Are These 5 Press Release Sites Making a Google Penalty Comeback?


In a previous post I was wondering if article directories are dead for SEO authority benefits. Today I wanted to share some interesting data about several press release websites which seem to be going just the opposite – resurrecting.

While the vast majority of press release websites we analyze when we do backlinking audits are free falling in terms of rankings, these 5 seem to be doing well.

Keep in mind that probably none of them will allow main body links – so no commercial link juice for you, sorry, but you can still get a branded link. These sites are good for general releases, meaning you can probably submit news from any industry/niche, as long as you submit something newsworthy.










Do you know other PR sites with the same ascending trend? Let me know.

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Traian is Director of Search Marketing at Pitstop Media Inc. He has more than 11 years experience in helping small and medium businesses generate and convert organic traffic from search engines. Connect with Traian on Google+. He is also the author of the Ecommerce SEO book.


One Response to “Are These 5 Press Release Sites Making a Google Penalty Comeback?”

  1. The Press Release Advantage: Effective SEO | SocialSpark said:

    Nov 26, 13 at 3:01 am

    […] Additional updates have been launched since then and the general opinion is that exact match anchor text in press releases can cause more harm than good. However, that doesn’t mean press releases are no longer useful. They are still very much alive and kicking. According to experts Press Releases still offer the following advantages: […]