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PRWeb

12 Ratings

24-7 Press Release

6 Ratings
Score 6.3 out of 101

PRWeb

12 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

24-7 Press Release

Well suited for increasing digital presence for traditional and online businesses or brands. Can't think of any situation where smart use of 24-7 Press Release isn't relevant.

PRWeb

For smaller companies on a budget that have major news to announce, it can be worth the $249 fee to issue a press release - and it comes with a photo. On other services, if you issued a press release with a photo, it would be much more costly - more like $1000. If you're a major brand with a big budget, it may not make sense to use PRWeb. While PRWeb does help get the news on search engines, it may not do as good a job as the pricier services.

Pros

  • Increases search engine optimization.
  • Builds awareness.
  • Bumps up social media engagement.
  • PRWeb is good for publicly distributing your news announcement.
  • PRWeb can also help you write or edit your press release if you need help or aren't able to do it on your own.
  • You can target certain geographical areas or business sectors for your news to be distributed to.

Cons

  • More detailed reporting.
  • While I was surprised with how well PRWeb could publish our content to many different outlets, I was disappointed that some of these outlets were not including links back to our website even through links were provided in the initial release. I found that on the most important sites where my PR was posted, that no links were sent back to our website.
  • PRWeb could do a better job at providing analytics for the release. They present some good info, not a lot, and the data that they do show you is not presented cleanly. I was most interested in the # of reads, impressions, and clicks my release received, and while they provided this information it was not in depth enough so that I could identify where the majority of this data was coming from.
  • Besides clicks, reads, and impressions, I was also interested in where my press release was being posted online. They provide an extensive list, but this list is so long and full of low quality websites that it is difficult to find the high quality sites that your PR is posted to.
  • More enhanced reporting dashboards.

Likelihood to Renew

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PRWeb1.0
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We are unlikely to renew PRWeb because I feel that the costs outweigh the benefits of the service. For a company like ours (small business with about 60 employees) we don't have enough press that warrants monthly coverage. We may look at using PRWeb on an as needed basis, 3-4 times a year for single submissions, but that would be the extent of it. I could see PRWeb being much more beneficial for large companies that are constantly needing to issue press.

Usability

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PRWeb10.0
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It is a very simple program to use. They walk you step by step on what is necessary to complete a PR.

Support

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PRWeb5.0
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I have only required support from PRWeb on two separate occasions and they handled my issues without any problems. I was a bit confused at first not sure if they had received my requests but shortly after I received responses and was able to move forward with my press release.

Implementation

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PRWeb10.0
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Implementation of PRWeb required very little of Strouse. It was a quick process and we were almost immediately ready to use the platform.

Alternatives Considered

Affordable. Easy to use. Effective.
I've used all these services. Which one to choose depends on the situation. It's good to have knowledge of all the options. Of course, there are many other services as well, and even free services that a very small business or nonprofit can use that do similar things. I find PRWeb is a good fit for many of my clients because of the pricing. Photos are increasingly important in getting news picked up and PRWeb doesn't charge you an arm and a leg like some services do to include a photo

Return on Investment

  • Positive awareness building on a global scale.
  • Increased attendance to a benefit for a university.
  • Built awareness for a non-profit event for teens at risk.
  • PRWeb helps us get our news out. That's all positive! We've had many reporters pick up our news releases without us having to personally reach out to them on our own.

Pricing Details

24-7 Press Release

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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PRWeb

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details