Discussion in 'SEO - Link building' started by PauloPaul, Apr 24, 2012.
Transaction ID ***********303T
Send me a sample i review before ordering.
Hi mate, interested in this service with Reuters / Yahoo.
Could you send in samples of link placement with the normal PRs and the ones on Reuters / Yahoo?
Also PM me the discount coupon code if any.
After 2 reuters packages, any discounts flying around? : )
Its already discounted from 225
Order placed ************8493135P.
Review of Press Release Service: (Used them for a few months - listing pros/cons)
Communication is damn near perfect, and it wasn't for the fact that he responds to questions when the Western world is sleep and his/their holidays don't correspond with our holidays; I would have assumed he lived in the UK or the states. Their English is that good when it comes to support e-mails & PMs.
I really don't know how he does it. But I'm impressed with the organization. Some times I have so many press release orders at once, I'm confused as to what is still out there. Yet, even though the e-mails have the same subject, they still are able to keep them all separate and send me updates in terms of the links going live. He speaks in the first person, yet there has to be a team, based on organization and e-mails alone. Calls me by my first name every single time; even if I e-mail him from some obscure e-mail.
Writing in terms of the Press Release:
There are some press releases in the marketplace that are $5.00. Now those services are good as I've used them also. Yet, if you have some upscale client or some business. PRWhirlwind is what you need to invest them. English is my native language, and they crush the writing in terms of grammar, verbs, etc.They have found mistakes in the language that I have overlooked. Only thing I noticed is when the draft is submitted back to you via Microsoft Word you can see the author's name(normally the same guy) in the info. I tend to remove that before having the client check it.
Before I settled on PRWhirlwind service, I received a sample report from every single seller in the Marketplace that had a PR Service. There is no seller who can say they didn't send me a sample report. PRWhirlwind is the only one that stands out. A lot of them just have icons (in the report) to click on with no information to support it. PRWhirlwind has the region and how much traffic that site receives. The thing that stands out is that they don't have any traffic information in the report in terms of the main site. I recall another seller had some basic(very basic) information in their report. But, the fact that no other seller offers Reuters outweighs the traffic information and I haven't had a client yet ask for that. Yet, my biggest concern is that when the PR is distributed; on majority of the media outlets it links back to who the main distributor is. So, if the client wants to cut you out go to the main distributor. They can. So, it's probably best to still ask for less then what the main distributor is asking for in regards for a normal client.
Sometimes I've had to go through 6 revisions for some press releases; based on the client. Staff was never short or getting frustrated. Just acted like it was the first revision and stood on standby. I actually had a press release on standby for close to a month, when a client disappeared. PRWhirlwind picked up where we left out, when the client came back. PRWhirlwind also does distribution and writing only. I once pre-paid him/them for a distribution only. Once he got the press release, he informed me that they couldn't distribution due to the topic. Mentally, I was freaking out about having to get a refund or having to go through paypal dispute process. It was never an issue. I asked for a refund, and it back in my account less than 72 hours later.
Overall 8/9 out of 10 - Biggest issue is that when the press release is distributed, on some of the sites it links back to the main distributors web page.
Hi OSolution, we truly appreciate the elaborate feedback and the time taken to write it! We have reached out to you regarding some of the concerns and it has been our great pleasure to work on your press release orders
Hi serialent, thank you for the feedback and we truly appreciate the time was taken and it was our great pleasure to work on your press release.
Thank you for your orders, Sapereaude and koolaidman
PM sent, everyone and do check your inbox
Another order *******02300F. Cheers.
Great review. Would you (or the OP) mind telling us what % of the links only go back to the main distibutor's website? And what % link to the actual money site?
Yes, after reading your question, I can see how my review's wording can be confusing. Honestly all the sites I checked - the links to the 'money site' is there, so 100% of the links, link back to the money site.
What I mean by linking back to the main distributor; is that on some of the links/news sites there is a 'sub-link' (best way I can describe it) to the main distributor's website also. The link to the money site is still there, but there is also a link to the main distributor.
Thanks for explaining.
Interested.. Please send samples.
I just placed an order for 2 packages for 2 sites (Transaction ID: 2JY72716UP340894N)... I did my best to fill in the form. But it might be hard to understand with 2 sites. Let me know if you need any clarification. Looking forward to working with you.
Please get in touch with me before you start this order (Transaction ID: 2JY72716UP340894N). I changed my mind and only want to use Brand Name and naked URLS... no link text. Thanks
Thank you for your orders, Sapereaude and KennyH .
KennyH, we have reached out to you via the confirmation email. Thanks.
PM sent, Melvin Rajiv and do check your inbox. Thanks
I'm interested but curious, why is Reuters pack worth so much more ?
Ordered the Reuters package. Fast delivery and expert PR writing. Highly recommended and will order again soon!
Thank you for the feedback, krutoyrus and greatly appreciate the time taken. It was a pleasure working with you and your press release
PM sent, beards and do check your inbox. Thanks
Review: Seller took time to answer my questions and was patient as I changed my order details. The press release was written in clearly and professionally. It was distributed to 300+, all of which are easily verified in a nice report which they give to you when complete. TAT was 3 days. All in all I am very pleased with this service. It is a very good value for the money.
Question: I am interested to see what the SEO effects will be from this package. I've never used a press release service before, so I don't know what to expect. All of the articles that I spot checked were nofollow (as I expected) and the same release is pushed out to all outlets. I always thought that duplicate content is bad for SEO, but I was told this isn't the case for press releases because they are being pushed to authoritative sites. I wonder if my money site will gain any credibility from these? Will I see these backlinks in webmaster? Will they count as referring domains?
I guess these are the questions that I should have asked before I purchased the package, but hey... hindsight is 20/20. You live and you learn. That being said, if @PauloPaul would like to answer any of these question on what to expect, I'd appreciate it.
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