A Press Release and Rockin it Old School Day 19
Free press and more free press! I love the old school press I still get two newspapers on my step each day our local paper and the USA Today. I try to think about it this way when I am writing a press release each and every day reporters have to full up this entire paper or magazine or or or why not fill tiny piece with something about Eat Create Design or Churchville?
Day 19 and the amazing question is which methods do you want to use to build your platform and increase your influence?
1. We use free press release sites to get the word out!
2. We make a list of target publication and befriend the reporters.
3. Work on just being a pay it forward type person in and around social media.
Here is a list of some great free press sites and a share from me and a link for Mashable.
1888PressRelease.com – Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving.
ClickPress.com – Distributs to sites like Google News and Topix.net, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis.
EcommWire.com – Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links.
Express-Press-Release.com – Free distribution company with offices in 12 states.
Free-Press-Release.com – Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts.
Free-Press-Release-Center.info – Distributes your release, offers a web page with one keyword link to your site. Pro upgrade will give you three links, permanent archiving and more.
I-Newswire.com – Allows for free distribution to sites and search engines, premium membership differs only slightly in adding in graphics.
NewswireToday.com – All the usual free distribution tools, premium service includes logo, product picture and more.
PR.com – Not only will they distribute your press releases, but you can also set up a full company profile.
PR9.net – Ad supported press distribution site.
PR-Inside.com – European-based free press release distribution site.
PRBuzz.com – Completely free distribution to search engines, news sites, and blogs.
PRCompass.com – Distribute your press release with a free or paid version, others can vote it up ala Digg style.
PRUrgent.com – Not only distributes your release, but attempts to teach you how to write one, and even offers down loadable samples for you to work with.
Press-Base.com – Submit your release for free and get on their front page and the category of your choice.
PressAbout.com – A free press release service formatted as a blog.
PressMethod.com – Free press release distribution no matter what, but extra services based on the size of your contribution.
PRLeap.com – Free distribution to search engines, newswires, and RSS feeds. Fee based bumps get you better placement.
PRLog.org – Free distribution to Google News and other other search engines.
TheOpenPress.com – Gives free distribution for plain formatted releases, fees for HTML-coded releases.