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20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites

20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites
Following up on the advertising toolbox, you also need to let the media (oh if only there was a site about web 2.0 and social networking where you could get covered...) know about your new venture. We've gathered 20+ sites that will help you with getting your press release out in the world for free. And don't forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! 24-7PressRelease.com - Free release distribution with ad-support 1888PressRelease.com - Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving. ClickPress.com - Distributs to sites like Google News and Topix.net, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis. EcommWire.com - Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links. Express-Press-Release.com - Free distribution company with offices in 12 states. Free-Press-Release.com - Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts. PR9.net - Ad supported press distribution site.

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