Thursday, 5 January 2012

The SEO Benefits of Submitting Press Releases

Submitting press releases is a practice that is overlooked by most online entrepreneurs because they feel like they are not necessarily making “news” in their business. But you can write and submit online press releases on just about any topic concerning your business.

Press releases are an effective way to raise your profile online, increase your online exposure and credibility in your marketplace, but they are also a great way to increase targeted traffic to your website, and build lots of high quality in-bound links to your website, which is good for your SEO.

What makes an effective press release?

When you are writing a press release, you need to write from the standpoint of being informative rather than self-promoting. They should be keyword optimized and carefully crafted to present an unbiased view of the topic. Again you are informing not trying to persuade the reader. If the content of your press release is compelling enough, the reader will follow the link to your website where you can do all of the persuading you want to.

Keep the goal of the Press Release in mind

If the goal of your press release is to get actual media coverage and exposure for the launch of a new book, product or service, or for a major event, you should consider submitting your press release to a reputable submission service. These services carry more clout with reporters who rely on them to filter out some of the lower quality content online.

When your goal is to boost your site’s SEO and attract a nice flow of targeted traffic to your website, you can get away with using automated submission services and software tools to save time and effort.

How to streamline press release submission

Once you’ve got your press release written, your next step is to submit it to all of the press release websites online. Just as with writing articles and submitting them to article directories, it’s the submission part that takes a lot of time and effort.

If you use press release submission software you can significantly speed up submission of your press releases, so you can do it on a more regular basis. Here are some of the features of press release submission software:
Some of these software packages include templates that you can follow
Separate profiles for different websites
Reporting tools
Title and description rotation
Supports Keywords

How do press releases help boost your site’s SEO?

Since most of the factors that influence your website’s SEO are off-page factors such as the number and quality of the in-bound, or back links to your website, you should put a lot of effort into creating a constant flow of high-quality, relevant links to your site. When you write a press release using the keywords that you want your site to rank for, and then you submit it to hundreds of press release sites, you are creating hundreds of links back to your site from relevant, authority sites. This is good for your site’s search engine optimization.

1 comment:

  1. I would use press release but using software it can be done quickly and nicely I knew fro your article "The SEO Benefits of Submitting Press Releases" free google traffic