The Blog - Where Business Collides with Human Nature

List of 54 Websites for Free Press Release Distribution Service

free press release distribution serviceTake advantage of the opportunity with this list of free press release websites and distribution services at least once a month on the internet.  Some might view a press release as "marketing" while others view it as "education" or "information".  Regardless, if you do something worth shouting about in your business, then do so!  Press releases keep the world informed and possibly...improve the chances of getting found.

Is there a benefit to paying for a press release vs. using the free services?  Depends on your pocket book and the topic, your competition, the time of year, your reputation, and the list goes on.  Opinions are on both sides of the fence.  In the end, a press release is only one of dozens of activitities you will include on your marketing calendar.

Should you do a bulk press release to all with a paid distribution service?  Your strategy must represent your business and vision.  Question:  What is the point in doing so? If you had a specific press release for each venue with a specific landing page for each, wouldn't you have better opportunity to test for results?

Before you begin to use the list of free press release websites, be sure to read the article: How To Optimize Your Press Release [Marketing Cast] on Hubspot.

Here is a list of free press release websites in alphabetical order.

  1. Free     1888 PressRelease.com 
  2. Free     24-7 PressRelease.com
  3. Free     Afly
  4. Free     afreego.com
  5. Free     Betanews
  6. Free     Biblioscribe
  7. $$$      Business Wire
  8. Free     GGIdir.com
  9.  $$       ClickPress
  10.  $$       Contactanycelebrity.com
  11. Free     Directions Magazine
  12. Free     EboomWebSolutions
  13.  $$       Ecommwire
  14.  $$$     Ereleases.com
  15.  $         Ereleases.org
  16.  $$       Express-Press-Release
  17.  $$       ExtraPR - deleted
  18. Free     Free News Release 
  19. Free     Free PR News  (UK)
  20. Free     Free Press Index
  21. Free     Free-Press-Release 
  22. Free     HelpaReporterOut.com (HARO)
  23.  $$      i-newswire.com
  24.  $$      i-Reach by PR Newswire
  25.  $$      India PRWire
  26.  $$      Loop PR
  27. $$$     Marketwire
  28. Free    Market Press Release
  29. Free    Media Syndicate
  30. Free    MyCompanyPR.com
  31. Free    Nanotechnology Now
  32. Free    National Homland Security Knowledge Base 
  33. Free    NewsMediaReleases.com
  34. Free    Newswire Today 
  35. $$       Online PR Media
  36. Free    OnlyWire
  37. Free    OpenPR
  38. Free    Post Free Press Releases
  39.  $$      PR
  40. Free    PR9
  41. Free    PR Free
  42. Free    PR-GB.com
  43. Free    PR-Inside
  44.  $$      PRBuzz
  45. Free    Press2people
  46. Free    PressAbout
  47. Free    PressBox.co.uk
  48. Free    PressExposure
  49. Free    PRMac
  50. Free    PressMethod
  51. Free    Press Release Circulation
  52. Free    Press Release Method 
  53. Free    Press Releases Online (UK)
  54.  $$      Press Release Spider
  55.  $$      PR Leap 
  56. Free    PR Log
  57. $$$     PR Newswire
  58. Free    PR Urgent
  59. Free    PR Window
  60. Free    PR Zoom
  61. $$       Pyrabang
  62. Free    Radio - TV Interview Report (RTIR)
  63. Free    SanePR 
  64. $        Tech PR Spider
  65. $        The Open Press
  66. Free    ThomasNet News
  67. Free    UGA Media (Europe)
  68. Free    UKPRWire
  69.  $$     Webwire
  70. Free    PostPressRelease

"Free" may change over time, but at the very least, this list gets you started.

Do press releases make a difference?

As it talks about in WebProNews in a study from Arketi Group, also back in the summer, journalists were found to use the web in the following ways:

- 95% search
- 92% reading news
- 92% emailing
- 89% finding story ideas
- 87% finding news sources
- 75% reading blogs
- 64% watching webinars
- 61% watching YouTube
- 59% social networks

Press release terms have you boggled?  Need more help?  Here are a few sites beyond the obvious to help you learn more (or services to hire).  In no way am I advocating hiring someone to do press releases for you, but the rule remains for an entrepreneur:  Learn to do it or hire someone to do it for you.

BusinessWire Press Release Webinars and downloads

MyPRGenie  MyPRGenie is a Do-It-Yourself PR platform and newswire. Sign up, it's FREE and it's easy.

PitchEngine - PitchEngine is a social platform that enables PR to effectively package stories and share them with journalists, bloggers, and influencers worldwide via the social web.

Zable Fisher Public Relations - Press release reference & Hire

Press Release Writing - Press release reference

Coach Maria - Business coaching, reference & Hire

Newslink - Database newspapers, press release reference

Send2Press - Press release reference & Hire

Hire a press release writer - Press release writing reference & Hire

PressReleaseWriting.com - Press release reference, links and how-to

Press Release Templates & Samples

Time to get your calendar out.  Will you hire a copywriter / service to write a press release for your event / business / book? 

Will you instead review the basics and look at the templates and give it a shot?  The internet is loaded with press releases and yours will quickly get lost in the shuffle.  What will your headline be? 

What unbelievable thing are you proud of that you want to share with the world?

Topics: Press Release Marketing Inbound Marketing Buzz Marketing