Focus: Small business marketing. Serves as a business / product directory, job search site and article directory with press release distribution capabilities. Goal is to increase clients’ online visibility via top search engines, thousands of websites, social media, blogger networks, as well as via print, broadcast, radio, and mobile channels.
Reach: Distributes to media outlets across the U.S.
Notable Clients / Typical Clients: Local small businesses
Phone: General customer service number for inquiries (516) 520-0000
Customer Service: Get live phone support from the New York-based headquarters or submit an inquiry form and wait for a response.
Pricing: Offers free and paid press release distribution services. The top-tier pricing is $100 per release and includes hosting on PR.com, submission to Google News, Yahoo! News, major search engines, their subscribers, and unspecified “premium” websites. PR.com also offers an annual membership for $199 for companies that want to take advantage fo the business packages which is essentially akin to what would be offered if you got a free MerchantCircle account – company profile, business listing, up to 10 product listings, free and paid press releases, job postings.
Free Press Release Distribution Features:
- Hosting on PR.com
- Submission to general search engines
- Reach subscribers and bloggers with RSS
- Searchable on some unspecified 3rd party news sites and websites
SEO & PageRank: With a Google PageRank of 6, PR.com includes no-follow links in all press releases. Optimized images are listed as a benefit for customers who buy the third-tier package for $60 per press release. Otherwise, optimizing content is the responsibility of the company ordering distribution services.
Noteworthy PR.com Reviews
Better Business Bureau: Not BBB Accredited PR Worldwide, Inc has no BBB history.
Press Release Reviews – In the press release distribution space, PR.com is unique in that it provides an opportunity for businesses to essentially build an online profile with press release distribution as an added feature. But the quality of the site itself leaves much to be desired. Customers receive very little in the way of technical or creative support on this self-serve platform. Those who are serious about getting targeted media exposure for their business should go with a company that specializes in press release distribution. “While PR.com is a unique entity in the press release distribution Parthenon, its design is very minimal and underwhelming for a site with such great ambitions. For #199 a year, members of the site could reasonably expect something little more than…” [ Read More ]