Garden City, NY, July 29, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- BigNews.biz http://bignews.biz/blog/?p=6 today updated their monthly list of the top free press release distribution sites on the Web. The updated list for July 2008 contains 17 Web sites that qualify for inclusion out of 80 that were reviewed. Four new sites were added based on submissions from readers.
Online press release distribution sites are used by public relations professionals, businesses, organizations and individuals to publish and distribute news releases to the media and the public. The purpose of these releases is to generate media and public interest in their "news." Many press release distribution sites offer their services for free, but their value as a pr resource is often negligible. To assist press releases publishers in their efforts to find quality sites to distribute their releases, Bignews.biz created this list of top sites.
After 4 years of using many of these services for PR clients and developing software for press release distribution sites, BigNews.biz developed the list of the top free press release submission sites based on four specific criteria.
For a site to be included on the list:
1. It must offer a free press release distribution service to their users. They can also offer premium services for a fee.
2. Have a Google pagerank greater than 4.
3. Have an Alexa.com rank greater than 300,000
4. The majority of releases published on the site appear in Google News.
Many sites fit one or two or maybe even three of the above criteria for inclusion but out of 80 sites evaluated, only 17 sites were selected for the July 2008 list. Compared to the June list, four new sites qualified for inclusion and most of the sites on the July 2008 list showed increased rank on Alexa.com when compared to their June rank.
"After publishing the June list, we had some great feedback from readers. Four new sites were added and most of the sites on last month's list showed increased rank as well," said Phillip Davies President of BigNews.biz. "This is only our second month publishing this list and the positive feedback we've received from our readers has been phenomenal. We want to encourage our readers to submit new sites that they feel would qualify for our August list. The value of this list to users will only increase as we include more qualified sites."
To view the complete list of the top free press release distribution sites, please visit: http://bignews.biz/blog/?p=6 . Please note that BigNews.biz is not affiliated with Google, Alexa or any of the Web sites listed in the June list, unless otherwise noted. The list is provided as an editorial service for press release publishers and BigNews.biz does not necessarily advocate the use of the listed sites.
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