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Does Press Release still work for SEO?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by theincredibleseo, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. theincredibleseo

    theincredibleseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is Press Release still working for seo? Can I buy any 100 press release postings from BHW thread or any other fiverr gigs for my new money site?

    Can any one suggest me.
     
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    Press releases work,

    That crap you are trying to pass off as a press release won't.
     
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    Recently i had read in Moz Blog about press release. Hence I am confirming in this thread.

    Nice reply.. Hope you are having a thread or any service for press release submissions.
     
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    It was a gold mine once... and still works good. Depends how you are using it.
     
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    I'm afraid to ask how one would "buy 100 press release postings from BHW" Do you know what a press release is?
     
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    It works in some sense.. For example Press Releases (sometimes) get picked up as news and temporarily show up on the page 1 feed for a few hours. after that they pretty much disappear.


    The upside if you have a site WORTH visiting and linking to then you have a chance of getting social mentions, organic links etc... As for pure SEO purposes I would say they are ok for diversity but keep in mind 90% of press release sites and the sites that pick up the releases give you a No Follow link.

    Therefore I would use Press Releases as intended, for publicity not for ranking necessarily.
     
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    Press releases can work as a component of a direct linking traffic strategy, where you intend to get a blitz of short term but relevant traffic to a site. If your monetizing element is tied to a controversial niche or topic that creates evergreen buzz (like "finally, a cure for nagging women!") or some such, the initial blitz will lead to organic links from community discussions on social sites, and other viral momentum.
     
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    Press release submission are still working for seo, and getting a high quality backlink form press release submission is depend's upon the quality press release content and high pr submission.
     
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    Primarily, a press release should be a news worthy event, and it should be distributed to news feeds and aggregators so that people looking for content will have it.

    The power of a press release is the exposure it creates for your company from being picked up as a news story by other sites on the web.

    Press release sites are garbage, you need individual entities to pick up your story.

    For that reason, there needs to be a story.
     
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    matt cutts did spoil the fun with press releases, I remember some month back Terry Kyle did a case study with PR and made a quite a few hunded dollars from single release but now the authority for most releases have been scaled down.
     
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    How you can buy 100 PR postings from this forum buddy.
    As press release is a well written article, that is published in the press release site and syndicate or posted the link of the website to another third party website.
     
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    In my suggestion yes press release still work for seo.A well-written press release should contain embedded links to key web pages on your site. Then, when it is distributed through a press release distribution service and is syndicated and posted on numerous third-party websites and blogs, you automatically have a powerful set of links (with chosen anchor text) back to your site. This means those links serve as a link signal for the major search engines and elevate your search visibility for your website.
     
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    Actually, that is not what a press release is.

    That is spaming press releases, and exactly why all the press release sites have been hit so hard they are junk links.

    Press releases are not articles, they do not "sell". They have a specific format to follow, and they are designed to announce NEWS.

    A press release is a public announcement of newsworthy information about your company. It should be a press release, not an article posted on an article mill.

    If it is not newsworthy, it is not a press release, and it will not get picked up by the news feeds.

    Putting fake press releases on press release sites will not help you rank.
     
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  16. Ambitious12

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    Ok got it :)
    Thanks for this effective information.
    Actually, when I was searching about "how to rank sites", then I got this PR task, in which it was mentioned there that PR is the process of submitting an informative articles to the PR submission sites, that will syndicate the links and helps in improving the site rank.

    Please, make me clear some what, that how these PR submission actually help for improving the site ranking.