Everyone is promoting their products and services online to increase visibility. A really good and cost efficient way to increase exposure is through press releases. Plus, press releases will increase your site’s SEO and authority in the eyes of search engines – Google and Bing. But some of the paid press release distribution sites can be very expensive.
There are a lot of free press release distribution sites out there, but here are my top 5 picks for PR and Communication teams to explore:
Free Press Release: www.free-press-release.com
On this site, the free distribution option allows you to use specific font styles to create a more customized press release. For only $1 per release you can insert up to 3 images to add branding with a logo or enhance your release with pictures of an event or product.
PR.com : www.pr.com
PR.com has a different layout than the other sites. Their categories are the main focus of their website which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for and allows for more qualified traffic to be exposed to your press releases.
Here, i-newswire has an impressive list of their distribution partners on their home page and include channels such as: search engine distribution, new sites distribution, and RSS feed distribution.
PrLog’s press release plan has the most features available for free. With clickable links inside the body (a key feature to increase your website’s SEO), ability to include company logos, unlimited unique press releases, and more, this site allows for a truly customized press release at no cost to you.
24-7 Press Release: www.24-7pressrelease.com
The site offers several different press distribution options, including a free plan to submit up to one posting per day. They also provide great press release writing tips on their “PR Resources” page.
Although your distribution channel is important, the quality of your release is even more so. Each of the aforementioned resources, include helpful tips on writing eye-catching press releases. Try out a few of the sites to find the best fit for you and make sure you utilize your social media channels to get the optimal amount of exposure to your press releases for your business.
NOVEMBER 2017 UPDATE:
Here are some additional free press release sites:
- Newswire Today
- Online PR News
- 1888 Press Release
- Pitch Engine
- Briefing Wire
- Press Box UK
- Open PR
- The Open Press
- Free PR Now
- Click Press