PRWeb shared a case study with us, involving a firm that typically sees a boost in search engine rankings and a 50% spike in web traffic after they issue a release. In fact, for one release in particular, the firm saw a spike of 400% on two different Web sites, and the firm doesn't believe they were from the same users. They also incorporate social media tools like Twitter to extend the "shelf life" of press releases, and say that drives additional traffic.
It is definitely THE most cost-effective online distribution service that allows you to search-optimize your releases with keyword embedded links, attached files, images and more -- ensuring they'll be found in Google News and Yahoo News. And they can be found not only by media but also prospects and other buying influencers.
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If press releases have any potency now, it comes from showing up in Web searches and, hopefully in the process, raising a company’s profile online. Thanks to online distributors like PRWeb, your release can become virtually ubiquitous on the Web.
The next morning I got up and logged into my PRWeb account. They have a stat’s program that tells you how many pageviews your press released has received, and I was curious to see whether I’d gotten 5 or heaven forbid 20 clicks. (I’m such a pessimist at times!) Well you could have pushed me over with a calm summer breeze after I saw those numbers. At 7:30 am EST my press release already had 40,000+ pageviews. By the end of day, that number had surpassed 96,000.
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Our releases all have gotten us several links a piece and we also have three business deals that have been very good for our sites that came from releases we’ve issued putting us on that company’s radar in the first place. Press releases, and PRWeb as a distribution method, have earned their spot in our marketing budget.
A $200 press release remains one of the most inexpensive approaches to search engine optimization.