Press Release Directory List

As Public Relations and SEO converge, digital press release distribution is increasingly becoming a critical tool in any public relations campaign.

What type of press release directories are considered quality ones? Well, the issue is less of the outlet you are distributing to but more on how newsworthy is your press release. If it’s not real news, nobody wants to read it.

Press release directories with very weak trust or citation flow is also unlikely to bring you any significant benefits.

Below is a downloadable list of some other directories and their corresponding Trust flow , Citation flow and domain authority.

Press Release Distribution List

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Citation Flow is developed by Majestic SEO and it is a number of predicting how influential a URL might be based on how many sites link to it

Trust Flow is developed by Majestic SEO and is a number predicting how trustworthy a page is based on how trustworthy sites tend to link to trustworthy neighbors

Domain authority is developed by Moz and is a measure of the power of a domain name and is one of many search engine ranking factors. Domain authority is based on three factors: Age, Popularity, and Size.

PageRank is a ranking number used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. On Monday, March 7 2016, Google officially ends it.

Will listing in press release site give my site a jump in rankings?

On December 26th 2012, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, announced that press releases have no value for SEO rankings.

However when digital marketers run an experiment for low competitive keywords, they found proof that press release links do improve search ranking.

This follows an old digital marketing adage which is “If you listen to everything Google says, you could end up with no lunch at all”.

Our opinion is that press release links do help, especially since if you use a paid service, the links are from highly reputable and trustworthy news sites.

However, like all things in life, do it in moderation and make sure that you have a truly newsworthy story to tell.