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We have awarded 1888 Press Release our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 20 Press Release Services. Read our review below to find out why...
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If you’re looking for a tailor made press release with potential benefits to your company website and media awareness then 1888PressRelease.com has plenty of options available. It’s a site all about focusing on what you need for your company, not predetermined packages that have features you aren’t interested in. Choice is key, and this site offers a host of possibilities for a range of budgets.
At the lowest end of the price scale you are able to produce and upload free press releases and have a few upgrade options available, ranging from $50-$100. These primarily focus around optimising search engine results and increasing the visibility of your press release, which are likely the most important factors to take into account when publishing a free press release. There are 5 paid pricing options (the details of 3 of them are given above, with the ‘in between’ options offering slight variations on the number of services offered in the package), the most expensive of which offers well over 40 features including enhanced search engine optimisation, distribution and a number of website and press release upgrades. The quality of these releases is outstanding, allowing you to upload a logo, images, links and to create video or picture galleries to encourage sales. The ultimate packages also have a reduced price for paid service upgrades such as website construction/mock-up, should you be interested in upgrading your website.
Help is at hand throughout the site through the means of small “?” icons which tell you about a particular service in more detail. This is a great touch as there are so many services available that it can be hard to know precisely what each one is without this guiding icon. There are also links around the site to take you through each key department, though an FAQ is severely lacking. You may send an email enquiry through the website if you are experiencing problems. 1888 Press Release is fairly well constructed but – as is often the case with press release sites – the homepage is full of text and can be bewildering. Signing up is relatively simple but they require you to submit your credit card details ahead of any purchase, which can make a few users feel somewhat uneasy and seems quite unnecessary.
1888PressRelease.com’s free releases are fairly standard and not necessarily well distributed, but its paid options offer a lot of benefits. At the high end of the pay scale you’ll get an exemplary service at a reasonable and competitive price, including some excellent options to enhance your consumer traffic and overall company profile. The extra paid services are interesting options for gaining professional insight and helping to develop your own media savvy. Once you’ve overcome its somewhat average layout and forgiven the credit card details requests (before you’ve even decided on paying for a service) then there’s plenty here to keep you up to date on how to produce and promote press releases. Why not take a look? We’re sure there will be something there to suit any press release pocket.
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