If you want to get more out of your online coverage and distribution then the results from using a paid service, such as Business Wire can be very positive. However if you are fairly new to the area of SEO and Public Relations, using the free PR sites is still worth a dabble.
Here are Five services that I have used and tested.
PRLog is a reputable service that allows you to upload news completely free of charge. You can select your choice of category and highlight the key words that you wish promote. Although PrLog does not allow anchor key word links you can still add your company’s website Url.
Big News www.bignews.biz
This service allows you to upload a press release with a website Url and ensures that you have a chance of linking to Google news, which enables more coverage, with potentially encouraging more traffic.
Pr Fire www.prfire.co.uk
PR Fire enables you to add a press release to the site, including one active link within the text. You can then pay extra if you wish to embed images and more SEO do- follow links within the copy. PR fire distributes your news to other sites but this is an added fee.
Online PR News www.onlineprnews.com
The benefit of using this service is that your articles remain indexed and searchable for months and years. You can create anchor text inbound links that point to your website and implement driving traffic.
Really simple to use- this wire service submits your news to Google News enabling a chance for it to be picked up very easily. It also includes a screen shot of your website which gives you free exposure. Published within 1-2 days
1888 Press release www.1888pressrelease.com
This site once again provides you with an instant submission service and you are able to add in a key links within the text. You can edit and format the text to suit your required style and the website also offers some useful tips.
It is worthwhile testing all of the free PR submission services and seeing what works best for you. Tracking the news once it has been made live, helps you to monitor and evaluate the results.
Type in “Title of news release” into Google and your release will show up in all possible results.