Using press releases to promote your antiques & collectibles business As world economy contracts, businesses use press releases as an alternative to costly advertising, driving up popularity of news release distribution services.
News-Antique.com - Nov 22,2008 - Garden City, New York - November 22, 2008 - BigNews.biz (http://bignews.biz/blog/?p=6) today released their November 2008 list of the top, free, press / news release distribution sites on the Internet. The updated list contains 14 Web sites that qualify for inclusion out of 80 that were reviewed for this month's list. Press releases are an excellent and affordable way for businesses, organizations and individuals to distribute news and other information to the media and the public.
With the contracting economy, businesses and public relations firms that represent them are looking for affordable, effective, alternative ways to market and promote themselves. The purpose of a press / news release is to generate media and public interest in the products and services offered by businesses, organizations and individuals. Many press release distribution sites offer their services for free, but their value at driving public interest is often negligible. To assist press release publishers in their efforts to find quality Web sites to distribute their releases, Bignews.biz created this list of the top, free, PR distribution sites.
After 4 years of posting thousands of news releases to hundreds of different press release distribution sites, BigNews.biz has compiled a list of the top free press release submission sites based on four important criteria.
1. The site 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. Must be ranked in the top 100,000 Web sites on the Internet by Alexa.com
4. The majority of releases published to the site are picked up by 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 15 sites qualified for the November 2008 list.
"After following online traffic to these news & press release distribution sites for over 6 months now, we've seen a remarkable increase in their popularity." said Phillip Davies managing partner at BigNews.biz. "All of the sites listed on this months list have shown substantial increases in traffic every month for the past 6 months. This upward trend in popularity for an entire service sector shows that the public is hungry for online information sources and the services that these sites provide. The growing popularity of these sites creates a tremendous opportunity for people that publish press releases."
To view the complete updated list of the top free press release distribution sites, please visit: http://bignews.biz/blog/?p=6 . The list is includes dynamically generated data for each site listed. Please note that BigNews.biz is not affiliated with Google, Alexa or any of the Web sites listed in the November 2008 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.
Accredited media interested in discussing this press release in more detail are encouraged to contact Phillip Davies at phil@BigNews.biz or phone 516-578-1386.