine optimization, so customers can get the most publicity possible.

The service allows customers to attach files, logos or images to their press release so they’re ready for journalists and others who need the information for publication. A customer’s website can also be displayed within the press release to make it easy to lead readers directly to the site.

#4 I-Newswire.com
Customers may only submit one release per week per website per company. Customers found abusing the free submission can be banned from using the service. They do not allow the placement of html in the releases; however, customers may use complete URL’s in their releases.

#5 PR.com
PR.com is a directory of businesses, products and services, a press release distribution service, job search website, and online publication of articles, reviews and celebrity interviews.  Customers can submit news and press releases via their global online news and press release distribution service with distribution points such as AskJeeves News, Excite News, Topix.net, MSN News.

#6 Free-Press-Release-Center
This is an online news and press release distribution service for small and medium-sized businesses and corporate communications.

The service allows keyword linking. With each press release customers can choose a keyword and a URL which will appear as a link (using the keyword as the anchor text) in their press release.

#7 24-7 Press Release
Through their strategic partnership with PR Newswire, this service’s Mass Media Distribution distribution package offers broad exposure for customers. The PR Newswire network allows press releases to be accessed by nearly 80,000 journalists and distribution to approximately 4000+ web sites including Yahoo News, Google News, CBS Marketwatch, MSNBC, ABC News, CNN.com, and AOL.

In addition to their free press release service, they also offer submission approvals within 48 hours, the ability to schedule your release for a future date, over 400 industry channels, distribution to opt-in journalists, freelance writers and RSS/Javascript subscribers, and press releases stored in database for possible future story seekers.

#8 Free-Press-Releases
This service says its press releases end up on Google News and thousands of niche sites across the Internet. Many websites with focused subject areas take content from its categories relevant to their readers and display as news on their own sites.  Freepressreleases is also indexed by many global news mining organisations that hunt for specific information.  Freepressreleases also offers each category as a specific RSS feed.

#9 PressAbout.com
PressAbout.com is a free press release distribution service in the form of a blog. This allows customers to distribute press releases to search engines, news-wires and websites to help increase awareness company or personal products and services for free. The service aims to help customers reach the public directly and improve visibility in search engine listings. All press releases will be read to ensure the quality of the site is maintained.

#10 PressMethod
PressMethod is an international free press release distribution company. Their mission is to help the Internet community access interesting stories happening in the business world.

 

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