Press Releases: Spam Alley

Feb 24th

From Dan Thies new blog

The online PR thing is automated and all these press releases end up archived somewhere, with link popularity passed on indefinitely (maybe). But it's only a matter of time before the PR wire turns into total spam, isn't it? I can see it now, we'll see days with press release titles like:

Why would an SEO Company create an arbitrary press release to inform the world of his clients keywords.

Would you want your SEO company to use your niche keywords as an excuse to promote themselves?

Maybe tucked away on their sites, in a testimonial or corner somewhere, with a link to your site, but not something you should be reading Fresh off the news wire!!! hehehe

Press releases are an easy way to dominate news search results, and I have even had some rank well in regular Google search results (part of the reason they can rank well is because some of the PR sites have a solid base authority level).

I sometimes use PRWeb to submit them.

Published: February 24, 2005

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Comments

February 27, 2005 - 8:41pm

Aaron,

I was happy to see that the press release you submitted to PR Leap about your new affiliate program was the #4 result for SEO Book on Google as of Feb 27, 2005.

SEO Book Launches New Affiliate Program - me
http://www.prleap.com/pr/4715/

Merrick

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