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PRWeb transformed the "press release" from an expensive tool used by large corporations to an inexpensive yet highly effective way for organizations of all sizes to distribute their news on the Internet, increase their visibility online and attract customers.

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PRWeb review by User in Internet
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"Adequate for Companies on a Budget"

What do you like best?

PRWeb is simple and easy to use, they provide a lot of customization options depending on the audience(s) you're trying to reach, and their customer support is easy to reach.

What do you dislike?

PRWeb doesn't reach as large of an audience as some of the more expensive press release tools can (PRNewswire, for example). However, for companies looking to make an impact on a budget, PRWeb gets the job done.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb helps companies get their messages out to a large, targeted audience quickly and easily. These days, press releases are less about getting media attention, and more about SEO. WIth PRWeb, my company has been able to boost our SEO and spread brand awareness.

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PRWeb review by Abby M.
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"Easy to Use Press Release Distribution Software"

What do you like best?

The website used to input your press release text is easy to understand and navigate. Also their editorial team checks to make sure your press release hits certain parameters to give the best results for both PRWeb and your organization. I also like the report they give you about your press release distribution - very helpful information.

What do you dislike?

You have to schedule your press release 4 hours out (to give the editorial team enough time to review your press release).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb helps get our organization's name out there. It also helps me make better use of my time because I can work on the press release and save it if I need to come back to it later, or schedule it for sending in the future.

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PRWeb review by Amanda D.
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"Works great for our small PR agency with a broad client base!"

What do you like best?

Cision enables us to tailor the product to suit our needs. We can cast a large net if we want to, or narrow it down to something so specific, it almost seems hand-picked. It's been a great tool for us as a small agency with a broad spectrum of client sectors. The interface is easy to use, so you can jump from one client to the next with no issues.

What do you dislike?

Cision is great! There are a few minor details that I personally would change, but nothing that hinders the functionality of the product. The interface is easy to use and any issues we had were quickly solved with customer support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Cision, we're able to reach a multitude of audiences - groups that can be easily manipulated to suit our needs which may change from day to day. In such a fast-paced line of work, it's imperative that we're able to dive right in and get what we need - Cision has enabled us to work more efficiently and to the benefit of our clients.

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PRWeb review by Elise W.
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"Review of PRWeb"

What do you like best?

I love how streamline functionality is. Everything I need is always at my finger tips and aligned neatly so that I can find it.

What do you dislike?

How long it takes to sort through all of the various options and modes. Sometimes I wish that it could predict my thoughts and take me immediately to where I need to be using predictability.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Representatives are really good about getting back to you for help and feedback with the product, so I would say continue to give feedback and see if this product keeps improving.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We just do not have enough representation among certain age groups and categories so we wanted to use PRWeb to access folks who we wouldn't normally reach. I've realized that it is beneficial in terms of sparking ideas for how to reach people that I haven't yet thought of.

PRWeb review by Casey D.
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"Powerful tool made more powerful if you have SEO experience"

What do you like best?

On the surface, PRWeb is wonderfully easy to use. The system is very self-explanatory, responsive, and easy to both write into and edit. I find that it also rewards solid writing skills, which is better than many web-oriented systems that focus more on keyword-stuffing than actually saying something useable on the journalist's end. (Of course, caveat that with my dislikes, below.)

What do you dislike?

PRWeb's ease of use masks training (experience?) not presented as necessary. I watched several newer team members struggle because they just uploaded releases (copy-paste) and not take the time to tune their writing to the system. I find several non-PRWeb (meaning non-official) YouTube tutorials helped me hone my use of the system; then I brushed up on search engine keyword strategy. The additional effort greatly increased the hits on my releases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seriously, go to YouTube and search for PRWeb tutorials. Additionally, taking Google's free Analytics training will help you better understand how to strategize the inclusion of keywords into your PRWeb releases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a fast way to get attention for lesser-known clients/issues. PRWeb's reach turns the "shotgun" distribution approach into a more powerful tool. I'm (and clients are) delighted to find pick-up with outlets and journalists we didn't know existed. That leaves me to focus my pitching skills on more targeted media outlets. The combination is greater than either alone.

PRWeb review by User in Financial Services
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"It's fine for getting a press release out"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use. I had never published a press release before, and PRWeb made the process easy and straightforward, and I liked the ability to share a proof with others by adding their emails. .

What do you dislike?

The metrics are a little hard to understand. I also had issues with them approving my releases saying I did not have authorization to talk about my company, even though I did. We had a special arrangement made with management that allowed us to talk about our client's businesses. However, when management changed, they no longer honored our agreement, which delayed press releases, We ended up stopping using their services because of this problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We no longer use them, but we did use them to put our press releases about our clients and the businesses they were opening. While it worked to get press releases distributed, we never saw much success with them, besides them getting published.

PRWeb review by Michelle M.
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"Good option for a lower cost press release distribution service"

What do you like best?

PRWeb is a good alternative to higher priced press release distribution services. It gets the release out there without costing an arm and a leg. For my startup, small business and nonprofit clients, it's a reasonable option. It allows you to include an image for the $249 level. It's pretty easy to use, too. Just be careful not to buy additional services that they may offer you as you proceed through the submission process.

What do you dislike?

There is some additional "red tape" at times with PRWeb. You have to have the client's permission to submit a press release on their behalf the first time you do it, which is confusing for the client and causes delays.

Also, their sales team always tries to push buying a "package" of releases. That doesn't really work for most of my clients, who only issue releases via wire occasionally.

And, they have a delay--you have to pay extra to send out the release immediately.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give it a try, if you're used to paying high fees for this type of service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's well priced for what you get. The release gets on the search engine to boost SEO. Compared to other services, you can't beat the price. Other services can be more than $1000, especially if you want to include any visuals. ugh. It shouldn't cost more to issue the release than what the client pays to have it written.

PRWeb review by User
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"Great Tool for both big/small PR firms and both new/experienced associates"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Cision from a PR Associate's perspective is the detailed profile on journalists and media contacts - for example, Cision has saved me on multiple occasions by stating contacts' preferred method of contact and pitching (i.e., some journalists only will receive pitches by email, phone, etc). This has been a lifesaver! It's a very intuitive platform - easy to learn and use.

What do you dislike?

The only complaint I have is that Cision doesn't allow for multiple users to be under one account - so if I and a coworker were attempting to use Cision simultaneously, one would be booted out of the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cision has been an excellent tool for most of my day-to-day responsibilities. For example, my duties are heavily-researched based and require a lot of compiling PR and media lists. Being able to quickly filter contacts by location and subject matter has been hugely efficient. Additionally, the ability to create campaigns and content specific to my projects was helpful.

PRWeb review by User
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"Easily configured for optimal PR sending"

What do you like best?

Once you configure your settings (social media links, contact preferences, logo and feature images, etc.) you never have to worry about it again. Makes my life much easier when my boss tells me something needs to go out "ASAP!"

What do you dislike?

I wish there the add-on pricing for additional regional target audiences wasn't so steep. As a service, I feel like PRWeb is pretty middle of the road where pricing is concerned- unless you have several add-ons. Then it gets up in the PRNewswire territory.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to quickly communicate news from our company to the world. And we are able to do so (usually) at a relatively decent price. Packages are great if you have the content for it.

PRWeb review by User
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"Average press coverage at a decent price"

What do you like best?

I consider PR Web a middle of the road PR distribution service. The coverage is what you would expect for the price you pay. I do like the ability to select specific target regions and industries.

What do you dislike?

I just wish the coverage was better... I've used many distribution services and find this one to be so-so. I also don't love that each time we submit a release, we need to go through a ton of hoops if we have cited another company in the release - every time we send one! It is very inconvenient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to stay within budget for PR, which is nice. And we can reach more people than manually sending.

PRWeb review by David B.
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"PRWeb is Ideal for Small or Large Business PR"

What do you like best?

It is great that PRWeb offers different levels of service to enable each publicity effort to target the media and area where publicity is desired.

What do you dislike?

The price structure is sometimes difficult for small mom and pop businesses to handle, but other than that they are fantastic in every way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My clients who are seeking publicity and awareness built over time and then maintained at the desired level are please with the results they get through PRWeb, which is enhanced by my press release writing and distribution skills.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My clients who want to establish or build brand awareness through a regular and frequent publicity campaign are always pleased with the results they get with PRWeb.

PRWeb review by Margaret J.
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"Good Service. Solid Product"

What do you like best?

I have been using PRWeb for quite some time.I think they provide the best ROI. I leverage my distribution list and their ability to get good SEO to max my exposure.

What do you dislike?

Their user interface is third-world. They don't have spell check or auto-save, can't upload a video if it isn't on YouTube.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb is an excellent service. Used it in a marketing/PR fashion and was pleasantly satisfied with my results. Multiple pick ups from large media outlets and exposure. Website traffic rose and our overall presence in the market rose immensely.

PRWeb review by William D.
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"Powerful tool"

What do you like best?

PRWeb allows small businesses on a budget to get their news out widely and support other efforts to achieve earned media coverage. It’s a cost-effective alternative to similar services. It’s easy to use and allows you to include an image. It helps your press release appear in search engines (helps SEO).

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike. The service is simply perfect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The press release distribution experience is simple and intuitive. Representatives are easy to get a hold of and respond in a timely manner and a great at catching copy errors.

PRWeb review by Chelsea L.
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"Good press release distributor"

What do you like best?

My account manager is great and provides helpful tips. Their editorial team also reviews and makes edits if necessary.

What do you dislike?

You can't format your release. If you include another company in your release you have to get them to approve. It can be difficult to them get another approval from that company/customer mentioned.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use service, fairly cheap too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me send press releases over the wire. Easy to use service.

PRWeb review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"A press release tool that gets the job done"

What do you like best?

PRWeb is incredibly easy to use—a simple text editor and clear options for release. In addition, their customer service has been phenomenal whenever we've needed to make a last minute change to a release.

What do you dislike?

Previewing press releases is less than ideal. When changes are required, it requires many steps to return to editing and then progress back to previewing. This interface could be significantly streamlined and is a time-waster.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want to get our press releases out into the world and PRWeb makes that happen—consistently and with excellence.

PRWeb review by Katie P.
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"Easy way to distribute press releases"

What do you like best?

Super easy to use, self-explanatory process, options for targeted distribution

What do you dislike?

I wouldn't say this is a dislike, but a differentiator of other release distribution providers: it doesn't reach as large of audiences as others, but this is perfect for companies looking for national outreach on a budget

Recommendations to others considering the product

You might need a little training, but you won't need a full onboard. Super simple tool

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy way to distribute press releases, which we do frequently

PRWeb review by User in Computer & Network Security
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"Communicative Staff and Easy to use"

What do you like best?

This company is easy to use and a quick way to expand our reach with Press Releases. They are very responsive and are able to quickly turn around last minute needs.

What do you dislike?

So far, I have not had any complaints with the few times we have used it this year. I don't consider it pricey in general, but for our budget, we do not have a lot of room for this time of service, so we use it sparingly about once a quarter

Recommendations to others considering the product

Friendly and quick to respond staff. I have been pleased with the results that I get in return.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

with a marketing team of one, this is a quick way to get a press release out regionally and nationally without taking up alot of time.

PRWeb review by User
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"PRWeb Does the Job for a Good Price"

What do you like best?

PRWeb made it easy to target regions and topics for our press release. It was simple, straightforward process.

What do you dislike?

They sent me so many emails reminding me about all these different things that weren't relevant. I couldn't turn the email off.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We got a personal referral to PRWeb from a trusted contact and that's why we went with them. You won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb solved our need to announce the acquisition of a new real estate deal. The benefit was more people heard about our firm and what we do.

PRWeb review by Lisa C.
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"Cutting Edge News Delivered"

What do you like best?

I like that the information is current and also more importantly; that all of the information related to the PR contact is provided.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. If I had to pick one thing... it relates to incorrect contact information provided or out dated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Ability to connect with the right PR contact.

PRWeb review by Heather  L.
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"PR Web Is Great"

What do you like best?

I love the aggregate of all the media outlets and the ability to distribute quickly.

What do you dislike?

There are not enough local outlets on the distribution list. I don't like this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting relevant news out to media outlets in a quick and effective manner.

PRWeb review by Dominica A.
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"Amazing PR service!"

What do you like best?

I love the simplicity and the price range. It is so easy to use that there are no excuses not to use it. Simple, and so powerful if done regularly.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike. The service is simply perfect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Write a press release about your business, and for $99/pop, PRWeb will get it published for you on news sites and tech blogs. For a little extra, they’ll send your release to journalists and bloggers, in the hopes that they’ll publish it for you on their sites too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing lots of outreach opportunities for our business.

PRWeb review by User
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"Top SEO PR Solution on the market"

What do you like best?

I've been using PRWeb for years for multiple clients and it never disappoints. It works perfectly within my SEO strategies and we can launch individual microsites that link back to specific landing pages in our sites while building our brand awareness!

What do you dislike?

I wish PRWeb had better pricing options for different types of businesses/organizations that better fit their budgetary constraints. I also would like to see a white label option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Client was looking to launch a new campaign focused around a new product offering and PRWeb was a wonderful solution. Was able to marry it with other tactics to effectively reach our desired target audience by creating a fantastic key word strategy.

PRWeb review by User in Public Relations and Communications
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"Helpful Solution in PR Agency Toolkit"

What do you like best?

As a release distribution tool, PRWeb also offers strong integration with social media through automation. Broad network of contacts and good segmentation options for niche industries.

What do you dislike?

While PRWeb is more cost-effective than many of the traditional wires, it's still a pretty decent investment for the more advanced distribution packages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cision's PR web is a significant investment and may be more cost-effective when purchased as an entire agency. For most freelancers or independent contractors, it's not a reasonable solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb gets your company or client's news releases out widely - and fast, resulting in better SEO and more website traffic, in addition to increased visibility from writers and media.

PRWeb review by Sarah S.
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"Only use when necessary"

What do you like best?

I like that it is easy to use and they make it easy to follow along with guidelines listed at each part of when you submit.

What do you dislike?

Their process to submit releases and then go through them. sometimes they don't understand my message when I am sending it through a client.

Recommendations to others considering the product

don't be fooled by a lot of their add on packages. Just keep it simple and understand what your client needs when you are submitting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I typically use it with my clients for bigger projects or when we need to break news

PRWeb review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great Distribution Network"

What do you like best?

This is a great service our company uses to send out press releases. Very easy and intuitive. It also catches mistakes and won't send out anything with errors.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike about this service. It does what it does well. It's a pain to have to log-in to social media each time in order to add social accounts in each distribution, but I can see the point of having to do it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to get the word out on your company/event, this service gets the job done.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We host a number of events each year, so this definitely helps us in getting our press releases out. It helps us to analyze our data and see how people hear about our events.

PRWeb review by Gary W.
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"Powerful for PR and Journalists"

What do you like best?

I like the daily digest tool for creating personalized feeds for the industries I cover.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I dislike, the learning curve is short and the user interface is intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb allows me to distribute and receive PR content targeted to the audiences I want to reach, with strong SEO benefits as well.

PRWeb review by User
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"PR Web is a great tool to share information"

What do you like best?

PR Web is very easy to use. I like that I can send something out and the next day I have thousands of impressions.

What do you dislike?

Using PR Web I dislike that I cannot make anything bold or italics. It is also very hard to work with spacing. I also get nervous with the numbers reported, thinking they may not be correct.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to get your information out then PRWeb is a great tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With PRWeb we have gained more notice from media when doing campaigns.

PRWeb review by Ingrid C.
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"PR Web Review"

What do you like best?

It's fairly easy to use, upload, add images, insert copy, etc.

What do you dislike?

I'm not sure that the coverage is really good enough.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The results look good for the client as it appears that your news is fairly well distributed. There are good links that can then be used for social media.

PRWeb review by User in Public Relations and Communications
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"PRWeb "

What do you like best?

It is easy to navigate within the website, submit press releases, and target particular regions and topics for their news.

What do you dislike?

system processes slow down the distribution of material. There are also additional fees for same day release. the service’s requirement to have authorization from companies mentioned in the news release can slow down the distribution time

Recommendations to others considering the product

When choosing a press release service, it’s important that the system integrates with other applications your business is currently using. PRWeb does this well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The website makes uploading press releases quick and easy. The editorial team provides excellent support in proofreading materials to ensure that it hits all the important parameters.

PRWeb review by Elizabeth D.
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"PRWeb makes press release distribution fairly easy with only a few hiccups. "

What do you like best?

I like how easy the set up is and how it is fairly self explanatory. I like how it's just a matter of cut and paste from my word document. I did like how PRWeb would not release the release until any problem areas were fixed. It was like an extra line of defense, which is nice in the fast-paced world of PR.

What do you dislike?

How I have to log in to Facebook and LinkedIn every time I distribute a release. It would be nice if it would automatically stay logged in. I would also like to be able to have more select choices for keywords. While there are certainly a lot to choose from, there were many that didn't exactly fit my client's needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend it to others for press release distribution. It's fairly easy to follow and is far reaching. I do wish there were more helpful tips in getting more than 3 stars on headlines and summaries, but other than that, I think it is a great site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are working to generate more positive press for our clients. I think it is great how far and wide our press releases have reached. Our client has mentioned how he keeps getting new calls every week from people who have seen the press releases, so I think the wide audience has helped generate more business for him.

I think PRWeb is great for professionals just getting started in the business because it is an easy format to follow, in terms of how to set up the release.

PRWeb review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"Good for basic Public Relation specialists"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that it is free and can be easily set up by a new user. The ease of the platform is one of its best features.

What do you dislike?

Because it is free, there is a sense of clustered voice on the platform. I believe this product is good for basic announcements but for serious impressions, it does not supplement paid pr strategies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As I mentioned, this is a great tool for beginners to explore to get some traction going.. You should definitely use it to get traffic to the website too. It is a great referral source.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting the client's brand noticed and visible in a busy marketplace. I use it regularly to get traffic to my website too.

PRWeb review by Chersten R.
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"PRWeb Review"

What do you like best?

That i can choose the region where my press releases are sent and also include images and links to my company and my products.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes i can't drill down as much as i'd like in regards to cities but it's ok

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider this and consider PR Wire. However more often than not we choose this on an as needed basis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting our new and relevant news out to the community and desired areas.

PRWeb review by Agency in Higher Education
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"Complicated Interface, but Good End Result"

What do you like best?

After trying several different press services, PRWeb does seem to have the most comprehensive press coverage. Their distribution list is by far the largest and most impressive.

What do you dislike?

The interface is incredibly clunky. You have to copy and paste different sections of the press release into text boxes instead of simply uploading a Word document or copying into one main text box. I also feel that the service is overpriced for what they offer, but if you have a high-profile press release, it's worth it to go for PRWeb instead of a third party site.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan some extra time in your day to upload the press release. It's definitely not a two-minute process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PRWeb has definitely helped us gain press coverage. If you use PRWeb, you're certain to get at least some media attention, both in digital searches and print.

PRWeb review by User in Telecommunications
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"Publish your post within minutes"

What do you like best?

it's simple and easy to work in their interface and they have recommendations on how you can improve your content which is very useful

What do you dislike?

Nothing really bothers me about this platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a pretty easy to use platform to get your words out there quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use PRweb for our press release to reach out to more audiences about our success stories, case studies, and eventually, we generate more customers/leads.

PRWeb review by Agency in Public Relations and Communications
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"PRWeb for Client Use"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the simple interface of the site. It makes the process of sending out releases headache free. There is also a great response and clients are generally happy about results.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that I dislike. But sometimes it can be hard to make corrections to releases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely use this as a tool as a way yo generate buzz and gain media coverage for clients.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are tracking for clients how much coverage they receive and monitoring what news is out there about them and their competitors. PRWeb ahs allowed us to look up other news and to also get important information out.

PRWeb review by Sarah B.
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"PR Web for a Small Business"

What do you like best?

PR Web is simple to use, while writing a press release, it makes suggestions how how to optimize your SEO along with other useful tips. It's like having an editor in real time.

What do you dislike?

I would like more in depth analytics, but what they do have gives good overall insights.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PR Web is an excellent source to write and distribute press releases, it allows you to pick key regions or industries in order to target your clients and potential market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use PR Web to distribute press releases on awards and staffing changes, this is an opportunity for us to create brand awareness and optimize our SEO.

PRWeb review by Kevin D.
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"Good customer service "

What do you like best?

Great all-access phone line for great customer service.

What do you dislike?

Not the widest distribtuion -- had to rely on other methods to get picked up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wide distribution to segmented audiences

PRWeb review by Jamie D.
Jamie D.
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"PRWeb seems to be a mixed bag of high-fives and headaches."

What do you like best?

PRWeb does a great job understanding what its clients are there to do and offering a solution to that need that is clear and accessible. Because costs aren't hidden and scalability is served up with no pressure, PRWeb feels like an approachable news distribution channel. It also appears to offer valuable add-ons and recommendations for improvement for rookies.

What do you dislike?

The upload process can be quirky. I can keep my wits about me after one timeout or error, but on more than one occasion, I've felt like I've run into one brick wall after another and find myself clambering (alone) for a solution, grasping for straws such as browser compatibility.

Leveraging social media is a bit of a challenge as well, as it assumes the person uploading the release is also the keyholder to all social media assets. For our company, that's not the case, so when I try to connect our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts to the release, it tries to verify them on my personal accounts, which I don't want to do. Or if I do want to do that, PRWeb doesn't hold my hand enough in that part of the upload process to let me know. I feel like I end up missing a pretty big opportunity by bypassing that portion of the service, but the last time I tried to figure it out, the system timed out, and I lost all of my prior work (see paragraph 1 in this same section).

I dislike the deluge of competitors that hammer me over the head with their offers, but I don't imagine there's a damn thing PRWeb can do about that now (and likely can consider it a feather in their cap since the release is obviously landing in someone's lap).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not sure if we're solving this challenge, but we are perpetually focusing on garnering regional, national and trade-industry visibility. We enjoy the metrics that let us know how many people and pubs have gotten their grips on our news, but beyond that, it feels a bit nebulous.

We're always working to boost SEO without dumping buckets of cash to Google AdWords and other engines that hold our budgets hostage, and I keep crossing my fingers and holding my breath that carefully crafted press releases with proper messaging on the proper news distribution service will somehow help. Does it? Tough to say.

PRWeb review by Rebecca R.
Rebecca R.
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"PRWeb: Is it worth it?"

What do you like best?

For small to mid-size companies, PRWeb is a good way to distribute company news to a wide and directed audience--especially for software companies such as ours. The editors are given a narrow window of what is considered news--human interest and thought leadership interviews--can fall outside their guidelines so it's important to demonstrate the timeliness and news worthiness of the press release. I have found them consistent and their feedback very useful.

What do you dislike?

The Vocus analytics don't necessarily reflect the interest generated in a specific press release topic. We may have over 100K impressions, but we often see more interest and activity on our website due to other events and promotions rather than PRWeb Press Releases. In other words, it has its place in the Marketing strategy, but it can be limited.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to increase awareness and understanding of our B2B data extraction, location, and classification software platform. We've seen some positive results due to leveraging PRWeb.

PRWeb review by Bruce C.
Bruce C.
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"PR Web Provides Great Service and Great Coverage"

What do you like best?

I have been using PR Web for almost three years. The software and their support team has performed exceptionally and helped us drive great results in our PR program. We routinely get releases posted to almost 300 online sites. The support team is always helpful in resolving any issues and they are very responsive.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the system can be a little difficult to use, but overall, considering the amount of data they manage every day, it is a solid system that provides a lot of benefits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool for distributing PR releases that allows you to target industries or regions of the country.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use PR Web to provide PR for our clients. It enables us to both distribute releases to a very broad base of news sites as well as target specific regions or markets very easily. Providing our clients with excellent PR coverage helps them to grow their business.

PRWeb review by Harrison M.
Harrison M.
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"Great idea, mediocre execution"

What do you like best?

I've heard a lot of great things about PR Web in the past, which is what initially got me to try it out back in September. After running a press release with them, I was greatly satisfied with the amount of links their service pulled in. The reports were easy to read, and I got incredible customer service from them.

What do you dislike?

After further examination on the report, however, I came to realize that maybe only 2-3 links were actually racking in a decent amount of views. The rest were from obscure sites that I personally had never heard of. I think the idea of being able to disseminate a press release with the simple click of a button is great, but this could easily be in the 8-10 range had it actually made an impact on sales and/or impressions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommendations would be to broaden your topic as much as possible. The more outlets you are on, the better chance you have of getting a great bang out of your buck.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PR Web was able to improve my SEO score slightly, but it definitely has some room for improvement.

PRWeb review by User in E-Learning
User in E-Learning
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"Impersonal, Miscommunication and Arbitrary Editorial Rules"

What do you like best?

Advertises a good value proposition, but...

What do you dislike?

Horrible experience as first time user. They held up my release, then sent an email confirming it was fine, then just never released it at the scheduled time because it was still held up. Editorial had an issue with one of the words in the headline, which I revised to a synonym I found that they had published many times. But I was held up in editorial again who refused to publish despite having approved it for larger companies. The word is "Free". The staff is impersonal and editorial policies arbitrary. What a waste of time and damage. If you have an urgent release and are not a large customer of theirs, I would advise going somewhere else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a social enterprise offering a free tool for educators

PRWeb review by Administrator in Public Safety
Administrator in Public Safety
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"Affordable and gets the job done"

What do you like best?

In comparison with other companies, PR Web is quite affordable and succeeds in an expected number of placements.

What do you dislike?

No dislikes for this product. I have not attempted using other syndicate products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Awareness. While press releases are outdated, they provide hard data that can’t be argued with in terms of audience reach.

PRWeb review by Mwamba Juliette M.
Mwamba Juliette M.
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"Pretty Good"

What do you like best?

Really great by impacts customer behavior by providing efficient communication tools to correspnd with them

What do you dislike?

It's definitely for small businesses rather than for large scale operations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's definitely for small businesses rather than for large scale operations, but overall great benefits

PRWeb review by User in Computer Software
User in Computer Software
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"It’s okay"

What do you like best?

Another SEO for our website. Basic platform to push any news we had. Easy to create account.

What do you dislike?

Really other SEO purposes. No body seemed to care. I mean yeah it shows up on News tab of Google, but nobody seemed to read it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it for bare-minimum PR effort. It's not that hard to put together a quick article and submit to PRweb.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pushing our any major updates. Bare minimum PR effort. Benefits... SEO?

PRWeb review by Marvin C.
Marvin C.
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"PRWeb - Non-invasive, simple tools, but lacks features and questionable verification and editing"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, simple design, the template system is exactly what we need for standard press releases.

What do you dislike?

Too simple, editor lacks basic features, like headings and bold text. Editorial process can be inconsistent. Statistic tracking and useability can be streamlined.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for an easy to use and simple press release distribution interface. PR web is a good choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PR Web is great for promotion and brand awareness, as well as keeping the public up-to-date with our latest research findings.

PRWeb review by David G.
David G.
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"Not as good as PR Newswire"

What do you like best?

It works for what it is but I used PR Newswire at a previous job and felt it was more effective

What do you dislike?

One size fits all, which makes it feel like we are sending out release that are not being read

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Broad PR distribution

PRWeb review by Emma M.
Emma M.
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"PR Web review"

What do you like best?

I like that there are lots of tips and tricks to create effective press releases.

What do you dislike?

There should be more specific targeting of the chosen media for people like me who specialize in a certain field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating more modern, concise, and enticing press releases.

PRWeb review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"It’s a great source for “real news”"

What do you like best?

I appreciate PRWeb when writing journalistic articles as a source of valid information.and authoritative quotes.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the pieces are biased, making them invalid for journalistic work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to use PRWeb as an original source for research.

PRWeb review by Karina C.
Karina C.
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"Great platform with amazing customer service"

What do you like best?

It is user friendly and has great customer experience

What do you dislike?

A little difficult to find the pricing guide

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Distributing press releases to a targeted audience. It shares company news as fast as you need it to.

PRWeb review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Great, easy to use press release distribution software!"

What do you like best?

The ease of uploading press releases and selecting the distribution lists and regions.

What do you dislike?

I wish you could target a little more specifically on some of the distribution lists.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A way to gain a broader audience for our press release distribution.

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