Free, Press Releases — What Does that Mean?
Free — 10 : not costing or charging anything — Merriam-Webster Online
Press Release — press release, release (an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation) — Wordnet at Princeton University
Great Find: Blogging Secret Free Press Release Sites!!
Target Audience: Anyone who has news to announce to an online audience
Using the List
I’ve not been to every site on the list. Nor would I take for granted that every service is free. I know that, PRWeb, possibly the most well-known press release service online, has fee-based offerings. Each of these sites provides guidance for beginners and direction for reaching the market most effectively. Read through the press releases they currently have on display to see which are most compatible with what you want to share news about. That will be the pr site that’s the best fit for you.
I’ll use PRWeb as a model for what you might look for in support. They provide templates, tips and guidelines for the press release writer. The tips and guidelines show writers where focus attention in preparing content to prepare a strong press release. Points in this section include:
- Is your news “newsworthy?”
- Start strong.
- Write for the Media.
- Not everything is news.
- Does your press release illustrate?
- Stick to the facts.
- Pick an angle.
- Use active, not passive, voice
- Economics of words.
- Beware of jargon.
- Avoid the hype.
- Get Permission.
You might notice that what they’re suggesting is quality writing and content.
To visit the entire list of Blogging Secret Free Press Release Sites!! click on the title below.
No one needs all of the places on this list. You might read through a few, if you need a broad and specialized education in using press releases. Next, check their services to find the best fit for the support you need. Then, look through the press releases at each site for those that match well with your product launch. Finally, you might also do a search on Google and Google Blog Seach to find which of these sites are being talked about on the PR blogs.
Do you know the sites this list? Which have you used and which do you recommend?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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