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Top Free Press Release Sites For Mac PR Marketing In 2017

Top Free Press Release Websites
Apple webmasters pondering a free press release marketing strategy might want to explore the top PR sites shown in the graphic posted here. Several hours of gathering, merging, cleaning, analyzing and sorting lists of top news release distribution websites led to some clear indications of which high authority free press release sites rank for the most keywords. It's where your free PR syndication efforts will best be spent in the year ahead.

Top-10 Free PR Sites

Press Release Sites Than Rank Well

Although the now obsolete Google PageRank as well as MOZ DA/PA domain authority rankings provide some insight, it's really SEMRush that tells you how many RANKING KEYWORDS a given press site currently has in the top-100 of Google SERPS. The keyword numbers fall off rapidly as you move down the list, but don't be misled. On some of the smaller PR sites your release isn't competing with nearly as many other releases and still benefit from their Domain Authority. You may also stay on their lists of Newest releases, or the main page of your Category longer for decent visibility.

A Mac News Release Marketing Strategy

Elsewhere I've blogged about Press Release Marketing Strategies a Mac owner can pursue on a limited budget. For actual PR syndication, a subscription to Live PR Submitter might be good for those who actively issue regular releases. RankCrew offers SPUN PR packages that can be very useful in a 2nd-stage strategy to use spintax to target long-tail keyword variants in your titles as it's published to each free PR site. Lastly, Fiverr PR gigs which leverage a seller's *paid* accounts at sites like PRBuzz, ReleaseWire, MyPRGenie can get your news release on powerful PR sites at a very low cost. Remains A Free PR Powerhouse

Perhaps above all, the numbers in the chart are clear: Setting up a free Press Room at PRLog should be your highest priority. Much like building out a centerpiece EzineArticles account for your Mac article marketing efforts, a PRLog press room should sit at the top of your to-do list as the apex of your press release marketing strategy. It should be noted the most powerful free PR sites all offer paid news syndication as well to finance their operations. Paid press releases also tend to have additional SEO and link building power options.

DIY Free PR Distribution Benefits

One of the distinct advantages of pursuing a free press release publishing tactic is the ability to MIX IT UP as you publish from site to site. Good long-tail keyword research lets you mix up the Titles as you publish to rank for terms you might not otherwise nail with a single blast. Even if you paid $600 for a PRWeb premium distribution - one wrong choice in the Title keywords could stymie your success if you targeted a too-competitive keyword to rank for! For the average Mac internet or affiliate marketer, targeting varied long-tail Title alternates as you publish your free release in stages might help get you seen for underserved terms a single (but Duplicate Content filtered) blast might not.

Best-Ranking High-Authority SEO Article Directories For 2017

List Of Best Article DirectoriesLooking for the best list of article directory sites worth submitting to in 2017 and beyond? Mac article marketers should look closely at the graphic you see here. Hours of merging and cleaning outdated lists of '100 Best Article Directories' published elsewhere, removing duplicates, verifying still active sites, sorting by PageRank / DA / PA / Moz authority, etc. In particular, checking for the number of ranking keywords at SEMRush ultimately revealed who the Top Dogs are: Which directories still rank the best for SEO, and where your article marketer energies are best spent in the new year.

Article Directories That Still Rank High In Google

So what happened to hundreds and hundreds of other directories? Google put the screws to many article directory sites back in 2012 in the Penguin 1.0 era. A lot of article sites had their traffic decimated. Many owners let the domain expire or put it up for sale. Some keep the site intact, but aren't accepting any new articles. Other's limp along with a fraction of the traffic they once got, while some like EzineArtices have recovered from Google penalties.

However, a dozen in particular still absolutely thrive and rank for 1000's of keywords in Google's Top-100 search positions. Many are familiar sites to Mac article writers publishers that have withstood the test of time, a few are surprises.

This hit-list is by no means definitive. For example; Some directories Google now hates may still yield high-ranking articles in Bing and Yahoo. But it's also clear to Apple internet marketers - If you're going to pursue a Mac article writing and submission strategy, you now know the 12 best directories to have accounts at - and where to focus your energies.

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Article Marketing is far from dead. Bulk submissions to de-indexed and low-ranking directories is. Targeting article links with Brand, naked URL and your Social media account links is smart. Hammering your top-money keywords in your Author Resource box anchor text isn't wise. General info articles won't cut the ranks. Targeting long-tail keywords and niche interests that are underserved in your articles is how to get seen.

Armed with this list of high domain authority article sites, I'm going to double-down on my article marketing efforts in 2016.

Article Submission Software For Mac Content Marketing

Article Submitter Software Mac : ASHelperIs there any known article submission software for Mac OSX? Well there is, or was, or sorta is. An article directory submitter program called ASHelper was written years ago using Adobe Air cross-platform technology and is still available for download.

Article Submission Helper - ASHelper - is sadly no longer officially supported. It comes pre-loaded with over 100 article directories and a way to semi-automate registering at each, then submit to them from pre-populated account log-in and article content fields. The problem is the vast majority of the directories are no longer in existence. Perhaps more importantly, only 10 or so of the highest PageRank and Domain Authority directories which still rank for a lot of keywords are even worth submitting to these days.

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That said, ASHelper can still be a useful Mac article submitter tool because it supports spintax decoding and data fields to enter your Title, Summary, Article Body, and a spun Author Resource box. It includes a built-in web browser to navigate to each directory and log in. By pre-loading a spun article, then using Copy & Paste -- You can spin a variant, copy and paste the content to the proper fields at each site, complete your article submit, then go to another directory and spin again. If you're willing to slog from one article directory to another - it CAN help you do manual submissions yourself a little easier - and post more unique articles to each site. You can download the app here.

DIY Mac Article Directory Submission vs SEO Outsourcing
The benefit of doing it yourself is that you post to YOUR OWN author accounts and benefit from centralized control over all your articles at each site. There's a lot of value to having a well-maintained Author Account at several of the top directories, to have a complete profile filled out, have a handful of articles published at each.

Manual DIY submission is slow and tedious. Writing a high-caliber article, manual spinning of flawless quality, preparing varied Article Summaries and Author Box content and anchor link URL variations is a big task. Then slogging from directory to directory, spinning, copy and pasting then submitting is ultimately an arduous endeavor no matter how you slice it.

Spintax Article SubmissionAs an alternative, outsourcing a fully spun article submission with RankCrew might be a more efficient method. For $8-$10 you can get a 30 or 50 article submission package to their well-maintained list of ranking and active article directories. Particularly with spun titles, the spintax assures your articles target long-tail keyword variants as they're published and more of your articles are likely to avoid duplicate content filtering.

Fiverr Article Submit GigsA third option might be to outsource it on Fiverr. There you'll generally find gigs that will submit an article to their best choice of 10-15 directories for $5. They may - or may not - support spintax articles. The best gigs give you the option to create accounts you specify to let you control the username and log-in password for them. But typically, when you outsource article submission, it's usually done under THEIR registered accounts, and with someone else's pen-name. The article and Author Resource Box will still be yours, but you won't be able to log in, edit, or manage any published articles.

High DA / PA - PageRank Article Directories

The higher the Domain Authority of the directory, the more likely your articles are to rank on the first few pages of the major search engines. Of course the primary keywords in your title and content are subject to the ranking competitiveness of the topic. So longtail keyword research is essential when crafting your article's topic, content and title.

In another post I present a short-list of CURRENT article directory recommendations that still rank well in Google and Bing and are best to target your publishing efforts on in the year ahead. Always publish to #1 EzineArticles first as the apex of your Mac content marketing strategy -- Then publish spun variants at the others after Ezine approval.

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