Big news from PRWeb’s David McInnis to all PRWeb account holders last night. Free press release distribution will cease as of Oct 23rd. The new packages are as follows:
PRWeb Discontinues Free Press Releases
SEO – $80
This is the distribution level that has set the standard for search engine optimized press release distribution for the last five years. In order to provide a difference for our $80 users, we‚Äôre making some clear changes we believe will provide beneficial differences between SEO and the next level.
* To reduce noise, we are creating a dedicated page for our $80 product. Less competition on the page means more visibility.
* We are also streamlining the submission process for this level, reducing the time it takes to upload your press release on PRWeb.
SEO with Social Media – $120
This package incorporates all of the SEO features from the “SEO” distribution, plus all of PRWeb’s social media features including our patent pending TrackBacks/PingBacks and PR Tag Clouds. Other features available at this level include Technorati tagging, “Quotables” and social bookmarking. (If you haven‚Äôt taken advantage of these new features, I encourage you to turn them on. Your press releases‚Äô performance improvement can be significant). Also look for your release in Pheedo RSS and Blog network. First-page positioning on PRWeb is guaranteed the day of your release.
Advanced Online Visibility – $200
This distribution option gives you access to all of the enhanced SEO and social media functionality, coupled with new tools including our exclusive eBook creation utility and our newly enhanced statistics. We have spent the last year re-thinking and re-vamping the way we measure online visibility. Our Advanced Online Visibility program gives you incisive leadership in your media campaigns, the broadest toolset and the very best positioning on PRWeb.com.
I hope to talk to David McInnis about more details including revised press release statistics later today.