SEO Press Slide 1

Press Releases

If you are writing a press release for SEO, then you are most likely publishing for the wrong reason. There is nothing wrong with a press release, but most people have a blurred understanding of what a press release is. It usually happens this way": Some one on the web team suggests that the company put out a press release. When in fact it should be the other way around. Something newsworthy has either happened or about to happen and then a press release goes out. So what is the issue? Plain and simple: A press release creates duplicate content issues. To make matters worse, if the press is "borrowed" from your website, you may have a real problem on your hands.

SEO Press
Don't try this at Home

Avoid Junk Press

As far as I know there are only 2 reputable Press services. PR Newswire and PRweb. I also know that there are countless junk press websites and they have little value to me as an SEO Expert.

For a news story to gain traction, the release should be unique to the distribution channel, while remaining informative or of an educational level whereas the value proposition is an afterthought. Digital Press is one thing you need to "get right the first time" because the long term effects can be devastating.

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I like to participate in Radio. Hosts Chuck Woolery and Mark Young and I get together and discuss the gowing influence of technolgy as it relates to current events. You can listen to one of the episodes here.

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Defeating Harvard in Google

I had the priviledge of providing SEO services for an American icon in both business and educating entrepreneurs. After realizing the House Sub Committee on "Education and the efforts in the Private Sector" would most likely want to hear from the most popular entities, and that priority would likely be determined by drawing from the SERPS, I sought to dominate that nomenclature that the House would draw from to draw attention to this wonderful cause to educate the less fortunate. The keywords I put into that nomenclature were what most SEO Experts would call big league. Organic search phrases like "Start a Business" and "Business Course" topped the list. After out ranking Harvard, and the SBA it was not long before the House Of Representatives came knocking as I had expected.


So now that you have your SEO press release together and the MSM engages and checks it out before you can translate a narrative from web to other media, they will check your history for "junk". And they will find all of the garbage you may have released in the past, and most likely not carry your story. You best practice is to follow Google Webmaster guidelines at all times. No exeptions.

Michael Guy