I have tried a few Press Release Posting Programs, including PressBot and BackLink Syndicator, and I like News Publisher by Soft Solutions Limited the best.
Yes, it is a subscription software program ($19.99/month), but since I am posting two dozen press releases each month for clients, plus press releases for my vitamin store, and my affiliate marketing sites, this is a terrific time saver. If you are posting press releases on a regular basis, I recommend this software to save you valuable time.
Saves Time: News Publisher successfully posts a press release to two to three dozen press release web sites in about thirty minutes. Doing this manually would take several hours. This program is one method to automate some of your search engine optimization and public relations activities.
Reporting: News Publisher generates a Submission Report allowing you to keep track of where a press release was and was not posted. If you are posting the press release for a client, you can supply the client this report as a PDF or HTML file.
Anchor Text: The program supports creating one anchor text link (cickable text link) on those press release submission websites that allow it. A press release with well planned anchor text creation supports search engine optimization (SEO).
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Today I got a new version of News Publisher, version 4.26.2014. It was a surprise because the programmer told me he was going to discontinue being in the software business. I am not sure what happened, but maybe he changed his mind. So far, the only change I noticed so far was anyrelease.com being removed from the list of press release submission sites. Anyrelease.com was an expired domain up until recently. Now it can be found by web browsers, but has a blank web / home page.
News Publisher still has some dead sites to be removed. I will send a fresh list to the programmer and see what I can find out.
When I have more information, I will post it here.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Today, St. Patrick's Day, 2014, I received a new version of News Publisher. The programmer was to send me a list of changes for this version, but i have not received them yet. I am hoping they removed the dead sites and completed the implementation of other sites. I currently do not have any press releases to post for clients, so I will need to complete some projects so I have some news to write a press release for to test this version. When I receive the list of changes, or have some results from testing, I will post another update.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
It looks like press release submission site anyrelease.com has gone out of business. When I go to the site, I get a page from GoDaddy about the domain having expired. Time to look for a replacement site.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Friday, December 27, 2013
I was posting a press release for a client, and found two items to report. The press release site seenation.com is now up and working again. Please note that News Publisher still has the problem of creating a press release without the press release body, but at least you can go back and manually correct the posting. Second, exactrelease.com is under going some maintenance, the page for posting press releases indicates it should be available again in a few hours. Hopefully, it will be a short few hours.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
It looks like the press release submission site freepressreleasecenter.com is out of commission. When I go to the site I get a message for the owners to call certain numbers. It could be a payment issue with the hosting providers, or a security issue, or who knows what. I will continue to watch for a while but it does not look good based on what I have seen before on other sites.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
It looks like the press release site, NewsAlbum.com is out of business or having problems. I can not get to the site anymore. I will check every so often, but it does not look good. I will need to look for more possible sites to post press releases to.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I have the new version of News Publisher, version 9.28.2013. It has corrections to some the of sites that have changed, and some new sites have been added. There are other sites that are not completely implemented, and if you select them, the program will not yet post to them. I have not gotten a target date for when the implementation will be complete.
For all the new sites, you will want to take the time and set up logon ids and passwords for each. This is one of the secrets to success with any type of posting program.
There is one site, theopenpress.com, that is no longer accepting press releases. The site was hacked and it looks like they are going to go out of business.
As I learn more about the 9.28.2013 release of News Publisher, I will let you know.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I found another press release site in News Publisher which appears to have bit the dust; www.freepressrelease.com.au. For a while they has a message the site was being redone, so either they gave up or ran into a different problem. If I find out more information about the site, I will post another entry.