Big List of Free Press Release Distribution Sites
Last edited on June 4, 2008.
As promised, here is a big list of free press release distribution sites (something I’m very commonly asked for by clients in the webmaster / online business world).
Disclaimer: I in no way advocate the mass-submitting of press releases using automatic submission tools, or even manually submitting to large numbers of free press release distribution sites on this list or not. Frankly, my thoughts are this: If you spend the time to do that, you’re an idiot. If you spend the money to have someone else do that, you’re an idiot. If you think press releases are about nothing but quick backlinks on PR sites (where they get buried to the archives within a day) and the scraper sites that pick up the feeds, you’re twice the idiot of the other groups.
If you’d like to distribute your press releases for free in a way that’s actually effective:
A) make sure you have something newsworthy to say,
B) make sure your press release is written professionally (or at least isn’t total crap or a blatant advertisement), and
C), follow the free press release distribution tips I’ve already laid out previously.
Also, I haven’t submitted press releases to each of these sites. If I’ve made an error and a site isn’t in fact free, let me know, and I’ll remove it. If I’ve missed a free press release distribution site, please let me know, and I’ll add it.
And on that note, here is it… the BIG list of free press release distribution sites:
Remember, if you see something that shouldn’t be in this list, email me or leave a comment, and I’ll remove it. If you know of other free press release distribution sites that aren’t here, let me know that too, and I’ll add them if they’re appropriate. On that note, please don’t ask me to add any “article directory” links here. They are NOT the same thing as press release distribution sites, no matter what you’ve seen posted in webmaster forums. And at this point if you don’t know the difference between articles and press releases, you can pretty much join the groups I mentioned earlier in this post.
Now people can quit asking for a list… now please quit asking for a list!