I recently used PRBuzz to distribute a press release that I wrote myself (very good quality, appropriate content for a press release). PRBuzz will not report the exact links of the press releases it distributes, but essentially shows you how to find them yourself by checking the sites to which it distributes and scrolling through until you see your press release. Through this method, I have been able to locate dozens of precise URLs that are showing my press release, complete with 3 backlinks to my affiliate site (each using targeted-keyword anchor text). However, searching in Google the "exact title" of my press release does not return anywhere near this many results. My question is basically: does Google not index these extra links because it recognizes the other versions as duplicate content? It's true that each version is not unique and therefore is duplicate content, but I thought press releases were sort of immune to this sort of treatment by SEs. Am I wrong about that? Or is my information just old, and Google no longer indexes duplicate press releases? Perhaps this was never actually the case, and duplicate press releases only served the purpose of exposing the news and affiliate links to actual people, as opposed to crawlers. Either way, it's a positive - but it would be much better if I could get each one of these links indexed. Which brings me to my next point... (Which involves some black hat seo) Should I/Could I use something like scrapebox to create links to that outer wheel (non-indexed press releases) on blog comments and the like? Would this be an effective method to either A) getting the extra press releases indexed or B) simply increasing the web presence of my affiliate site (the money site) through an extra tier of backlinks? I've heard that press releases aren't quite what they used to be in terms of SEO - perhaps this is exactly why. In any case, does anyone have any advice of how to take advantage of all these non-indexed press releases?