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Jan 16th, 2013, 01:12 PM
Press Releases & Rankings
I haven't been able to find a real clear answer out there. Do press releases negatively impact SEO? So far the ones my company has released seem to be on sites that absolutely nobody reads. I guess my concerns would be unnatural linking. These are press releases for an E-Commerce site, and the release is just to announce a new product.
Jan 16th, 2013, 04:29 PM
I don't think there's a lot of negativity that could be done. If ALL your links are press releases, I might be concerned. But press releases are generally only worthwhile when they're picked up by a legitimate news outlet (with authority, as seen by Google), and not by the fly-by-night post-anything press release sites out there. Been that way for a long time.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 04:31 PM
No..a press release won't negatively impact your SEO. Whats unnatural about it?
Jan 16th, 2013, 04:39 PM
My concern was becuase most of these PR sites look pretty spammy. Looking at what our company has done before they seemed like small exposure linkbaiting tactics.
Originally Posted by Test-ok
Jan 17th, 2013, 04:10 AM
If you place a press release on your site then submit it to every spammy garbage PR outlet you can, in my experience it can do harm.
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:17 AM
Is that the press release or the spamming that'll do it?
Originally Posted by KernelPanic
Jan 17th, 2013, 09:13 AM
More so the duplicate content I'd imagine... Having spam out there, plus copying the spam on your site might show Google your intent.
I would suspect if said content was hosted outside of the website, in KP's example, then perhaps there wouldn't be a big hurt/harm done.
Correct me if I'm wrong though.
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