23 Useful Free Press Release Distribution Websites

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Resources to submit press releases have been around since the age of the internet, but they are no less important. News sites and industry publications still rely on press releases to acquire new information and maintain corporate communications.

Some of these PR distributors are free, many require a payment.

Good PR distribution sites

PRweb.com –PR Web is not free but it is the largest and best press release distribution outlet available. PRweb coupon packages start at $40 and are definitely worth it. If you take the time to write an interesting and helpful press release, your 40 bucks will go a long way.

1888PressRelease.com – Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving.

24-7PressRelease.com – Free release distribution with ad-support

ClickPress.com – Distributs to sites like Google News and Topix.net, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis.

EcommWire.com – Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links.

Express-Press-Release.com – Free distribution company with offices in 12 states.

Free-Press-Release.com – Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts.

Free-Press-Release-Center.info – Distributes your release, offers a web page with one keyword link to your site. Pro upgrade will give you three links, permanent archiving and more.

I-Newswire.com – Allows for free distribution to sites and search engines, premium membership differs only slightly in adding in graphics.

NewswireToday.com – All the usual free distribution tools, premium service includes logo, product picture and more.

PR.com – Not only will they distribute your press releases, but you can also set up a full company profile.

PR9.net – Ad supported press distribution site.

PR-Inside.com – European-based free press release distribution site.

PRBuzz.com – Completely free distribution to search engines, news sites, and blogs.

PRCompass.com – Distribute your press release with a free or paid version, others can vote it up ala Digg style.

PRUrgent.com – Not only distributes your release, but attempts to teach you how to write one, and even offers downloadbale samples for you to work with.

PressAbout.com – A free press release service formatted as a blog.

PressMethod.com – Free press release distribution no matter what, but extra services based on the size of your contribution.

PRLeap.com – Free distribution to search engines, newswires, and RSS feeds. Fee based bumps get you better placement.

Pressreleasepoint.com – free press release distribution and submission to topical news aggregators.

PRLog.org – Free pr distribution to Google News and other other search engines.

TheOpenPress.com – Free distribution for plain formatted releases, fees for HTML-coded releases.

Inspired by the Mashable list of Press Release Distribution Sites

Have a good PR site that is not on this list?

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56 Responses to “23 Useful Free Press Release Distribution Websites”

  1. Dave Says:

    Missing this great one from your list PRZOOM.com. Visibility is great, but articles MUST be business related. Great blog by the way!

  2. CVOS Says:

    Hey Dave, thanks for the addition of PR Zoom!

  3. Engraved plaques Says:

    Good content, is this like a sales site for something or is it your content, because it’s good.

  4. skivv Says:

    We are developing a service for free press releases. Check our site soon for the release date.

  5. bjd Says:

    We started localnews.biz (a free press release site) six years ago. The intent was for South Florida local news, but a majority of the submissions are global. Over 50% come from Europe an Asia. Feel free to use it.

  6. BP Movers Says:

    Great post, I work in online advertising, so this list of website submission options is really helpful to me. Thank you!

  7. Ida Mccandles Says:

    This is astonishing information and a great help for content promoters. I would like to ask the community for discount codes for the press release sites mentioned above.

  8. bob Says:

    Thanks for listing PR-Inside.com. This is our favorite business for news distributions.

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  10. Jelena Woehr Says:

    I’ve been doing some writing work with
    http://www.ereleases.com and I think they’d be a good addition to your
    list. Although they charge more than some sites, they offer more as
    well–including distribution through PR Newswire for a couple hundred
    bucks less than PR Newswire itself charges. I hope you’ll consider making
    this addition to your post.

    In any case, thanks very much for all the great resources! I’ve added your
    site to iGoogle (I think I’m one of the four people in the world who
    actually likes iGoogle) and will be checking back for new posts. I don’t
    know where you find so many sites for your various lists posts, but
    they’re very helpful!

    Jelena Woehr

  11. Herb moore Says:

    Probably the most effective PR system at the moment is targeted online press releases. It offers the most cost effective marketing solutions in the world and it only has a one time cost to send a press release to any news site in the world. The ability to send a press release to every search engine with the click of a button is revolutionary.

  12. Alex Burrow Says:

    Download to see more PR resources. I did a mass paid submission and was disappointed with the results.

  13. Yuenger Moses Says:

    Hmmm, interesting I didnt realize there were so many places to submit pressreleases.

  14. Curt Vogle Says:

    Personally I think it is very nice to have a list of verified PR submitters after using a worthless article submission service. Thank you for sharing, I will retry my PR activities.

  15. Heidi Müller Says:

    Widepr.com is missing

    it’s new and absolutely free to post press releases.

    1. Free account: Are there more possibilities than just to log in and submit releases, e.g. to create a user or business profile or to handle multiple releases? To control the success of your submitted news it would be nice to have some user behavior statistics displayed.

    2. Free directory: Is your profile (if offered) taking part in a searchable business or web directory for free?

    3. Free submission: Is there a possibility choose a category and to add keywords? Do you have the chance to preview and edit your release before submission for free? Will it be released for free (usually within 24 hours) or is there a hidden charge (as known from many web directories) to get it out as soon as possible?

    4. Free distribution: Does your free press release service offer a free xml news and sitemap feature to make your business news available for search engines and news sites like google or yahoo? Will your release be conditioned to get distributed thru 3rd parties via mail-to-friend, print, pdf-download and social bookmarking options?

    5. Free link building: To expand your online visibility for free it should be possible to add clickable links into your press release and business profile within your free account.

    6. Free image upload: To present you products and services well and to grab readers attention it might be usefull to add some images to your press release text and a logo for your company’s profile.

    7. Free archiving: Your release should be filed in a searchable index to make it accessible for interested readers and designated customers.

  16. Shara Cardimino Says:

    An effective design is worth a hundred words. And it’s a truth really, everyone pays attention to design.

  17. Alex Pablate Says:

    Very nice collection of high PR press release websites!

    Very nice info, keep it up!

    I am very fond of this stuff, and keep looking for that!

    Not only this post, but other pages of this site were really very appreciative!


  18. PostFreePRs Says:

    Here’s another to add to that list:

    Post Free Press Releases.com

    Free account sign up, free press release submission, press releases published to the site immediately, and HTML links are allowed.

  19. Rezaul Says:

    I have experience in submitting press releases, Web designing, web researching, blogging,
    data entry, SEO. We can help with PR web campaigns.

  20. manendra singh Says:

    Nice Press Release Listing :

    “A press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. Examples include new product announcements, company awards, earnings reports, new sales, hiring of executive officers, scheduled events, product enhancements, legal updates, government legislation, political campaigns, and much more. Press Releases are typically sent by mail, fax, or email to the editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, and/or television networks. Commercial press release distribution services, such as FV Newswire, PressReleaseOnly, and FreePressRelease365, are also used to distribute them.”

  21. FreePressBox Says:


    We Launched news free press release distribution service.

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  22. Ashish Kumar Says:

    Informative and useful sites for fully SEO’d press release submissions.

  23. Emilia Bologna Says:

    Also try http://www.mycompanypr.com – nice for b2b press

  24. James (Release Wire) Says:

    Because there simply aren’t anywhere near enough free press release websites, I’ve set one up at http://www.releasewire.org/. Free media upload, free dofollow links, free automatic tweeting of posts. It’s new so no PageRank yet but I’ve tried to make the design less eye-bleeding than most of the other ones out there.

  25. Alexandria Says:

    Thanks for the PR news site ideas, these are good for creating viral content.

  26. tao m Says:

    Press releases will slowly fade away as people consume news from facebook friends.

  27. abu dhak Says:

    Are there any PR outlets focused on the Middle East?

  28. Sughanda Goel Says:

    These PR strategies worked womders for our Trendy Bed and Breakfast, and increased bookings 35%.

  29. Ali Says:

    Allow me to introduce PressReleaseCircle, a new web 2.0 optimised free press release distribution website where You can submit a press release absoluitely free. Also use our service to distribute press releases to 50+ free PR websites for a small fee.

  30. annai Says:

    PR sites only promote good content, and you really only need to submit your release to the top sites to be effective.

  31. thomas k Says:

    As the first truly fully automated PR distribution tool, the No Hands SEO will save hours every day that we would normally spend manually submitting press releases.

  32. lewaters j Says:

    Its a nice list of resources to distribute PR.
    I must say thank you for this great list but it is hard to keep up with changes.

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  34. Murry Penn Says:

    Online PR is the goods, the press release outlet helped us double our traffic.

  35. Biele Says:

    This is great! Thanks for posting these free pr news placement sites.

  36. Cachola Says:

    I found submitting press to msn is very helpful, as they will publish anything (just like the Huffpo). This is a very comprehensive list.

  37. Ben Jackson Says:

    I made a press release submitter that can be downloaded for free on my site.

    It signs up for and automatically submits to 41 PR sites including many of the ones in this list.
    Ben Jackson recently posted..Traffic Kaboom ReviewMy Profile

  38. CVOS Says:

    @ben we would be happy to review your software if you would like to send a copy.

  39. mass mike Says:

    Online PR is the best Mass Mail Server Provider for direct article marketing and content syndication. This bulk sending solution provides a dependable source of feeder sites to ensure your news is widely broadcast.

  40. Rachna Varshney Says:

    I am webmaster for Marketpressrelease.com Please include our site to your list of free PR sites. Here are some reasons why you may include our site to your list. Our site now has a good Google rank, same as popular PR sites like PR.com. We also enjoy moderate traffic of around 2000 visitors per day. We have also recently moved to a virtual private server resulting in better user experience and response time. I swear that this site will remain free forever (though we have to offer additional non intrusive services to make some bucks).

    I kindly request you to include our site to your list of free press release sites.

  41. Makenzie Says:

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement? My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  42. CVOS Says:

    @Makenzie if you distribute press releases, make sure to include rel=author and at least 3 links back to your website.

  43. Dewitt Granfield Says:

    Thank goodness I bought my press release before the other guys started using it.

  44. Alley Job Says:

    Thanks for the great list. I just want to ask you about Sharewellnewswire.com. Sharewell Newswire offers paid press release distribution services. It will be a pleasure if you add Our Website in Your PR database.

  45. Go public Says:

    Going public is a service that relies heavily on press releases to generate new members. We sell the benefits of reverse merger, how to raise capital, Public shell, how to Go public, private placements, ipo process and find that customers do not stick, so we need to keep refining our PR process to generate new business.

  46. Jonny Hardwick Says:

    Super top list my friend! Thanks for sharing.

  47. charlie auszubildende Says:

    The text in the latest press release article should not be optimized for SEO if you want media outlets to pick it up. Using prweb is only good if you have a real news release to promote.

  48. Hannah Says:

    I hardly leave a response, but i did some searching and
    wound up here Top Free Press Release Distribution Sites and PR Submission Services.
    Could it be only me or does it seem like
    some of the responses come across like they are left by brain dead individuals?
    😛 And, if you are writing on other online sites, I would like to keep up with anything fresh you have to post.

  49. Reuben mcnabb Says:

    Very helpful advice within this press release distribution and promotion article!
    It is the little changes that will make the biggest changes.

  50. Chenevey Says:

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  51. Faye Says:

    I hardly leave a response, however i did some looking out and
    wound up here high press unleash Distribution Sites and PR Submission Services.
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    some of the responses bump into like they’re left by dead individuals?

  52. Mickie Kennedy Says:

    Free PR services aren’t the way to go. Google’s Hummingbird, Panda, and Penguin took care of any link-building opportunities there. Sorry, guys, but traditional PR’s the way to go.

  53. How to Optimize Your Press Release for Maximum Search Engine Exposure Says:

    […] release is in the required format and marked up with the correct HTML, submit it to PRweb and other online press release distribution […]

  54. Cado Magenge Says:

    Great list of free press release distribution websites. It is very very useful for us. thank you so much…

  55. Eidul Ameen Says:

    Hi Dave,

    We just launch new free press release site http://freepressreleasedb.com.

    Hope you could add your list.

    Thank you

  56. Dan Says:

    I can also suggest the BEST PR SERVICE http://www.oktrux.com (SUBMIT A FREE PRESS RELEASE)

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