16 Free Press Release Distribution Sites

Press releases are an important part of every marketing plan, but to get the most bang for your buck, you must do everything you can to distribute to your target audience and beyond. The obvious first step is to post it on your website and then share a link via Twitter, Google+, FaceBook, LinkedIn, and any other social media outlet you currently care about. The second step is to email the press release to your current list of clients and leads.  But to reach an even greater audience, you need to take a few extra steps to distribute the press release to the media.

  • 24-7PressRelease.com – Free release distribution with ad-support; limits one free press release per day. Paid services offer better distribution and placement.
  • 1888PressRelease.com – Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement.
  • BriefingWire.com – Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement.
  • ClickPress.com– Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement.
  • EcommWire.com – Focuses on ecommerce and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links.
  • Express-Press-Release.com – The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, 37 industry-specific PR blogs and a major PR forum
  • Free-Press-Release.com – Free distribution. Like other sites, offer more features for paid accounts, including video press releases. Who knew?
  • Free-Press-Release-Center.info – Free distribution with a web page with one keyword link to your site. Pro upgrade available.
  • NewswireToday.com – Free distribution. Premium service includes logo, product images, etc.
  • PR.com – Free Distribution, plus you can set up a full company profile.
  • PR9.net – Ad supported press distribution site.
  • PRUrgent.com – Free distribution with paid services for faster distribution. Offers tips on writing press releases and has several rules (no adult sites, gambling, etc.).
  • Press-Base.com – Free press release distribution with option to place in one of their predefined categories.
  • PressAbout.com – A free press release service formatted as a blog.
  • PressMethod.com – Free press release distribution; paid services available.
  • PRLog.org – Free distribution to Google News and other other search engines.

Previously free, now fee based sites:

The following sites previously offered free distribution, but have now changed to a fee based model.

  • eReleases.com – Paid PR writing and submission plans. Promises to connect you to real people.
  • I-Newswire.com – $35 per release, or join one of three monthly subscription plans for $47, $77, $197
  • PRbuzz.com – Annual subscription of $299/year (standard) or $499 (premium). Offering SEO, photos, archives, etc.
  • PRLeap.com – Three payment options based on number of press releases distributed per month. Site offers diribution to search engines, newswires, and RSS feeds. Fee based bumps get you better placement.
  • TheOpenPress.com – Pricing starts at $10 for starred listings and news articles. Additional services and pricing offered for wider distribution, formatting, adding logos, etc.

Now it’s your turn. What press release distribution sites do you use?


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